‘Stand By My Story’: Jay Williams Responds To Nets’ Kevin Durant Disputing His Story

Published 06/09/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
Jun 7, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) tries to block a shot taken by Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) in the first quarter during game two in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


Kevin Durant is arguably one of the best scorers in the NBA. Playing alongside James Harden and Kyrie Irving, the Brooklyn Nets are among the favorites to become the NBA champions this season.

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The Nets are facing off against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs. Given how well-matched both the teams are, the Nets vs Bucks matchup became an instant must-watch.

Jun 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) during the third quarter of game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

While Giannis and Co. were expected to make things difficult for the Nets, that hasn’t been the case so far, as KD and Co. have been dominant and taken a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.

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Jay Williams responds to Kevin Durant dismissing his story

After their second victory against the Bucks where Durant dropped 32 points, analyst Jay Williams shared a story that Durant didn’t want him to be compared with Giannis Antetokounmpo.

But the 2012 MVP had dismissed this claim yesterday and said that the story ‘ a f****n lie.’

The former Bulls guard responded to Durant. In a recent appearance at KJZ, the 31-year-old analyst said that he stands by his story. “I stand by my story. You know, I was probably wrong for sharing your personal story. But that’s what we do. We share personal stories.”

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Williams also said why he said the story in the first place. “It was meant as a compliment. There are levels to this. It was about you know, saying, hey, how different KD is. It’s unfortunate that KD felt that way at that moment, but I wish KD nothing but love and all the best success, I hope they win a championship.”

Williams added, “We talk about them every single day. Shoot the other day, I was talking about him being the best player in the world. So that’s all I gotta say about that….. Now there’s some other people that made some other comments that I might address later on. But we’ll save that for another day.”

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Given how both Durant and Williams are differing in their claims, we might never know whether the story was real or not. One thing is sure though, this faceoff between Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo just got more interesting.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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