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It Sure Seems Fishy Kevin Durant Waited This Long to Defend Warriors Over Achilles Injury

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors is assisted off the court after sustaining an injury in the first half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Kevin Durant leaving the Golden State Warriors following his Achilles injury has been the subject of moon landing levels of conspiracy, unfounded conjecture, and dot-connecting in an attempt to figure out just why he left for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. The common thread running through most of these theories is that KD was peeved at the Warriors medical staff for incorrectly evaluating an earlier injury to his calf.

However, according to Yahoo Sports, Durant isn't harboring any grudges, and claims that his injury was not mishandled at all.

Something still isn't adding up, however.

Durant announced that he would sign with Brooklyn on June 30. It's August 7. He had all the time in the world to thank Golden State and absolve them of any blame, but instead, he waits until a more than a month later before an answer is squeezed out of him by a journalist?

After nursing a significant injury for a month, he's all of a sudden ready to play in the NBA Finals? That's a bit strange.

We may never know the exact motivation for Durant leaving or what role the doctors played in it, but at least the guy is trying his best to soften the blow and not call out anyone in a way that re-opens wounds.