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Warriors vs. Knicks: Broadcaster Clyde Frazier clarifies statements about Kevin Durant

The Warriors face the Knicks ... which means more talk about how Kevin Durant could end up in New York next year. Hooray.

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Just the other day, Golden State Warriors Twitter lit up with talk of how the team is overly concerned with keeping star Kevin Durant happy.

So you can now add constant speculation about the KD Happiness Meter to chatter about why the team should fire Steve Kerr or whether they’re still good enough to win the title — if you believe I’m making these things up, just go check out NBA Twitter.

In any event, speaking of the apparently fragile state of Durant’s mood, it seems like the chances of him heading to the New York Knicks as a free agent surely must have diminished once basketball legend and current broadcast Clyde Frazier said back in August that Durant’s accomplishments with the Warriors deserve an asterisk.

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported yesterday that Frazier is now trying to cover his tracks by clarifying his statements.

Frazier said winning a title with the Knicks — a feat not accomplished since he averaged 46 minutes per game in the 1973 Finals — would station Durant in the highest category.

“I think that’s what he needs. Especially if the Warriors win this year, I think he’d be looking for a different challenge,” Frazier told the News. “I don’t know a better place than New York where he can do it. Where else could he go to get what he’s looking for, to be the best in the game? If he could bring a title to New York, that’s going to catapult him with Jordan and LeBron, I would think.”

Maybe if the 10-30 Knicks can prove that they’re somewhere near being competitive, Durant might agree if the Warriors don’t properly appease him.

In the meantime, some Knicks fans have to be looking at Frazer’s statements and thinking, “OH NO WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?”

Anyway, feel free to share your observations on the Warriors and Knicks game tonight or the KD Happiness Meter in the comments below.

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