This year’s NBA playoffs have been…underwhelming, to put it mildly. Aside from the Grizzlies-Spurs series that went six games and the seven-game barn-burner between the Celtics and Wizards in the East semis, the 2017 postseason has been mostly an excuse for the Cavs and Warriors to showcase their dominance.
It’s been off-putting for just about everyone in the basketball-watching world, particularly given all the efforts put in place to create more parity around the league. It’s as top-heavy and non-competitive as ever, which has rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way.
Kevin Durant didn’t help matters any with his startlingly callous response to those complaints, saying recently that “if you don’t like it, don’t watch it.” The backlash was immediate, but when speaking to reporters on Monday, ostensibly to apologize for those remarks, KD instead issued a classic non-apology. Via Chris Haynes of ESPN.com: