Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Phoenix Suns star forward Kevin Durant recently got into a Twitter spat with fans about what is more important in basketball: offense or defense. Durant thinks it is much more important for a team to focus on its scoring capability than on its defense. Fans and critics flooded into the replies to try and disprove Durant’s take. Among them was the Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who responded to Durant’s tweet by laughing at it using emoji.

This debate has likely persisted throughout the history of the game, as people weigh the significance of offense versus defense. However, ultimately, it is the team that scores the most points that emerges victorious in any basketball game. Durant's viewpoint may also be influenced by his personal experience, as he earned two NBA championships in 2017 and 2018 as a member of the incredibly potent offensive force of the Golden State Warriors, alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

In response to a fan's comment on Twitter emphasizing the importance of defense in winning championships, Kevin Durant tactfully shared his perspective that Championships are won by the offense. This prompted Lillard to respond by laughing at the take. Fans weren’t happy about Lillard’s response, with many mocking the player by saying he has 0 rings. 

Durant Reveals his favorite players to watch highlights

Another question Durant answered on Twitter was which players’ highlights he can watch whenever and enjoy. To this question, the iconic player replied by saying he likes Kyrie Irving and Michael Jordan.

While Kevin Durant is undeniably a phenomenal player on both ends of the court, his ability to score from any position on the floor has always been his standout quality. With his exceptional athleticism and offensive prowess, he consistently poses a significant challenge to opposing defenses. When all is said and done, Durant's legacy is among the greatest ever.