It would have been such a juicy piece of information and another reason for Oklahoma City Thunder fans to hate Kevin Durant, but it simply wasn’t true. ESPN reporter Royce Young — who covers the Thunder — said earlier in the week that Durant and Russell Westbrook had a meeting before free agency began where KD basically guaranteed he would be back with the Thunder.
Well, we all know how that ended up going and now he’s a Golden State Warrior. However, Young admitted to putting words in Durant’s mouth and he doesn’t actually know what was said in the meeting. He claims that he “misspoke” during one of his TrueHoop podcasts and that misled the public.
Young wrote he was attempting to convey the general feelings of Westbrook and others who met with Durant earlier this summer after teams pitched the four-time NBA scoring champion. So he put words in the mouth of Durant and now he looks the fool for not taking the time and effort to be clearer on the subject.
[h/t Sporting News]