Kevin Durant does not forgive and forget when you've wronged him.
When the then-Golden State Warriors superstar went down with his infamous Achilles injury, the incident was originally met with cheers from some Toronto Raptors fans at Scotiabank Arena before Kyle Lowry and others insisted that the crowd quiet down. In an interview with Yahoo's Chris Haynes, the new face of the Brooklyn Nets went for the jugular, ethering the Raptors as they begin their post-Kawhi Leonard life.
“It will probably be the last time they will be in the Finals,” Durant said.
For Raptors fans, those 13 words might sting more than Achilles injury could ever hurt Durant.
Given the problems that Toronto has had and likely will continue to have in attracting top free agents -- location, taxes, and weather all play a factor -- Durant's prophecy is likely to be proven true, at least in the immediate aftermath of Kawhi's departure for Los Angeles.
Now that he is a Net, Durant will face Toronto at leas six times per season, including three trips to Canada in the regular season. Once he's back in action and ready to play, get your popcorn ready.