KD gives a fan a piece of his mind in Dallas.
Tensions are running uncharacteristically high for the Golden State Warriors, as the two-time defending champs have lost three straight amid an ongoing locker room dispute, injuries and looming free agency decisions. All-Star forward Kevin Durant - who checks off two of those three boxes - recently got into another heated verbal exchange on the court, but it wasn't with one of his teammates. In fact, it wasn't even with an opposing player.
During the Warriors' 112-109 loss to the Mavericks in Dallas on Saturday night, Durant approached a fan seated on the baseline and told them point blank, "Watch the fucking game and shut the fuck up." It's unknown what was said to KD that provoked his response, but you can check out his comments about fan etiquette in the IG post embedded below.
The Warriors are 1-4 in their last five games dating back to last week's overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in which Durant and Draymond Green got into a nasty argument. Draymond was ultimately suspended for one-game as a result, but has since been sidelined for what the team is describing as a toe injury.
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On top of that, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry has not played since November 8 due to a strained groin and he did not travel on the team's recent Texas road trip. According to the Warriors' press release, he is scheduled to be re-evaluated on Saturday, November 24.
Despite all of the issues both on and off the court, Golden State is still sitting at 12-6 for the year, slightly behind the Portland Trail Blazers for first place in the Western Conference.