NFL’s Myles Garret Says Kevin Durant ‘Broke’ the NBA When He Joined the Warriors

“You hopped onto a 73-9 team and took the easy way out in my mind.”

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Myles Garrett, the top pick of the 2017 NFL draft, is no fan of super teams and he made it known this week, ripping Kevin Durant for joining the Golden State Warriors two summers ago and breaking the NBA in the process. 

It might seem odd that the Cleveland Browns star is ripping Durant, at least until you realize Garret is a huge LeBron James fan

“You hopped onto a 73-9 team and took the easy way out in my mind,” Garrett said of Durant in a interview on 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. He went on:

“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.”

But didn’t LeBron do something similar when he joined the Heat, teaming up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh? No, says Garrett:

It’s different when LeBron left. He went to [Miami to join] Wade and 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.

Garrett went on to criticize Durant for “riding on somebody’s coat tails to get a W.” It’s a weird criticism to level at the guy who’s won the past two NBA Finals MVPs. Wouldn’t someone who’s riding coattails be slinking into the background? Instead, Durant is rising to the occasion when it matters most.

Unfortunately for Garrett, Durant has fans too. And they took to Twitter to roast the 22-year-old who has exactly as many wins int he NFL as you do.