Mo Wagner Recalls How KD’s Trash Talk Backfired on Him

Mo Wagner Recalls How KD's Trash Talk Backfired on Him

Trash talking is a widespread practice in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but before you start talking, you need to ensure that the person you are talking to is not one of the top players in the game. Moritz Wagner, a big guy for the Orlando Magic, spoke before looking during his rookie season, and he later came to regret his decision to do so.


During his appearance on the podcast “Pardon My Take,” Wagner shared a funny story about his time as a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he trash-talked fellow player Kevin Durant. Wagner stated that Durant, who was playing for the Golden State Warriors then, fouled him while attempting to make a three-point shot.


The news was quickly communicated to Durant by Wagner, who did not bother to investigate who had made contact with him.


Kevin Durant protects me, but I do not believe he is taking me seriously. “It was as if he had no idea who I was,” Wagner stated. “He fouls me while I’m on a pick-and-pop three,” I said. After turning around and saying, “You can’t guard me,” I realized it was him.


Wagner instantly realized that that would come back to haunt him, and it did. While Durant and two of his teammates from the Warriors were at the free-throw line, they began chirping at Wagner, who ended up leaving with only one point.


“I’ve no credibility whatsoever at this point, and it’s Kevin Durant I just talked smack to,” stated Wagner. “At that time, he was a member of the Warriors. I was in the process of hitting three free throws when he, Draymond Green, and Demarcus Cousins were standing on the free-throw line and talking trash to me. To tell you the truth, I was so shaken up that I created one out of three.


The news report quickly gained widespread attention and was posted on Durant’s timeline on many social media platforms. Durant himself admitted that he was curious about the identity of the youngster who thought he was.


“I walked away from that game thinking, damn, that rookie is an asshole,” said Durant.


Wagner was forced to learn a lesson the hard way, but he is now much more knowledgeable due to his experience. Together with his brother, Franz Wagner, Wagner is currently a member of the Magic, and the two of them have the squad rolling with nine victories in the last ten games. Wagner can now begin to speak more.


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