'Nobody likes a great thing' - Durant hits back at critics over Cousins' arrival

Kevin Durant knew the critics were coming when NBA champions the Golden State Warriors added All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to their star-studded roster.

Cousins - recovering from an Achilles injury - swapped the New Orleans Pelicans for the Warriors in free agency.

His arrival came after the Warriors secured back-to-back championships.

Responding to criticism of Cousins' move to the Bay Area, Durant told ESPN: "It was expected.

"I mean, nobody likes a great thing."

The Warriors have won three of the last four NBA titles and are coming off a sweep of a LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Finals.

Golden State have gone to seven games in a playoff series just once in Durant's two-year tenure with the Warriors, and with the addition of Cousins, many critics complained about the lack of parity in the NBA.

But, it does not appear that Durant and the Warriors care.

"Greatness is rare so it's different," Durant said. "And people don't like different."

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