Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant apologized after being ejected from Saturday's Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
"I don’t wanna disappoint my coaches, my fan base, and owners who expect me to be on the floor so I apologize," Durant told reporters Monday.
Durant was thrown out alongside Clippers guard Patrick Beverley in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 121-104 win. The pair dueled for most of the game and each received a pair of double technicals.
"Nah," Durant said when asked if there was any animosity with him and Beverley, per Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area. "I love Patrick Beverley."
"I've been playing against Pat Beverly since he was at Arkansas, so I kind of know what he brings. He's a Chicago kid, grew up and played in the Chicago area, so those dudes play with a different type of grit, so I can appreciate that about Pat. You know what he's going to bring to the table, just physically mucking up the game a little bit with his physicality. That's what he brings to each team he plays on."