Kevin Durant joins Matt and Stephen on Episode 14 of All The Smoke to discuss his time with the Warriors, joining forces with Kyrie on the Brooklyn Nets and his Twitter beef with former teammate Kendrick Perkins. Recorded on January 22, 2020

NBA Star KD opened the door to his SUV and some medical weed fell out!

Kevin Durant: Cannabis should be no more controversial than drinking coffee

“Everybody on my team drinks coffee every day. Taking caffeine every day. Marijuana should be in that tone”

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By David Yasvinski

Kevin Durant doesn’t understand why we’re still talking about pot.

The Brooklyn Nets all-star, who is sidelined for the remainder of the NBA season with a torn Achilles, said the drug should be no more controversial than the legal stimulants or depressants the team, and the rest of the world, already enjoys.

“Everybody on my team drinks coffee every day. Taking caffeine every day,” Durant said on the latest episode of the All the Smoke podcast. “Or guys go out to have wine after games or have a little drink here and there. Marijuana should be in that tone. Why are we even talking about? It shouldn’t even be a conversation now.

“So hopefully we can get past that and the stigma around it and know that it does nothing but make people have a good time, make people hungry, bring people together — that plant brings us all together.”

Durant, of course, has a vested interest in marijuana beyond just using it to help him get over painful on-court injuries: The small forward has forged a deal with Canopy Rivers through his company, Thirty Five Ventures, and also backs a retail platform for cannabis called Dutchie alongside Snoop Dogg.

But he acknowledged that marijuana isn’t for everybody. “It’s one of those plants that’s an acquired taste,” he said. “If you love it, you love it. If you don’t, you’re not even going to be pick it up. It’s just like, marijuana is marijuana. It’s not harmful to anybody. It can only help and enhance and do good things.”

The NBA has signalled its intention to revisit its drug policy this year but, in the meantime, cannabis and its byproducts are currently banned for use by players. Durant’s words carry extra weight because the Nets player isn’t just currently active in the league he’s also a bonafide superstar. Now he wants justice for people wrongly caught up in the war on drugs.

“We start getting people out of jail for marijuana. That’s the next step,” he said. “And just keep going. But it’s a plant that’s put here for a reason, and that’s to bring us together. Hopefully it happens (removing marijuana from the banned substance list), especially in the NBA.”

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Kevin Durant joins Canadian cannabis company

  • by Kenny Honaker

Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kevin Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures business partner, Rich Kleiman, are teaming up with Canopy Rivers — a venture capital firm that specializes in cannabis.

According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Thirty Five Ventures announced on Tuesday that they will be joining the strategic advisory board at the publicly-traded venture capital company affiliated with Canopy Growth.

One of Canopy’s goals in this partnership is to use the brand development experience of Durant and Kleiman. Canopy will also look to utilize the duo’s expertise in marketing throughout the sports and entertainment industries to co-invest on cannabis-related deals.

“Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman have built an incredible brand worldwide, investing in and growing some of the cannabis and tech industry’s hottest companies,” Canopy Rivers president and CEO Narbé Alexandrian said in a press release, via Yahoo Sports.

“We’re excited to combine our venture capital knowledge and cannabis domain expertise, and we believe that this partnership will drive success for our portfolio as we continue to grow it in the years ahead.”

Thirty Five Ventures has already invested in several tech companies, including Lime, Ember, Postmates, Coinbase, and Robinhood. Furthermore, Thirty Five Ventures produces The Boardroom, which is an ESPN+ program that explores trends and innovative endeavors across the business of sports.

Durant was traded to the Nets this offseason. Unfortunately, though, the former Texas standout is expected to miss all of this season as he recovers from an Achilles injury.

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