Don’t lie in the name of Kevin Durant.
On Wednesday morning, the Nets star claimed ESPN analyst Jay Williams lied on national television about an apparent encounter they had at a holiday party years ago.
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“I’ll tell you a story real quick,” Williams said on his Keyshawn JWill & Zubin show on Tuesday.
“We’re at a holiday party for KD’s business and we’re all there, everyone’s hanging out.
“And I went on TV on ‘Get Up’ that day, and said, ‘Giannis (Antetokounmpo) was destroying people in the league.’
“And I said, ‘When you think about Giannis, it’s (as if Anthony Davis) and Kevin Durant had a baby, to a degree.’
“Kevin Durant comes up to me at the club and says, ‘Yo, don’t you ever compare me to Giannis again. Don’t you ever do that again.’
“And I was like, ‘Kev, what’re you talking about? Calm down. First off, I’m talking about scenarios, stylistically, the way you guys play a little bit, size, length.’
“And he’s like, ‘Nah, don’t ever compare that dude to me. Don’t ever.’”
Williams shared the same story on ESPN’s Get Up on Tuesday morning.
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Durant, in a fiery response to Williams hours after dropping 32 points on Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in the Nets’ Game 2 rout, said the conversation never happened.
“This a F****n lie. Jay Williams can NEVER speak for me, ever,” Durant wrote under the clip, which was shared by Sideline Sources on Instagram.
He also posted about Williams on Twitter.
“Mans will do anything to advance their careers in this media s***, wanting to be accepted by an industry that will dispose of you whenever they please,” Durant tweeted.
“Keep me out all that corny a** talk about who’s better and legacy and all that dumb a** s***. I don’t even talk like that.”
This originally appeared in the New York Post and has been republished with permission.