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Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:41 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2011 10:55 pm
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Posteddurant-bosh by Ben Golliver

The NBA superstar clique is generally a tight-knit, insular group and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is usually a soft-spoken, polite man.  Those realities changed a bit today, as Durant publicly called out Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh following a nationally-televised game between the two teams on Sunday.

Royce Young of CBSSports.com reports that Durant was upset with Bosh over a skirmish that took place in the first half.
"I was talking to my teammate and [Bosh] decided he wanted to put his two cents into it. I am quiet guy, laid back guy, 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. There are a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them."
"I’m no punk. I wasn’t even talking to him first off. He decided to butt in and I’m not going to just let that slide. Especially in our house. Like I said, he’s not one of those guys I look at and say he has a rap for talking back to guys or getting into it. He’s a nice guy. I’m not going to let that type of person say something to me like that."

The skirmish was sparked, according to the Associated Press , after a Bosh hard foul on Thunder guard James Harden.

Bosh and Durant received a double technical foul in the first quarter after Bosh hacked Harden to prevent a fast-break basket.
Here's video of the exchange that precipitated the double technical fouls on Bosh and Durant.



Durant's words mark another development in his career arc, as, up to this point, he's been content with proving himself on the court and avoiding any major exchanges of words off the court.

Here, though, Durant clearly felt that protocol had been violated. To go at Bosh in such a personal way -- poking fun at his decision to team up with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, to call into question Bosh's toughness -- shows an edge I can't recall seeing out of Durant. I kind of like it.

While many superstars couldn't get away with this type of negative commentary without catching a backlash, Durant will almost assuredly skate clean here because Bosh is reviled and mocked by so many fans for the exact reasons Durant mentions. Bosh missed a bunch of time recently with a high ankle sprain and made a huge fuss about how the injury occurred and he posed in an absolutely ridiculous Maxim shoot , for example. Who is this guy to pretend to play enforcer?

The only problem with Durant's comments, of course, is that the Heat defeated the Thunder, 108-103.  Knowing Durant and his legendary competitivess, the loss will likely stick in his craw far longer than anything Bosh did on the court.

Note: This post has been updated from a previous version to clarify quotes attributed to Durant.
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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2011 10:29 am
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

wait you said durant has been in the show for 4 yrs and OKC has been in the show 2.5 yrs....WTF...why do I even try to reason with a raTARD....you are the worst kind...goodluck in life chump
Wow. Just wow.

(a) Please point out to me where I said anything about Durant being in the league for 4 years. Please. (First, you'll have to have a grown-up with an education teach you to read long strings of words set together in "sentences.")

(b) A guy using the word "raTARD" and talking about "reasoning" with anyone is priceless.

(c) Ask the grown-up who teaches you how to read to also teach you how to punctuate.

(d) I am the worst kind of what? Guy who stops you from making a fool out of yourself over and over? You're right - I suck at that.

(e) I've never heard of the word "goodluck." That must be a new one. Oh, I know - let's create a new language where we just throw two words together as one whenever we feel like it. Here's my beginning using descriptions of you:

-inbredmoron
-uneducatedfool
-barelyliterate

Please don't procreate. If you have already, let me know where to serve you with the papers terminating your parental rights.



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

I am beginning to love NBA players who are calling out other players via media. First Kevin Garnett (where were all these mean guy stories before?) and now RuPaul Bosh.  I now look forward to seeing trash talking players play each other because now there is a new edge to these games. For people saying what has Kevin Durant done in the NBA. What the heck has Chris Bosh done? Putting up nice stats on the Toronto Craptors? Durant is right Bosh could not talk any trash when Bosh was in Toronto but now Bosh thinks he is a tough guy. Funny.




Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

wait you said durant has been in the show for 4 yrs and OKC has been in the show 2.5 yrs....WTF...why do I even try to reason with a raTARD....you are the worst kind...goodluck in life chump


Fire Childress
Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 3:17 pm
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Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

I'm a Raps fan...ya I know, what can I say other than "Support your team". Kevin Durant is being 100% accurate in his statement. I don't see any problems at all. Bosh is as soft as cotton candy and has the same effect on you after you've had enough...makes your stomach turn and wanna take a BIG dump! Bosh is NOT tough and I find it hilarious that he is set at the POWER forward position. He's never played a full season and by the looks of it, never will. He's as much of clown on the court as he is in his stupid videos. Plop Juwan Howard in there and give him Bosh's minutes and you'd get the exact same production. What a waste of money. Durant, MVP candidate in his first few years on a crappy team, that's how it's done CB  wehhhh Cry. Durant...your the MAN!



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

Let me know how those first round playoff exits keep working out in Nowhere City.
That's a good one, detiger.

I mean, the team's been in OKC what, 2.5 years?

Okay. Good point.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:28 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

This usually happens when fans teams aren't relavent in the league. Keep hating and keep being envious. You all wouldve loved all 3 in your team!!!! TOO BAD so SAD for you all who did it get them! Keep hating!

Oklahoma city, durant, yall got pawned in your own house ! EAT THAT!



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

The Heat tried to get slick using Bosh as a thug to try to get Durant out of the game, glad he kept his head



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Kevin Durant calls Chris Bosh a 'fake tough guy'

If you read the comments I was having a convo w one of your fellow douche bags and he was talking sh it about the Pistons so I had to inform him and you as well....KD will win nothing in OKC.  no question about it, esp in the west, he will regret re-signing for 5 ... i like KD, I just wish he would shut his mouth, instead of being like the rest of the whinnie a ss NBAs...I respect players more who dont talk trash..most have won nothing



Fire Childress
Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2011 12:29 pm
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