Why would they hate him?
I guarantee you that a guy like Tatum thinks pretty highly of Kevin Durant.
So. Say KD gets traded to the Celtics for Brown, White, picks, whatever.
He arrives and says how psyched he is to be with such a storied franchise. All he wants to do is fit in and contribute to the next great Celtics dynasty.
Then he notices that it's really hard to keep up with the Ime's defensive schemes and he says "I can't do that, change the scheme."
Then he notices that he is not getting as many touches as he would like and is the only guy there who has actually won a ring and makes suggestions that would "improve' the offense and get him the ball more often.
Udoka declines to adopt his improvements. KD complains to Brad, except that he is KD and so he complains to Wyc.
Then KD notices that he doesn't have any of his buddies on the team so there isn't anyone to hang out with after games, so he asks Brad to sign or trade for one of his buddies and give him a starting job. Except he doesn't ask Brad because he is KD. So he asks Wyc.
They decline to trade for one of his buddies so he has a hamstring injury and is out for a week and returns after the team wins three games in a row.
Then he notices the fans are sometimes less then supportive and starts hearing "KD! You suck!" a little too much so he sets up 5 burner accounts on Sons of Sam Horn so he can tell everybody what a good player he is and how the Celts are lucky to have him.
(Sometimes I think he has already done this from the amount of support that this trade idea gets on this board.)
Then it's the end of the season, KD has played in 45 games, the Celtics are the 6th seed because their defense is good, but not as good as last year and they get swept by the Nets is the first round. KD and Smart get into a fight.
KD then says he would like to move on because...
“I came in there wanting to be part of a group, wanting to be part of a family, and definitely felt accepted, But I’ll never be one of those guys. I didn’t get drafted there ... Jayson Tatum, obviously drafted there. Marcus Smart, drafted there. Robert Williams, drafted there. And the rest of the guys kind of rehabilitated their careers there. So me? Shit, how you going to rehabilitate me? What you going to teach me? How can you alter anything in my basketball life? I got an MVP already. I got scoring titles.”
“As time went on, I started to realize I’m just different from the rest of the guys. It’s not a bad thing. Just my circumstances and how I came up in the league. And on top of that, the media always looked at it like KD and the Celtics. So it’s like nobody could [give] a full acceptance of me there.”
“‘The motion offense we run in Boston, it only works to a certain point,’ he says. ‘We can totally rely on only our system for maybe the first two rounds. Then the next two rounds we’re going to have to mix in individual play. We’ve got to throw teams off, because they’re smarter in that round of playoffs. So now I had to dive into my bag, deep, to create stuff on my own, off the dribble, isos, pick-and-rolls, more so than let the offense create my points for me.’ He wanted to go to someplace where he’d be free to hone that sort of improvisational game throughout the regular season.”
"I'd really like to work with Jimmy Butler and Miami's young core"
Then he gets traded to Miami for Max Strus and two second round picks.
So does any of this look familiar?