Kevin Durant seemed to take a dig at his detractors after he missed out on the top 5 in ESPN’s latest Top 10 Rankings for the best players in the NBA.
Kevin Durant is never one to shy away from hitting back at his critics. The Brooklyn Nets superstar – often regarded as one of the best players in the game right now as well as one of the greatest ever – has built a reputation for himself as one of the most active superstars there is on social media. And KD only boosted his reputation with his latest retort at his detractors.
Durant’s latest comeback at his critics was a possible retort toward the recently released NBA Top 10 Rankings released by ESPN. In the list released by the sports broadcasting channel, Kevin Durant ranked at a lowly eighth place – behind the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic ahead of Durant followed by five other NBA superstars.
Joel Embiid, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum have ranked ahead of Durant as well, while Ja Morant and Devin Booker made up the remaining two spots in the rankings.
The rankings have been trending on social media ever since it surfaced, as the NBA community have had all sorts of problems with the players ranked – but none more so than Kevin Durant himself.
What did Kevin Durant have to say about the rankings?
Even though Durant did not directly address the NBA Top 10 Rankings, a subliminal message from the Nets superstar felt like a response to the rankings.
Hours after the release of the rankings, Durant took to his Twitter to post a couple of lines. The bars from a Benny The Butcher song read “Look, these lames still caught up, ‘cause my name’s still brought up, in top five convo from Langfield to Gainesville, Florida” – portraying Durant’s feelings of constantly brought up, as well as being in the top five and not anywhere below.
There is no doubt over the fact that even though Durant is either loved or hated, he is hardly ever ignored.