sport news Kevin Durant criticizes 'entitled' fans for taking the NBA 'for granted' trends now
Kevin Durant has criticized 'entitled' fans in a newly-published interview as he looks to keep the Nets near the top of the Eastern Conference.
Brooklyn turned their season around with a 12-1 record in December, and they currently sit just 1.5 games off of the first-place Celtics with Durant shooting a career-best field goal percentage (56.8).
Kevin Durant is averaging a highly-efficient 29.9 points per game this season for the Nets
'Fans have become more entitled than anything,' Durant said, responding to the notion that fans may question effort in an average regular season game.
'So they're starting to question our motives for the game, or how we approach the game. The ones that do question -- like who are you? Just shut up and watch the game tonight. We go as hard as we want to go. We go as hard as our bodies allow us to go at this point.
'They only see us when the games come on, but the travel, the practices, the shootarounds -- we're constantly moving around. So every game's not going to be a high-intensity playoff game.'
While every team has nights where the slog of the regular season gets to them, the Nets have showed a renewed commitment to winning under Jacque Vaughn.
The team has gone 23-8 since he took over after seven