Paul Pierce doesn't understand what's going on with Kevin Durant | The Jump

  • Published: 11 September 2019
  • Rachel Nichols, Amin Elhassan and Paul Pierce react to Kevin Durant's comments about joining Kyrie Irving on the Brooklyn Nets, as well as about his offensive role when he was on the Golden State Warriors.
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  • Keplin1000
    Keplin1000  1 hours back

    KD: *gets to play in probably the most silky smooth, most fundamentally perfect offenses in the history of basketball*
    Also KD: "Yeah I just didn't like how easy my shots were at times and I really just like having to work extra hard for my contested mid-range shots, can't wait to team up with my ball dominant guard best friend Kyrie Irving, it's gonna be exactly what I wanted all along"

    • Christina Griffin
      Christina Griffin  3 hours back

      Kevin Durant made this decision based off emotion... This was a crime of passion 😂

      • Will Rivera
        Will Rivera  4 days back

        KD is the best player on the planet. In the final minute of the 4th quarter of the most important games who will get the ball? I would hope its KD no matter who he plays for. He is unguardable. I know some like Steph and Klay but are they really better than KD? Cmon. All he was saying was that sometimes you need to say screw the system imma call my own number because i know who I am and I'm better that all the guys I play with. I'm doing them a disservice as a leader by not doing what we all know I'm capable of and dropping 20pts in the final minutes on any opponent and any star in the league. I am unguardable. I am Kevin freaking Durant!

        I hope he comes back strong. That Nets offense is made for him and Irving to take over when needed. They dont adhere to a system. Everything is next man up.

        • JeremyFacelift
          JeremyFacelift  7 days back

          Kd needs to get married and have kids.

          • kuro chan
            kuro chan  1 weeks back

            They win championship and the offense is not working oh my...... Kd is on drugs he is triping crazy

            • chaosmos24
              chaosmos24  1 weeks back

              KD won't get to abuse a lone defender on an island in Brooklyn.

              • Thomas Warren
                Thomas Warren  1 weeks back

                KD just going through his teenage phase at age 30

                • Lawrence Holst
                  Lawrence Holst  1 weeks back

                  My opinion, is he feels somehow he was handed a championship ?? I mean when you think about it James Harden, Russell Westbrook, KD an the rest of Oklahoma City thunder players didn’t win .... so he’s stuck between silver lining .He wants to make sure that he can win !!! if that makes any sense ???

                  • n0picks
                    n0picks  1 weeks back

                    Check your own videos you'll always be number two- HOV

                    • terence w
                      terence w  2 weeks back

                      snake.... cupcake... durantula... he has the worst nicknames

                      • KING JUDAH Sound
                        KING JUDAH Sound  2 weeks back

                        I'm A Golden State Fan, We the fans never separate him from the rest of the team, we wanted him to stay, The media spoke about him different from the team, As KD and the Warriors. He's not Mentally TOUGH .

                        • J. Smith
                          J. Smith  2 weeks back

                          KD's a beast, but he's confused af

                          • UtotheJ
                            UtotheJ  2 weeks back

                            Kevin Durant is annoying, but at least he's elite... Kyrie is annoying and mediocre... enjoy a losing season Brooklyn

                            • clay cox
                              clay cox  2 weeks back

                              One thing about them being different is that they’re both more articulate than Paul Pierce 😳

                              • Dan , McGill
                                Dan , McGill  2 weeks back

                                I guess Paul pierce didnt see the clip where coach was begging kd to shoot more when steph or klay couldnt buy a bucket in the clippers series. I think kerr thought the same thing as what kd said. If he didnt , he would have said how the team needed more assists but instead he said kd needed to shoot more and practically begged him to. Kd's response was that he was playing within the offense and of course the sports media then jumped to the narrative of putting kd and kerr against each other because they love the drama and unfortunately although players and coaches, and fans might think they dont fall for it, they do.

                                • The Man Who Laugh
                                  The Man Who Laugh  2 weeks back

                                  Cuz people forget about KD when he moved to GSW cuz it's really a gay move...

                                • Destaye
                                  Destaye  2 weeks back

                                  KD a flat earther too?

                                  • Snicky G
                                    Snicky G  2 weeks back

                                    I agree with you Paul Pierce. In the last two or three days, KD has come out and said the one team he would never play for is OKC! He also put out another comment trashing OKC. GM Presti has come out and commented about what KD has said. I personally think KD is a very sad soul. I also think he could benefit greatly with some professional mental health therapy!

                                    • Michael Oruga
                                      Michael Oruga  3 weeks back

                                      KD is toxic!!!

                                      • Tucan 313
                                        Tucan 313  3 weeks back

                                        What made KD think that joining A 73 win team would make him better then lebron I don't understand this man

                                        • Muhammad Mahammad
                                          Muhammad Mahammad  3 weeks back

                                          Just say that he has surpassed Lebron as the Best Basketball Player in the World right now and spread it all over social media and watch Kevin Durant calm down and smile up to his ears! lol it's like giving a candy to a crying little KiD. lol

                                          • Muhammad Mahammad
                                            Muhammad Mahammad  3 weeks back

                                            It's simple...he is playing in Lebron's era!

