Three-time NBA Champion Andre Iguodala shared an interesting story involving Kevin Durant that traces back to his time in Golden State. The two spent three seasons together from 2016-2019. In those three seasons, the Warriors made it to the NBA Finals all three times, winning two championships.
On JJ Redick’s “The Old Man and the Three podcast, Iguodala admitted that in one practice Draymond Green and himself were left with no choice but to double team Durant. Durant expressed his frustrations with the two because of it and this baffled the 37-year-old:
“Me and Draymond (Green) are competitors. Like we’re trying to win and the only way we’re going to win is if we double team KD. KD was so mad. I’m like, bro, do you not understand what we’re trying to tell you? You’re that good. You’ve got two guys who are elite. All-time on defense and we have to double team you. Don’t be mad at us bro, like you’re that good!”
In Durant’s time in Golden State, the offense was world class. With defenders like Draymond Green and Andre Igoudala, this became the perfect recipe for success. Still, it’s ridiculous to believe Steph Curry didn’t get that same respect as Durant offensively in practice. This just goes to show how far KD has taken his game. He isn’t stopping any time either in reaching higher levels.