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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Kevin Durant Says Chris Bosh Is a ‘Fake Tough Guy’ and Is Right

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant got into a mild incident with Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh on Sunday during the Heat’s win. The two merely exchanged words after Thunder guard James Harden went in for a fast-break layup and was fouled hard by Bosh. Apparently Durant told Harden to dunk on Bosh the next time, and Bosh essentially said that wasn’t going to happen. They each got technical fouls, and Durant had more words after the loss.

“I’m a quiet guy, a laid back guy,” Durant said. “But I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now so he thinks he can talk a little bit. But it’s a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”

Durant’s self-description is pretty accurate, and I think most people would categorize Chris Bosh the same way. Bosh is generally laid back and quiet, and has even admitted as much. But being on a great team like the Heat with all the backup they have certainly can inflate one’s ego. That’s happened with Bosh, and Durant is exactly right. Thing is, Bosh’s team is good enough to back him up, and apparently he was feeling good after returning from his ankle injury to do that kind of talking.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki (Durant and LeBron pictured, not Bosh)

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