Kevin Durant and his former NBA teammate Draymond Green wasted no time in calling out their doubters after Team USA claimed its fourth straight Olympic gold medal on Friday night.
Just minutes after their 87-82 victory over France, Durant and Green hopped on Instagram Live from Durant’s account as they walked toward their postgame press conference, calling out ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins and the FIBA Olympic power rankings for their criticism of Team USA.
"Everybody who said we were going to take the L…They had some power rankings out, they had us fourth behind Slovenia,” Durant said. “Come on, man. Talking about they're catching up to us, like, are you serious? This skill is unmatched, you dig?"
FIBA had Team USA behind Australia, France, and Slovenia, but Durant and company bounced back from early qualifying losses to win gold yet again, as Durant dropped 29 points on Friday.
"Kendrick Perkins, you talk a lot of s--t. A lot of s--t," Green said. "Act like you're American."
Green doubled down on those comments once he got to the postgame presser, but he and Durant made sure to get some initial comments in before stepping in front of the microphones.
"Shoutout to everybody that won this gold, everybody that chipped in and helped out,” Durant said. “We're going to the press conference, but I had to talk my s--t real quick."
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