The Bay Area-based hip-hop artist Lil B is primarily known around the basketball world as the individual that’s placed curses on multiple star players in the past.
His curses have pretty much come to fruition in the past, leading players like Kevin Durant to miss out on winning a title.
Of course, that’s what “The Based God” would like us to believe. In reality, curses in the sports world are nothing more than specific ways for subjective fans to root on their favorites teams.
As a Golden State Warriors fan, it made sense Lil B wouldn’t want to see his team’s rivals have success. Hence, the long-standing Durant curse.
Now that Durant is on his Warriors squad, the hip-hop artist has taken the curse off the former NBA MVP.
His reasoning was revealed during a recent open letter on ESPN’s The Undefeated.
“The curse had to be removed for the simple fact that Kevin Durant has shown his humility by coming to the Warriors. Me being Lil B, I really feel like The Based God did it because The Based God is humble and very empathetic,” the musician wrote. “Just from what I’ve seen, Kevin Durant has shown that he wants change.”
To some, a former MVP joining a squad that’s won two consecutive conference titles and is coming off a historical 73-win campaign isn’t exactly a sign of humility.
That’s until we realize Durant is also joining a team with two-time reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry and two other All-Star performers in Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.
While Durant might very well be the best player on this new super team, he’s unlikely to be the most popular in the Bay Area. That distinction has to go to Curry, who is the face of this franchise.
As it is, Durant not having a curse placed on him might take some of the pressure off his shoulders. He’s been known to pay a lot of attention to the social media world, and likely had some sort of understanding that Lil B had placed said curse on him.
Though, as the overwhelming favorites to win the title this upcoming season, those taking to the court for the Warriors will already have a ton of pressure placed on them.
None more so than a player in Durant that left a title contender for the league’s most-recent super team.