Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant and famous rapper Drake have been longtime friends. It was obvious that Durant would attend Dake’s latest concerts, but nobody could’ve guessed how comfortable he’d get. Drake and 21 Savage’s “It’s All A Blur Tour” made a stop in San Francisco, California, on August 18.
KD caught blowing smoke at Drakes concert pic.twitter.com/S9mssSRo0U
— ²³𝙻𝚎𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚜🏀☄️🌎💞 (@BronGotGame) August 27, 2023
Drake’s performances are typically risky for NBA stars, as seen by the recent one, which sparked a major controversy involving Steph Curry and his wife. As a ritual, KD got caught smoking this time. Even though his cannabis preferences are well known, the video has sparked a heated controversy, and not everyone views it the same way.
KD a Thug Confirm
— RAI (@raidenwontmiss) August 27, 2023
“KD a Thug Confirm,” a fan wrote on X reacting to Durant’s viral video. Durant was spotted smoking a joint while watching the Drizzy program. Although marijuana is becoming acceptable across the country, many are still astonished to see notable sportsmen using the substance recreationally.
Former NBA players like Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson have long advocated for the legalization of marijuana. “All The Smoke,” their famous podcast, has been running on Showtime for several years. Durant has always been outspoken about his fondness for the plant, so many fans were shocked to see the A-list hooper smoking at his longtime friend’s concert on social media.
Kevin Durant had advocated taking marijuana off the banned substance list
Durant was a significant supporter of the NBA’s decision to remove marijuana from its list of unlawful substances. KD even acknowledged using marijuana before talking with Adam Silver about the situation. The Seat Pleasant, Maryland, native said to David Letterman during a rare sit-down interview, “To me, it clears the distractions out of your head a little bit — sets you down. It’s similar to drinking a glass of wine”.
“I actually called [Adam Silver] and advocated for him to take marijuana off the banned substances list… It’s the NBA, everybody does it. It’s like wine.”
Kevin Durant on the NBA lifting its ban on marijuana.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) July 26, 2023
The NBA and the NBPA had decided to remove marijuana from the league’s list of prohibited drugs as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). As it turns out, Phoenix Suns great Kevin Durant was instrumental in this significant development.
Durant believes weed can be critical to athletes’ rehabilitation throughout the course of a long season. It wasn’t long ago that athletes were forbidden from using cannabis. However, the narrative has already shifted since the NBA stopped testing players for it. It will be fascinating to watch whether Kevin Durant’s marijuana activism in professional sports continues. He is clearly invested in the scenario.