The Warriors still have the best record in the league though at 43-8.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. The Kings aren’t a great team and are fighting for the 8th seed in the Western Conference. It’s a long season in the NBA, and championship-level teams always find themselves losing a few games that they are expected to win.
The Warriors, however, don’t have much to worry about. At least not until the final seconds of the game, a fan took a video of Durant and Green getting into a heated discussion.
During last night’s game vs. the Kings, Kevin Durant & Draymond Green got into a heated exchange pic.twitter.com/jD7VN0TbkT
— Lee Harvey Oswald (@MusikFan4Life) February 5, 2017
This obviously isn’t the first time these two players have gotten into it during a game. This happened in early-January, when the Warriors blew a 24-point lead to the Memphis Grizzles.
Draymond ain’t happy with KD pic.twitter.com/bc97cDJaZg
— Full Court Prez (@fullcourtprez) January 7, 2017
The argument from the Memphis game was because of an ill-advised shot by Durant. It was reported that the argument from the Kings game was because Durant only took 10 shots the entire time.
Draymond Green said they need Durant to take more than 10 shots, but “tonight our offense wasn’t our offense. I’m not worried.” pic.twitter.com/rYBS2FdZnn
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 5, 2017
The Kevin Durant addition has such a huge impact. That is why Green is holding Durant to a higher standard. The Warriors gave up a lot of key players to sign Durant, thus he needs to be held accountable when he doesn’t do what he’s supposed to do.
It is a good thing that Green is holding Durant accountable. However, it is not good that they continue to get into heated arguments this deep into the season. A team contending for a championship should have everything figured out by this point. This could cause further problems as the season winds down.
The Warriors lost in the finals last year after being up 3-1. This included the greatest regular season record of all-time, 73-9. With Durant added to the mix, they are definitely solidified to come out of the West.