For the third time in four seasons, the Golden State Warriors are NBA champions. But since bringing in Kevin Durant, they are 2-0 in the Finals. Fans believe there’s a lack of parity in the NBA. Though, fans wouldn’t like hearing that there’s never really been parity in professional basketball. But don’t tell that to Cleveland Browns lineman Myles Garrett. He believes Kevin Durant is to blame for the product we see before us. Per ESPN’s Pat McManamon, he breaks it down like this:
“KD broke the league,” Garrett says. But he doesn’t stop there, adding that Durant “took the easy way out.“
We get it. Garrett represents Cleveland now. Something tells us he wouldn’t care if any other team but the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors over the past four years. And yet, he doubles down — making a bold declaration about his future in the NFL.
“If I were him I would’ve never made a move like that in the first place. Me, I’m too competitive to try and ride on somebody’s coattails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you’re at now…”
But there’s one amusing thing about all of this. Garrett, of course, plays for the Browns. He may not take the easy way out, but he’s not even close to being in a position that would allow him to do so. After all, the Browns are coming off a win-less 2017 season. They are the laughing stock of the NFL until they show us otherwise. Being competitive is great and all, but it’s probably not wise to make these claims so early on in your professional career. The internet never forgets. And if Garrett does one day up and leave to join, say, the New England Patriots, this will get thrown straight back in his face.
In the meantime, Garrett is coming off a solid rookie campaign. Across 11 games (nine starts), he would post 19 tackles and seven sacks. The 2017 first overall pick is off to a bright start, but it’s going to take more than that for the Browns to notch a victory next season.