At the time of Kevin Durant's free agency two years ago, he was coming off blowing a 3-1 lead to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. It seemed like he would run it back with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he ended up making the move to the Warriors.

KD now has a ring and NBA Finals MVP on his belt, and he's gunning for his second straight ring, with the Dubs currently holding a 2-0 lead on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

However, despite finally getting the championships and accolades he's always wanted, it seems like he still can't get over the backlash from his decision. From worrying about signing with the Warriors affecting his image to his burner Twitter account scandal last year, KD has shown a lot of insecurity.

In a recent article from RealGM, it further proves that as KD talks about what he was going through during his free agency two years ago.
"This might sound like a deep answer, but I hope you get it," said Durant.

"At that time in my career, I didn’t know how other people felt about my game. And I knew that I was pretty damn good and I knew I worked extremely hard, but I needed that validation from my peers and teams and GMs, people that are really into the game, to really help me feel good about myself and help me feel confident and let me know that what I was doing was working."
Durant says the Warriors made him feel comfortable as a person and basketball player.
"So when they all came, and they all put stuff to the side to come to the meeting, I was like, man, this is amazing. Best team in the league, some of the best players, most accomplished players want me on their team and want what I do, what I bring to the table. It was pretty cool, you know what I’m saying?

"Because I’m looking at this whole basketball thing from a kid’s perspective. I’m still excited, I’m still learning. So to have that much love in the room for how I play basketball, that’s cool. They’ll get to know me as a person, I was confident with that. But the basketball side, I was, like, man it’s pretty damn cool that people enjoy the way I play and want me to play with them."


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