It was a rough couple of days for Kevin Durant.
As the 2017 Finals MVP said himself: "All the jokes – bring ‘em. I deserve it."
One such joke came from Fox Sports 1's Nick Wright:
"Remember when KD hit that 3 on LeBron?"
"Yeah, remember when he then went home & started a group chat with himself to talk about it?"— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 19, 2017
A couple hours later, an NBA writer chimed in:
At some point thereafter, Steph Curry "liked" this tweet.
This could be Curry simply coming to Durant's defense.
It also could be Curry simply enjoying the fact that Wright is getting called out for wrong claims/predictions.
It could be both.
In case you missed some of Wright's past declarations:
The broadcast crew for this game is asking the question that has to terrify GSW fans: What if Iguodala is washed? It's definitely in play.— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 17, 2016
Fact 3: The Warriors need 2015 Iguodala to have a shot at slowing down LeBron and 2017 Iguodala is washed & totally ineffective.— nick wright (@getnickwright) January 6, 2017
From Jan. 8 through April 8 (39 games), Iguodala averaged 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals, while shooting over 58 percent from the field and over 41 percent from deep.
In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, he scored 20 points in what was his best performance of the playoffs.
After picking CLE in 3 in each round, I got my comeuppance in ECF when BOS took a game. I've learned my lesson.
My Finals pick: Cavs in 5. https://t.co/qlclIFVVTx— nick wright (@getnickwright) June 1, 2017
Sure you do. In fact, GSW did it to the Cavs last year on Christmas. And this Warriors team is clearly inferior to last year's version. https://t.co/3iC6ps5vTf— nick wright (@getnickwright) January 17, 2017
The Warriors are now 46-9. Last year's team was 73-9. But please keep telling me how this team is better than last year's version.— nick wright (@getnickwright) February 14, 2017
What odds could I have gotten on July 5th that the Warriors wouldn't be the 1 seed in the West? Cuz that's what's going to happen.— nick wright (@getnickwright) March 11, 2017
At least he admitted it:
I gotta own this. Never been more wrong about anything than I was on this year's Warriors.
I still think the Cavs might pull this out, tho https://t.co/1EhEDrzeRz— nick wright (@getnickwright) June 13, 2017
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller