Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have been dealing with critics and haters throughout their entire careers. These two superstars have been teammates and opponents. They recently teamed up to represent Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Team USA did manage to bring home yet another gold but they faced a ton of hate throughout their Olympic run this year.
Kevin Durant and Draymond Green silence the Team USA haters with a gold medal
Team USA faced off against France in the gold medal match. The Americans defeated the French, 87-82 with stellar performances from Kevin Durant and Khris Middleton. Draymond Green led the defensive end.
The #Tokyo2020 Olympic Champions 🇺🇸🥇 pic.twitter.com/ueRXQnKQFB
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 7, 2021
The team however did not have the best of starts to their Olympic run. After losing their first two exhibition games, Team USA faced hate and criticism. Many people including Kendrick Perkins believed that Team USA will not win gold.
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Kevin Durant and Draymond Green took to Instagram to shut down all the haters and critics. The duo even shouted out Kendrick Perkins for not believing in them.
Green also spoke out his emotions during the post-match press conference. He had some harsh words for the haters.
You got guys like Kendrick Perkins, you know, doubting us. Somebody needs to teach these people some loyalty. How about you cheer for your country? But then when guys don’t play, ‘Oh, you need to go represent the country.’ And then you lose, hit a little bump in the road. And everybody’s, ‘Oh, everybody’s caught America.’ You are an American, too. Act like it. Do your job. And trust me, I’ll be posting those guys. I’ll be posting everybody I found who said something. No one holds people accountable anymore, but I will
Perkins however did take to Twitter to congratulate the team and replied to the video of KD ad Green calling him out.
You’re right @Money23Green I’m going to keep talking my Sh$t and ain’t nobody go shut me up! Congrats on winning the Gold Medal tho Champ!!! Carry the hell on… https://t.co/DtB3j7hf7c
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 7, 2021
The USA has done it once again. They brought home their 18th Olympic medal. The celebrations have already begun for this star studded-team.
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