Julius Randle Responds to Kevin Durant Calling Knicks 'Not Cool'

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks shoots against Rui Hachimura #8 of the Washington Wizards during the first half at Capital One Arena on October 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. 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 Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Kevin Durant started a war in New York. A few months after signing with the Brooklyn Nets, Durant recently explained his decision in a radio interview on Tuesday, saying the New York Knicks just weren't "cool" anymore.

The shade thrown by Durant clouded Knicks practice on Wednesday, and power forward Julius Randle wasn't going to stand for it. New York's offseason acquisition said he feels "pretty cool" to wear the Knicks uniform and team colors.

Randle seems ecstatic to be a New York Knick. Well, anyone would be happy to join the Knicks if they offered you a three-year, $62.1 million contract. Nonetheless, Randle stresses that the history of the Knicks organization appealed to him.

Durant disagrees with that sentiment, as he said he only remembered the Knicks playing in the NBA Finals back in 1994. The Nets franchise star continued, saying the current generation of NBA players haven't seen the team make a return or have much postseason success.

While the Knicks and Nets meet on Oct. 25, it won't be much of a revenge game, considering Durant will be out for the entirety of this season due to a torn Achilles.

Make no mistake about it, Julius Randle and Kevin Durant will exchange pleasantries on the court in the 2020-21 season.