Following the feud between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors’ point guard, Stephen Curry, publicly talked for the first time about the issue.
Here is what the 30-year-old player, who has missed the last five Warriors’ games, said, per ESPN:
On the professionalism: “Obviously it sucks not being able to play. It sucks when you’re not with the team when something like that happens. But I think the way we’ve handled it as a team, the way Draymond’s handled it, the way KD’s handled it, it’s been nothing but professionalism and understanding that it’s about the team. And the conversations that we’ve all had, whether it’s one-on-one, as a team, is keeping that in mind.”
On the goals ahead: “And at the end of the day, nothing should distract us from what our goal is. I think guys have attempted and are going to continue to get to a place where we can continue to move forward, get back to who we are as a team – and once we get over these injuries, we’ll be able to show what we’re about as a team and do it together, so I’m extremely proud of the way we’ve handled this last week. It’s an opportunity to really implode and crumble, but that’s not going to happen.”
On the relationship between Durant and Green: “They have a lot of equity built in their relationship…We’ve won championships together. They’ve brought out the best in each other. Obviously, I don’t think they’ve had an incident to this level, but you don’t have the experiences you’ve had and go through the journey that we’ve been on and let it be derailed by something like that. Obviously, from a personal standpoint, there are things that need to be worked through. That’s like any relationship in life. But at the end of the day, they both understand that neither one of them is going to be a reason that we don’t win a championship this year. I can roll with that.”