Browns' Myles Garrett says Kevin Durant 'broke' the NBA

Oleh Chelsea Howard 15 Jun 2018 364
Browns' Myles Garrett says Kevin Durant 'broke' the NBA

Warriors star Kevin Durant recently weighed in on the narrative from some critics that claimed he "ruined the NBA," but Browns defensive end Myles Garrett added more to that conversation Thursday with some comments of his own. 

Durant signed with the Warriors in July 2016 and has been a member of back-to-back championship winning teams. Garrett said Durant "took the easy way out" by joining a team that has already seen success with the players that were there before he signed. He went as far as to say the Warriors star "broke the league."

"With KD, you just stick him in and he scores. You already knew what they had," Garrett told 92.3 The Fan (via Cleveland.com). "They were 73-9 before and you put the second-best player in the world on an already all-time great team and of course you're going to have success, pretty easy success. Anyone can have an off night and they can still find a way to win."

Durant, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP, can be a free agent this summer and has said already that he plans to re-sign with Golden State.

"If I were him, I would've never made a move like that in the first place," Garrett said. "Me, I'm too competitive to try and ride on somebody's coattails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you're at now. There's no point in leaving since you've already taken that moniker where he's been called the snake and cupcake and all that. You might as well stay and just keep on winning."

Garrett went on to compare Durant's motivation to that of Cavaliers star LeBron James, who left Cleveland to join the Heat in 2010, and said Miami's success wasn't guaranteed with the addition of James. 

"It's different when LeBron left," Garrett said. "He went to (Miami to join Dwyane) Wade and (Chris) Bosh but it wasn't something that was already guaranteed, something you already knew was going to have immediate success. (James) had to gel and work things into place."

Durant said earlier this week in an interview with Yahoo Sports that he's "not worried about the NBA." He added: "They ain’t paying me enough to dictate the NBA. I should be making more money if all that’s on me. My responsibility is to whatever team I play for.”

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