Kevin Durant's mom is not one to shy away from confrontation when it involves her son.
The 2014 Most Valuable Player has come in for some criticism for his move to the Golden State Warriors. The new pantomime villain's switch has even been questioned by commissioner Adam Silver, who said the formation of superteams was not good for the league.
But it seems Wanda Durant has set Silver straight following his comment, jumping to the defence of her son and explaining the situation to the NBA's head honcho.
As per Cleveland.com, who spoke to Silver at the ESPY awards, he said: “The one thing I have learned, I was just talking to Kevin Durant’s mom, every situation is different. This was a team in Golden State where they have three all-stars who were all drafted. A team that’s under the cap. And one free agent, who also happens to be a superstar, makes a decision to go to that team.
"It’s very different than if multiple players from different teams had come together and said let’s all land on yet a completely different team.
“Every situation is unique, and these players have difficult decisions to make. Of course they want to win. I’m sure it was very difficult for him to leave the Oklahoma City community. Look at the incredible things he’s done there over the years. So these decisions are always difficult, and these are young men. It’s a lot of responsibility.”
Durant's mother is correct about the situation surrounding her boy, however, that has not stopped his new franchise becoming the envy of NBA fans the world over. It's common course in the league that power teams are disliked by others, and that is no different for the Dubs.
But that will not affect them one bit. Rings are all they care about.