When Chris Bosh sought out Kevin Durant after the NBA All-Star Game Sunday, it sure seemed like a peace-making gesture.
Turns out it was a follow-up to a previous peace-making encounter during All-Star Weekend.
According to NBA.com’s Shaun Powell, the “fake tough guy” feud is over, at least as far as Bosh is concerned.
“We talked,” Bosh told Powell. “We just saw each other at the NBA Cares event. I consider the incident closed.”
The incident stems from Durant’s comments after Bosh fouled James Harden to prevent a breakaway layup in the Thunder-Heat game on Jan. 30. Durant hollered at Harden and told him to dunk it the next time. Bosh chimed in, making it clear that he wouldn’t be having any of that.
“I was talking to my teammate, and he decided he wanted to put his two cents into it,” Durant said after the game (watch the video here). “I’m a quiet guy, a laid back guy. But I’m not going to let nobody talk trash to me. He’s on a good team now, so he thinks he can talk a little bit. But it’s a lot of fake tough guys in this league and he’s one of them.”
Bosh characterized Durant’s comments as the kind of thing that gets said after competitive games.
“Sometimes right after a close game it could be the wrong time to ask a guy about someone else,” Bosh said last weekend. “It’s the nature of the business. You say things in the heat of battle. I understand that. I’ve said plenty of things right after a game that I knew in my heart wasn’t the right thing to do. I didn’t hold a grudge against him then and I don’t hold one now.”