Remember when it was a big deal that Kevin Durant couldn’t bench 185 pounds during the pre-draft combine, like that was going to be something that could prevent him from being one of the best players in the NBA? Whoops to all those people. He’s just a skinny dude, nothing will change that.
Because, according to Royal Ivey, he certainly doesn’t go out of his way to stay skinny. From SLAM:
SLAM: Tell me something about Kevin Durant that I wouldn’t know.
RI: He doesn’t like greens. He just started eating salad like a year ago. He loves chicken wings though, but yeah, he won’t eat greens, and he’ll tell you that he doesn’t like greens or salad. I don’t know how he got so tall, or how he stays so skinny without eating greens, but he doesn’t. I sit next to him on the plane and have never seen him eat greens.
Or as Harrison Barnes would put it — he will not eat greens on the plane, he will not eat them when he trains.
Really though, it’s not much of a surprise that Kevin Durant doesn’t eat greens. He’s 23 so his body can still handle things like a triple Angry Whopper, whereas some of the older of us may have trouble digesting such a significant chunk of meat. Plus, if he was paying attention to when noted candy fiend Derrick Rose started trying to eat healthy and nearly severed some of his limbs, it’s understandable if he’s scared to really scour the produce aisle. Eating healthy can be dangerous and we all know how a restaurant salad is generally better than one you make at home. All of these are completely valid reasons for never eating greens.
But now we have to wonder if Kevin Durant is going to be mad at Royal Ivey for tattling on him not eating his veggies. Everyone always says that the Thunder are like a family, so if one of the kids is telling on the other kids, that could cause some trouble. They should probably just both go to their rooms and think about what they’ve done. Nick Collison will punish them when he gets home.