Walt Frazier threw some salt on Kevin Durant’s good name, and Stephen Jackson did not take to kindly to the insult to Durant’s greatness.
Early in the week, Walt Frazier, the New York Knick’s hall-of-fame point guard, had some words about Kevin Durant’s greatness with the Golden State Warriors.
Only, those words were not kind words.
If you may recall, Fraizer, in an interview with the New York Daily News, said that Durant should have an asterisk beside his name. Why? Because he bolted the Oklahoma City Thunder to join Stephen Curry and an already great Golden State Warrior team.
Frazier criticized the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP and thinks his titles should have an asterisk.
"Durant, as great a player he is, I would still hold back (giving him credit) because he joined a team that really didn’t need him. He’s right there with LeBron, probably would’ve surpassed LeBron as the best player in the game soon, but for him doing that I still don’t give him the full credit that he probably wouldn’ve deserved if he stayed in OKC and won a title with that team. he’s going to be down the list for me because of that. There will be an asterisk next to his name."
Well, apparently, Stephen Jackson didn’t take too kindly to Walt’s statements, releasing a video on Twitter via Ball Don’t Stop that was strongly worded.
Jackson was right to call out Fraizer on his apparent diss to KD. Yes, he could have stayed and, maybe, could have won a championship with the Thunder; but he shouldn’t be slander for simply going to a team he felt could win it all.
There is no asterisk beside his name, nor should there be. Did we put an asterisk beside King James name when he went to Miami?
So why should we do that to Durant? Thank you, Jackson, for calling out that foolish statement.