Stephen Curry insists Kevin Durant is "a good dude" and made it clear that he had nothing against reuniting with his former teammate this offseason. In the summer of 2016, Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors.
In his three years with the Warriors, Durant made three NBA Finals and won two titles. Durant is often critiiczed by the media, but Curry feels he is not a bad person - but just a little bit misunderstood. "The idea of playing with KD and knowing who he is as a person, from our history in those three years, I think KD's a really good dude.
I think he is misunderstood," Curry told Rolling Stone. "I think he has had certain things happen in his life that hurt his ability to trust people around him, in a sense of making him feel safe at all times. So all of those things, I understand, having played with him and gotten to know him.
I love that dude."
Curry would have nothing against reuniting with Durant
This offseason, Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. After Durant requested a trade, the Warriors internally discussed the possibility of brining back Durant.
In the end, nothing happened as Durant rescinded his trade request and decided to stay in Brooklyn. "And if you said, 'Oh, KD's coming back, and we're gonna play with him,' I had so much fun playing with him those three years, I'd be like, 'Hell, yeah!'" Curry said.
"Then you have to think: What does that actually mean? What does it look like?" Even without Durant, the Warriors are still one of the best teams in the NBA. Last season, they won their first NBA title since 2018. Heading into the new season, Curry and company are determined to repeat as back-to-back NBA champions.