OKC fans boo Kevin Durant during warmups, don't let up
Oklahoma City fans didn’t wait until tipoff to let their departed superstar know how they felt about his decision to join conference rival Golden State last summer.
From the moment he exited the hotel, his former supporters made it crystal clear.
Graphic signs, loud boos and even insulting costumes deriding Durant’s defection to the Warriors were in full force throughout the city and, in the hours leading up to the game itself, in Chesapeake Energy Arena itself.
Kevin Durant comes out to shoot. Boos. Durant is wearing headphones in the background. pic.twitter.com/Ip42oCcGKZ
— Erik Horne (@ErikkHorne) February 12, 2017
Printed Tweets from KDs past and an….uhhhhh….interesting picture pic.twitter.com/nesxv7guyM
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 12, 2017
And then we have an actual cupcake: pic.twitter.com/zlbyTS2fqb
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) February 12, 2017
Thunder fans booing KD as he takes the floor pregame. pic.twitter.com/ViwMSeA31X
— tim cato (@tim_cato) February 12, 2017
The chilly reception continued during the game, when Durant was booed in introductions and whenever he touched the ball on offense. The Warriors dominated the game to win 130-114.
After the win, Durant told ESPN’s Lisa Salters he expected the boos to be “a little louder.”