Don’t lie in the name of Kevin Durant.
The Nets star claimed Tuesday that ESPN analyst Jay Williams lied on national television about an apparent encounter they had at a holiday party years ago.
“I’ll tell you a story real quick,” Williams said on his “Keyshawn JWill & Zubin” show on Tuesday.
“We’re at a holiday party for KD’s business and we’re all there, everyone’s hanging out. And I went on TV on ‘Get Up’ that day, and said, [Bucks star] ‘Giannis [Antetokounmpo] was destroying people in the league. And I said, ‘When you think about Giannis, it’s [Anthony Davis] and Kevin Durant had a baby, to a degree,” Williams recalled.
“Kevin Durant comes up to me at the club and says, ‘Yo, don’t you ever compare me to Giannis again. Don’t you ever do that again.’
“And I was like, ‘Kev, what’re you talking about? Calm down. First off, I’m talking about scenarios, stylistically, the way you guys play a little bit, size, length.’
“And he’s like, ‘Nah, don’t ever compare that dude to me. Don’t ever.’ ”
Williams shared the same story on ESPN’s “Get Up” on Tuesday morning.
Durant, in a fiery response to Williams, said the conversation never happened.
“This a F–kin lie. Jay Williams can NEVER speak for me, ever…,” Durant wrote under the clip, which was shared by Sideline Sources on Instagram.
Durant then took to Twitter to further explain himself.
“Mans will do anything to advance their careers in this media s–t, wanting to be accepted by an industry that will dispose of you whenever they please,” he tweeted.
“Keep me out all that corny a– talk about who’s better and legacy and all that dumb ass s–t. I don’t even talk like that.”