New York Knicks legend Clyde Frazier said Wednesday on SiriusXM NBA Radio that he’d give Kevin Durant an asterisk on a list of all-time great players because of his success with the Golden State Warriors.
“Durant, I mean, as great a player as he is, I would still hold back because, man, he joined a team that really didn’t need him. You know what I mean?” said Frazier, a television analyst for Knicks games on MSG Network. “He’s right there with LeBron [James], probably will surpass LeBron as the best player in the game soon. But for him doing that, I still don’t give him the full credit that he probably would have deserved if he stayed with [the Oklahoma City Thunder] and won a title with that team.”
Knicks legend Clyde Frazier said Wednesday on Sirius XM NBA Radio that he'd give Kevin Durant an asterisk on a list of all-time great players because of his success with the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/wGCAnOqtbu
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 30, 2018
Frazier was asked whether Durant’s success with Golden State would affect where he’d rank him on a list of all-time great players.
Frazier was asked on the radio show whether it was realistic to think that Durant, Kyrie Irving or Jimmy Butler, all potential free agents in 2019, would sign with the Knicks.
“Probably 50-50,” Frazier said. “You never know what these guys are thinking today. It’s not something that I would have done. I would have never joined [Jerry] West or [Bill] Russell or [Wilt] Chamberlain. I wanted to kick their butt.
“It’s something that today’s players, they have this camaraderie, they want to play together. [Carmelo Anthony] going to Houston with Chris Paul, they’ve had that going on a long time that they wanted to be teammates. It’s a possibility that these guys might get together and come to New York.”
Kevin Durant’s agent/business partner reacted to Clyde Frazier‘s critical comments about Durant…
Damn Clyde 👀 https://t.co/vlqVfR3g3X
— Rich Kleiman (@richkleiman) August 30, 2018
I think Rich Kleiman really summed it up perfectly.