Myles Garrett is no fan of Kevin Durant

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Most Browns players have opinions about Lebron James. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has a strong opinion about one of Lebron’s nemeses, Golden State Warrior star Kevin Durant.

KD broke the league,” Garrett said Wednesday on 92.3 The Fan, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

So how did Durant actually break the NBA?

“You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out in my mind,” Garrett said. “It’s different when LeBron left. He went to [Miami to join Dwayne] 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.

“With KD, you just stick him in and he scores. You already knew what they had. 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.”

Garrett made it clear he’ll never jump to a team that already is stocked.

“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 coat tails 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.”

Which of course is better than to stay and just keep on losing. Which has pretty much been the story of the Browns since the team returned to the NFL in 1999.

38 responses to “Myles Garrett is no fan of Kevin Durant

  1. But I’m sure if Durant, Steph, Draymond and Klay all decided to come to Clevelanrd and join James, Garrett would have no problem. It’s easy to hate when you’re consistently not winning anything.

  2. It would be like Jordan jumping to Detroit because he couldn’t beat them. It would of been a affirmation of his inability to beat the best. Instead after a few years of failing to defeat the Detroit “Bad Boys”, he and Pippen took over. KD is the modern day millennial, who doesn’t run to challenges but runs from them. Purple marker worthy. Participation trophy worthy.

  3. When LeBron went to the Heat, the Heat weren’t coming off a 70+ win season, and was being considered one of the best teams of all time.

  4. Sour grapes from a Cav’s fan. That is all this is.
    Does anyone actually believe that if New England traded up to the #1 spot in last years draft Garrett would have said ” Nope, you’re too good for my services” and force a trade.

  5. Wade already had a championship and Bosh was a known commodity. With Riley already having success building championship teams, it feels kind of the same.

  6. So let me make sure I am understanding this.. In Garrett’s mind it is better to stay on a team and not win a title than it is to strive for what the game is all about; winning. Would you stay at your current job if there was a better opportunity to be more successful in your career and personal goals? This mindset is just not logical to me.

  7. LeBron started this with players trying to recruit others to form a super team.
    But Golden State did it better…,oh, and he needs to cut out the broken hand talk, it ain’t broken.

  8. Can’t say I disagree — its the old if you can’t beat them, join them scenario. At least the NFL has some semblance of parity. In the NBA it’s a couple super teams and everyone else, which is pretty boring.

  9. Haha, ok there Myles.

    So, when you’re 0-48 in your career and have the opportunity to jump to a perennial winner, you’re going to politely pass and stay where you are? Right.

    KD did EXACTLY what James did, but just with/to a better team – they both chased rings and BOTH will be branded with that in their legacy.

  10. Lebron started this getting Chris Bosch from Toronto to go to Miami with him. They both joined Wade in the 2010 – 11 season. They were all on the Gold medal team for the US so Lebron did in fact do it earlier.

  11. Now this just me, but I could join a team like the Warriors knowing how good they are. It’s definitely true that any single player can have an off night and guess what? They are STACKED with talent so unless they’re playing a top level team they still win. Why not? You can earn some good pocket change without beating yourself up. Everyone is different and some feel they want to be on a team that’s a player or 2 from maybe being able to seriously challenge them.

  12. It’s not much different at all. LBJ joined the best SG at the time in Wade, and a top 10 maybe top 5 PF in Bosh at the time. It was thought of as 3 HOF players together in their prime.

  13. mrbiggstuff says:
    June 14, 2018 at 5:31 pm
    Remind me again how this is different from LeBron going to Miami. I missed it
    ——–

    It’s not. Just logistically different. Intent the same.

    LeBron fans just don’t like to admit it.

  14. Not only did KD join a team that had won 73 games the year before, but he joined a team that he was up 3-1 on. LBJ was NEVER up 3-1 on the Heat or the Celtics, who had the “BIG Three” in KG, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. BIG difference between KD and LBJ and I have to agree with Garrett.

  15. So, let me get this right – a team which only stocks its roster with TEAM players is doing a bad thing by adding another team player. I think we can see that the ultimate selfish player, LeBron James, has dumbed down his teammates by denying them time to grow and to learn a system that isn’t predicated on going through the king.

    The last time I checked, Durant plays more defense in one game than LeBron plays in a playoff series.

    What has broken the NBA is having fake stars like James and the bearded one in Houston who are selfish and take entire series off because they aren’t conditioned and shift the balance of effort onto teammates.

  16. since this guy has never won an nfl game, how would he know whether it is better to ride on other teammates coat tails and win a game, or ride on other teammates coat tails and get a loss. and why he feels compelled to tell us his opinion on what actually winning a game might be like in the first place.

    just cause he plays football don’t make him a genius, just a millionaire.

  17. I agree all the NBA legends who won multiple championships i.e. kobe, shaq, Duncan Jordan all had to suffer loses in the first years of their career and they didn’t bail on their teams. KD is no hero to me

  18. The human point of view is Lebron wanted to play with his friends. KD wanted to play a fun style of basketball. Both wanted to play in the finals. Your forgetting the NBA season is 82 games long. You want to grind that out with friends, making it fun and winning as much as possible.

  19. Colin Cowheard has a very funny take on this, he says LeBron/Westbrook must be envy of KD. Is like passing through 1st class Colin says, they have real champagne, smooth, easy. Go to coach and is like rolling down the windows manually in old cars, always hard, expense lots of energy, while KD+GS do with the easy, they have fun. U want it the hard way, go ahead.

  20. Garrett reminds me of the time that Alex Rodriguez got an excellent offer from the Mariners, but bolted for the Rangers because they broke their piggy bank. On his way out, Alex dissed the Mariners fans as well as the owners.

    That following season, the Mariners finished with 116 wins. Alex’s Rangers finished dead last in the league, but Alex won the Golden Glove.

    So he had that going for him, which was nice…

  21. kcsam76 says:
    June 14, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    But I’m sure if Durant, Steph, Draymond and Klay all decided to come to Clevelanrd and join James, Garrett would have no problem. It’s easy to hate when you’re consistently not winning anything.
    ——————————————————————————————

    Garrett was being asked as a professional athlete about the NBA as a league, he’s lived in Cleveland maybe 15 minutes, not exactly “invested” as a Cavs fan (and later points out Lebron James part in glorifying that mentality). His point was as a pro athlete himself he would never do that because as a competitor what’s the point of event having a league if you can just have a good year or two with a team to just jump to whomever is most likely to get a title which is a loser mentality and not only prevents any other team from being successful but eventually making the league unwatchable.

    That’s called “not wanting a participation trophy” and the reason his former team mate Joe Thomas will get in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot. Literally anyone here could have gotten signed to the Golden state Warriors instead of Durant and they’d have the same number of titles.

    And yes Garrett is absolutely qualified to speak on this considering his status as a generational player and how many people told him he should have refused to sign with the Browns as the #1 overall pick.

  22. Nothing lasts forever. There are a couple up and coming young teams that are going to challenge the current superteam as they get older, lose a step, complacent. That said, divas in every sport are the same annoying type of personality and I marvel that people are gullible enough to be their fans.

  23. Lebron, Bosh and Wade tried to create a stacked team. KD went to an already stacked team, a team that had the best record in the league a year earlier, thats the difference.

    There is no way to do this in football, due to the amount of players.

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