Kevin Durant’s Brother Leaves Eye-Popping Instagram Comment Regarding Warriors Future
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- There was already rampant speculation that this could be Kevin Durant's last season with the Golden State Warriors.
- Durant's brother didn't do anything to quell that speculation with his Instagram comment after the Warriors' opening-night victory over the Thunder.
To quote Michael Scott during “The Office” fire alarm: “Stay calm EVERYBODY. STAY F**KING CALM.”
Let’s get right to it: Shortly after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on opening night — a game that saw Kevin Durant drop an easy 27 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists — KD took to Instagram to share his excitement.
That’s a nice gallery of pictures OK great. As always, what’s the first thing you do when you see a post like this? You open the comment section.
What lies in the weeds is rumor gold, a comment from Kevin’s brother Tony, saying: “Filling the hand up before we get outta here!”
257 days until July 1, 2019. pic.twitter.com/RYgSiUSaot
— Sherwob Holmes (@World_Wide_Wob) October 17, 2018
As many of you know, Durant has the option after this season to opt out of his contract with the Warriors and become an unrestricted free agent.
What he does next is anyone’s guess, but, if you’re a Knicks or Lakers fan — you have already started the countdown clock to July 1, 2019, the beginning of NBA free agency. (It’s 257 days away, by the way.)
Let the record show there is absolutely no time context regarding Tony’s comment. For all we know, this could mean Kevin is “filling up the hand [with the Warriors for years to come] before getting outta here [to retirement]!”.
UPDATE: Tony Durant has issued a statement regarding what this comment meant:
But let’s be honest, the Knicks stink, and we fans have nothing better to do than start rumors, speculate and watch Zion Williamson mixtapes. The Warriors play at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 26, and you better believe The Mecca is going to roll out the red carpet for this man and try to prove to him why there is no other option.