Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas wouldn’t be able to guard in-his-prime Kevin Durant on the court, but off the court, the former Warriors second-round draft pick is defending the Nets forward.

One day after Durant and former Thunder teammate Kendrick Perkins got into an epic Twitter war of words, Arenas responded to the situation on his Instagram page.

The thesis of Arenas’ statement was that Durant had no other choice but to leave the Thunder for the Warriors in the summer of 2016.

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During their back-and-forth Thursday night, Perkins said Durant took the “coward way out” by joining the Warriors, who were coming off a 73-9 season and an NBA Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Perkins doubled down Friday when he stood by his comments on ESPN’s “The Jump” and claimed that Durant was the one who made the conversation about himself.

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