The Golden State Warriors should get via the Portland Path Blazers in the event that they wish to make it to a fifth consecutive NBA Finals. Assuming Kevin DurantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s opinion has not modified a lot for the reason that offseason, he canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be all that nervous about his upcoming opponent.
Again in July, Durant made an look on CJ McCollumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Pull UpÃ¢â‚¬Â Podcast and talked in regards to the upcoming season. McCollum was upset that DeMarcus Cousins had simply taken much less cash to hitch the Warriors and wished the large man to signal with Portland. Durant dismissed McCollumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s frustrations, as a result of he stated the Blazers star shouldn’t be involved about contending for a championship.
KD advised CJ McCullom to not fear about contending this season and to simply get pleasure from taking part in. CJ stated the Blazers would meet him on the prime, and right here we’re. pic.twitter.com/yzxigjbRR8
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Ã¢â‚¬Å“I imply, you realize you guys arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gonna win a championship,Ã¢â‚¬Â Durant stated whereas laughing. Ã¢â‚¬Å“LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s be sincere. I like yÃ¢â‚¬â„¢all. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re laborious to cease, however I imply, come on. You possibly canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be upset about this.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Durant went on to advise McCollum to Ã¢â‚¬Å“simply maintain taking part in and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fear about what goes on on the prime of issues.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Durant and McCollum are clearly shut, so DurantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feedback had been actually nothing greater than pleasant banter in that context. Nonetheless, it could not be a shock if the Blazers use them as motivation to play up the entire Ã¢â‚¬Å“they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t suppose we belong right hereÃ¢â‚¬Â angle.
McCollum scored 37 factors in Recreation 7 towards the Denver Nuggets on Sunday and made some large performs on each side of the ball. The Blazers shall be underdogs, however their confidence must be at its peak. That makes them as harmful as any group the Warriors have confronted.