Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant, Kevin Durant.
Even while on duty with Team USA, the discussion around his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors goes on.
The 2014 Most Valuable Player has continually insisted it was a tough decision to walk away from the only franchise he had known in his NBA career, but his switch to the Bay has made him and his new team the pantomime villains.
Unless you're a Warriors fan, it's fair to say nobody wants to see them succeed next season, and it's clear that fact has not been lost on the seven-time All-Star.
Durant admitted that he did not leave his bed for two days as he was worried somebody may try to run him over. A bit of an over-exaggeration, but he certainly wanted to surround himself with family and friends to help get to grips with the decision.
“The two days after I didn’t leave my bed because if I walk outside somebody might try to hit me with their car,” Durant said. “I just stayed in and tried to process it all. I wanted to be around family and positive support. It felt different, obviously.
“I had been somewhere for so long and made a change no one saw coming and didn’t think I would do. Of course, I didn’t know how it would be received afterward. But, at some point, I said, ‘Life goes on, and I can’t hide forever,’ so I had to face it.”
Durant will have to face his new image as the bad guy, much like LeBron did when he joined the Miami Heat in 2010. Often seen as one of the nicest players in the league, it will be a sharp contrast for the forward. However, much like his teammates, it's a challenge they will have to relish.