Kevin Durant Hugging Mom And Family During Win [VIDEO]
Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant shared a hug with his mom and family in the closing seconds of Oak City’s series-clinching win over the San Antonio Spurs. Crazy Cady has a problem with this.
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 in Game 6 on Wednesday night. Oak City won its fourth game in a row to take the series against San Antonio. The Thunder will take on the winner of the Boston Celtics/Miami Heat series in the NBA Finals.
Now that the logistics are out of the way, we can get to the juicy stuff. The producer of “The Noe Show” who shall remain nameless (Brian Cady), think that Kevin Durant was wrong for hugging his family before the game was officially over. The Thunder were leading 105-99 with 14.6 seconds to go. His teammate, James Harden, just got fouled and was heading to the free throw line for two shots that he eventually made.
Kevin Durant took a few seconds to hug his mother and family. I thought it was a great moment. The building was going crazy. The Thunder were seconds away from achieving something great. Durant wasn’t disrespectful at all. It was just a quick embrace. That’s all. No big deal. Brian Cady thought that the hug was premature. He said that no celebration should take place unless there are all zeros on the clock.
Once Oak City took at 105-99 lead and were heading to the free throw line, I said, “It’s all over except the crying.” The Spurs were done. Everybody knew it. Plus, why would anyone assume that Kevin Durant wouldn’t be able to focus after sharing a hug with his family? Even if the Spurs were able to cut into the deficit, it doesn’t make sense to assume that Durant wouldn’t have been any help to the Thunder simply because he celebrated by hugging his mom. This whole thing is overblown. It’s just a hug. If you see Brian Cady, give HIM a hug. Maybe it’ll soften his stance.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.