Look: Kevin Durant Signing With the Warriors Has Tank Firing Shots at Stephen A. Smith

Look: Kevin Durant Signing With the Warriors Has Tank Firing Shots at Stephen A. Smith

The R&B singer responded to the ESPN personality's slander on KD.

Published July 5, 2016

There's no middle ground towards how you feel about Kevin Durant announcing that he's leaving Oklahoma City to sign with Golden State less than two months after he was unable to lead the Thunder to a Western Conference Finals victory over the Warriors despite owning a 3-1 lead.

Immediately after KD made the bombshell of an announcement via the Players' Tribune on Monday, Stephen A. Smith took the lead in ripping Durant for the free-agent move.

And if the tweet wasn't enough, Stephen A. proceeded to continue blasting Durant's decision to ink a two-year, $54.3 million deal with the Warriors on ESPN's SportsCenter.

He also took a break from his vacation to make a Facebook Live post, fully explaining why the move was weak. After all, the Warriors had just pulled off an NBA all-time best regular-season record 73 wins, despite blowing a 3-1 Finals edge over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to lose the championship. That and Durant joins a squad that touts back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry and fellow All-Stars in Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

Good lord. Of course, Screaming A.'s sentiments set off a tidal wave of reaction of its own, perhaps none greater than Tank accusing the ESPN personality of "tearing down our heroes."

OK, Tank. And the R&B singer was just getting started, padding his case with more examples of star players trying to chase rings — as it's more than clear that KD is trying to do just that.

And the parting shot...

Live your life, make your mama proud, and get yo money!!.. #Respect

A photo posted by Tank (@therealtank) on

When it comes to Durant leaving OKC and joining Dub Nation, do you agree with Stephen A.'s take or are you rolling with Tank?

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from Left: Noam Galai/WireImage, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET, Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


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