                                            • Hottest Tracks
                                              Hottest Tracks  3 weeks back

                                              Mental Health is one of the biggest and untalked about problems in the NBA.

                                            • Corey DL
                                              Corey DL  3 weeks back

                                              What recognition does he need? He got 2 final MVPs that he played.. He's fucked up in the head.

                                              • Tigerex966
                                                Tigerex966  3 weeks back

                                                Hemotional=KD and Irving
                                                Always worried about what the media says to the point of not playing up to their potential.
                                                They want to fight and argue.
                                                And then run to another team.And do it over and over again.
                                                Great players though no hate just real

                                                • mustardfj40
                                                  mustardfj40  3 weeks back

                                                  KD is a great player but like many professionally successful individuals, happiness is unachievable for them. That's life

                                                  • Tigerex966
                                                    Tigerex966  3 weeks back

                                                    Paul Pierce the I had a better career man, It's over, is without words?

                                                    • Tigerex966
                                                      Tigerex966  3 weeks back

                                                      Cry me a river.😖😓😕

                                                      • Roberto Martin TV
                                                        Roberto Martin TV  3 weeks back

                                                        I can't imagine anyone being a "Kevin Durant fan". This guy could be my own cousin and I still couldn't stand this mfer

                                                        • The1painkiller
                                                          The1painkiller  3 weeks back

                                                          Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.

                                                          • Tech Knewz
                                                            Tech Knewz  3 weeks back

                                                            Idk just guessing. But it seem like kd thought making to the nba. Everyone will be ok.

                                                            Then the money
                                                            Then the mvp
                                                            Then the championship

                                                            But nothing making happy. Cause he ain’t happen from inside

                                                            • Gilly
                                                              Gilly  3 weeks back

                                                              KD is an emotional wreck, and so is Kyrie. Both on 1 team is gonna be a trainwreck.

                                                              • Redskin Rock
                                                                Redskin Rock  3 weeks back

                                                                Kevin Durant he died all ready! Warriors team are put him in the grave at the cemetery of Brooklyn net! Bye bye KD we will visit you on your cemetery we give u flowers 😀😀😀

                                                                • mlkmade
                                                                  mlkmade  3 weeks back

                                                                  Amin Elhassan is spot on with his takes on this.

                                                                  • Alen Zmaj
                                                                    Alen Zmaj  3 weeks back

                                                                    Oh KD why u leave Golden State Warriors....

                                                                    • kendrick starr
                                                                      kendrick starr  3 weeks back

                                                                      somebody mess paul's lining up

                                                                      • Andy Dufressne
                                                                        Andy Dufressne  3 weeks back

                                                                        Kevin durant is having hes regular PMS

                                                                        • Stamina35
                                                                          Stamina35  3 weeks back

                                                                          KD biggest problem is KD. He is extremely emotional and the smallest thing or comment rocks his whole world. It's quite sad really that he is a such a slave to other people's opinions.

                                                                          • Kenneth Batchelder
                                                                            Kenneth Batchelder  3 weeks back

                                                                            Wow this lady is everywhere talking about kd. Must be good biggest fan

                                                                            • Sherman Person
                                                                              Sherman Person  3 weeks back

                                                                              Kevin Durant is that girl that you spoiled when you first started dating her and now she is unattractive because she's impossible to please..complains about ..matter what you do

                                                                              • Precieux Miab
                                                                                Precieux Miab  3 weeks back

                                                                                And they say lebron is a cry baby lol

                                                                                • Rasean McKay
                                                                                  Rasean McKay  3 weeks back

                                                                                  They’re best friends and they’re automatically two three dous in the nba

                                                                                  • daone billygunnz
                                                                                    daone billygunnz  3 weeks back

                                                                                    When KD left he should retire u gets no love no where find it somewhere else

                                                                                    • King Green
                                                                                      King Green  3 weeks back

                                                                                      He's fucking crazy,you people nee to stop ignoring that

                                                                                      • RoarofdalioN
                                                                                        RoarofdalioN  3 weeks back

                                                                                        but does Paul pierce understand anything?

                                                                                        • Soufian Khribeche
                                                                                          Soufian Khribeche  3 weeks back

                                                                                          KD just don’t have that mamba mentality

                                                                                          • Nelly Davis
                                                                                            Nelly Davis  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Paul don’t we all... Kevin have all the money and fame and he is still unhappy.

                                                                                            • Gary Vincent Dela Cruz
                                                                                              Gary Vincent Dela Cruz  3 weeks back

                                                                                              KD is sick period. No more conversation.
                                                                                              As Magic said, I hope he finds happiness.