Listen: Kevin Durant, New York Knicks And Kevin Durant Amax discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Of course because that's not anticipated. The Golden State Warriors are still hopeful that Kevin Durant can come back for the finals. But we just don't know right now. They could be lying. It could be a calf. It might be an achilles or may very well be a calf injury that just needs time to heal for what I'm hearing. Kevin Durant is looking better. He was seen walking around yesterday standing in a hallway post game without any crutches or anything like that. So who knows? He might be okay. But here's the point that I'm trying to make. And it's a point that I think is worth visiting. When it comes to the New York, Knicks not the Lakers because LeBron is there and every single game every single month every single season counts significantly. So but as it pertains to the New York, Knicks, I wanna make sure I'm stating my position very, very clearly. If you are the New York Knicks even if the news came down that Kevin Durant was not available for the entire twenty nineteen twenty twenty NBAC's, and we have no reason to believe that's going to happen. But I'm just taking worst case scenario if you told me right now that Kevin Durant was not available for the entire twenty nineteen twenty twenty NBA season. You know what my response to you is? So I don't give a damn you still give him max dollars. I don't care if you gotta hire massage therapists masseuse somebody to do pedicure somebody to give him. Bubble bath. Calf's somebody to carry his bags somebody to do his. I don't give a damn what you gotta do. You Kevin Durant. Even if it meant waiting an entire year. The him to play for you meaning to next season if they came to me right now and I was a member of the New York, Knicks president, Steve mills. I was GM Scott Perry. If I was James Dolan himself, and you said to me, Kevin Durant is not available. Until October of twenty twenty I'm telling you right now. I'm still giving Kevin Durant Amax without blinking without hesitation. And I'll give you several reasons why number one, I probably get in kuwa- Linnet, number two kyri by himself. Doesn't cut it for me, nor Kemba Walker, I don't have a shot at Klay Thompson. Okay. Coaliton ain't thinking about coming to me. He's going to the clippers or you staying in Toronto. He probably considered the Brooklyn nets before he considered me. If I was the Knicks. Kevin Durant is my hope. He's the closest thing to a savior since Patrick Ewing was drafted in nineteen eighty five for the New York Knicks. Kevin"