Dwyane Wade advises Kevin Durant and Golden State how to handle 'villains' tag

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Kevin Durant's start to life with the Golden State Warriors has been a rollercoaster. There have been the highs, such as a big win over his former team, and then the lows of big losses to the San Antonio Spurs and L.A. Lakers.

Every loss is greeted with pleasure on social media with many fans keen to see the NBA's 'super team' fall flat on their faces in the pursuit of silverware.

The Warriors have adopted the role of villains in the NBA and the players are happy to embrace that. However, Dwyane Wade, who experienced the same scenario during his time alongside LeBron James in Miami, implored the 2014 MVP to just 'enjoy' his basketball.

Speaking to Basketball Insiders, the Chicago Bulls guard said: “I think the biggest thing is, what I say is just enjoy it. One thing we did wrong our first year was we played into the villain role because people was not liking that we was together and we tried to play into that role.

"That’s not why we started playing basketball – we started playing basketball because we enjoyed it and we loved it.

“When you play that way, you win that way. That’s the one thing, don’t play into the role of what people expect of you.

“You have the ability to do whatever you want in life and you made a decision, so live with your decision,” he said of Durant, specifically. “Enjoy your decision and just enjoy playing basketball.”

For all the hate, Wade's time in the 'Big Three' with Chris Bosh and James produced two championship rings. We're sure Durant would love the same to come of his spell in the Bay.

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