At a time where it seems like everybody wants to paint Kevin Durant as the bad guy, his coach, Steve Kerr, has lept to his defence.
KD banished some demons on Thursday night as he scored a game-high 39 points to put his former side, the OKC Thunder, to the sword in his first ever game against them.
Warriors coach Kerr is getting tired of how the media is manipulating KD's comments and he is starting to feel sorry for his forward now.
"I feel bad for Kevin because even though he hasn't said anything negative, it's been portrayed that he said a lot of negative things about Oklahoma City, about Russ," Kerr said of Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. "It's not true. He has said some things that have been construed as negative."
Durant was quoted last month at Golden State's reception of the ENCORE award at Stanford University saying the Warriors "make it about the players, they make it about the environment, so it was really an easy choice."
"I feel really grateful to play for a team like that and play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form," Durant said then.
One could take those comments as a jab at Westbrook, who has an all-encompassing style that can takeover games at any given moment.
Rather than throwing shade at the Thunder, though, it is likely that Durantula was simply praising his new teammates and nothing more.
KD certainly came out on top during his first battle with Westbrook and the Thunder, but what will it be like when he returns to the Chesapeake Energy Arena?