If Kevin Durant didn’t have enough fuel in the tank to play well on Thursday, new Thunder Jerami Grant lit a fire in KD with a first quarter poster.
“I don’t really say much but if you start it, i’ll finish it.” Said a G-rated Durant after the game.
“When you get dunked on like that, as a competitor out there you want to come back and try to make a play and try to ignite your team. He ignited his team with that dunk. I was just trying to do the same throughout the whole game.”
A minute and a half after getting dunked on, Durant scored an and 1 layup on Grant, stared at him and (according to our best lip readers) called him a “Bitch ass nigga, pussy!”
Even Joel Embiid agreed with our lip readers.
Durant went on to score 39 points (29 in the first half), including a career-high seven 3-pointers, in the 26 point beat down on his former team.
“Did he say a few words to him? Yeah, not a good idea” A laughing Steve Kerr said about Grant pouring gas on KD’s fire.