Boogie Cousins admires Kevin Durant’s “mental toughness… I don’t think he gets enough credit for how much bullsh-t he deals with on the daily.”

From ESPN :

“…Durant aired his frustrations with some recent stories about his potential future with the New York Knicks and admitted that he didn’t trust anyone in the media.

Durant, who is regarded as one of the most accessible stars in the game, answered questions and then spent a few minutes visiting with Suns guard Devin Booker after his postgame responsibilities were finished.

Warriors teammate DeMarcus Cousins credited Durant with always being able to play at a high level on the floor, no matter what kind of distractions he was dealing with off of it.

“It’s a credit to his mental toughness,” Cousins said. “I don’t think he gets enough credit for how much bulls— he deals with on the daily. He has his personal life. He’s probably top-two, top-three guys in the league when it comes to … just dealing with media — him, Bron, maybe Steph [Curry].

“It’s a tough life — always having a camera in your face, never really having privacy — and it’s obvious how much he gets attacked just on the social media and from a fan standpoint.

He deals with a lot, he has a lot coming at him, and he’s still able to block that out and come out and produce on a nightly basis. So that’s a credit to him. Like I said, I don’t feel he gets enough credit for it.”

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