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Kevin Durant, New York City 'match Made Not in Heaven,' Michael Wilbon Says

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    Kevin Durant, New York City 'match Made Not in Heaven,' Michael Wilbon Says
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    Kevin Durant, New York City 'match made not in heaven,' Michael Wilbon says

    Kevin Durant has had a prickly relationship with the media this season.

    But if the Warriors superstar thinks this is bad, he should probably scratch the New York Knicks off his free agency list.

    The New York media is ruthless, and that's something the two-time NBA Finals MVP may not be able to handle if he joins the Knicks.

    ESPN's Michael Wilbon doesn't see Durant fitting in Gotham.

    "I think Kevin Durant and New York City are a match made not in heaven," Wilbon said on First Take on Friday morning. "It's OK, Kevin is a fairly thin-skinned guy. You can be that. But do you function best in New York? Look, Kyrie [Irving] grew up in metropolitan New York, he understands the mood, the tenor, the volume. I mean, Kevin, that's not his thing from my observation."

    The popular rumor over the last few months has Durant and Irving declining their player options with their respective teams and joining forces on the Knicks.

    [RELATED:Players believe KD will go to Knicks]

    In a recent interview with the New York Post, Knicks president Steve Mills sounded pretty confident that his team will have a big offseason.

    We tend to agree with Wilbon on this one, though. Based on what we've seen the last few months, Durant doesn't seem suited for New York. If the Knicks lose games early in his tenure, the media and talk shows will crush him. If he doesn't bring a title to The Big Apple, they won't let him live it down.

    Stay right where you are, KD. In more ways than one, you've got it pretty good in the Bay Area.