Did Kevin Martin take shot at former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant?

Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (23) during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

For 77 games in 2012, Kevin Martin teamed up with NBA All-Star Kevin Durant as teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Apparently, it wasn’t too fun for Martin as he took a shot at the NBA’s poster boy recently, suggesting that Durant is more concerned with his stats than anything else.

Martin, who signed a four year, $28 million dollar deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves this past offseason dropped the not so subtle shot in a recent interview:

Kevin Martin on playing with the Wolves: “This is such a fun team to play on. Nobody is trying to lead the league in scoring here.”

Ouch.

Now granted, Martin will likely attempt to swing damage control by saying he was just speaking in a general term, but Martin likely wasn’t thrilled with being regulated to a bench role and made a third/fourth offensive option when he’d always been a top dog in Sacramento and Houston. Then ten year veteran once nearly averaged 25 points per game as a member of the Kings.

Either way, Martin clearly had a purpose with that little dig.

Topics: Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin, Minnesota TImberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder

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  • Regan Shinski

    Honestly, I read that quote when it first broke and did not interpret it as dig on KD.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jill.h.blue Jill Harrison Blue

    Given the fact KD is among leading scorers of all time, I find your remark a bit absurd and painted with a broad brush. Of course it was directed toward KD, tho I suspect Martin’s frequent nights of inconsistency put a great deal of pressure on him. Especially the playoff games’ bombs by Martin. Also remember Martin was quoted by SI, Daily Oklahoman, etc., that he wanted to spend the rest of his career in OKC, going so far as to say he’d take a cut in PAY…

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