For five years, a curse from the self-proclaimed “Based God” Lil B has befuddled Kevin Durant, following him through Oklahoma City Thunder’s devastating loss against the Golden State Warriors during this year’s Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs.
KD can now rest easy, though, as the California rapper has rescinded the curse following Durant’s move from OKC to the Bay as the newest member of the Golden State Warriors, Lil B’s home team. “”The BasedGod” wants to speak,As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lifes, welcome home KD the curse is lifted – Lil B,” he tweeted (July 5).
“The BasedGod” wants to speak,As life unravels and superstars make decisions that change lifes, welcome home KD the curse is lifted – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 4, 2016
Lil B cursed KD back in January of 2011 after Durant tweeted his confusion about the MC’s success.
I tried to listen to Lil B and my mind wouldn’t let me do it….can’t believe this guy is relevant
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 29, 2011
KEVIN DURANT WILL NEVER WIN THE TITLE AFTER HE SAID “LIL B” IS A WACK RAPPER,
“THE BASEDGODS CURSE”#THEBASEDGODSCURSE ON DURANT – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 26, 2011
Though Lil B temporarily lifted the curse in 2012 after Durant and the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, a “F–k KD” in 2014 and several tweets showed the curse was still in full-effect.
Just got word from ” The BasedGod ” that the thunder will not be beating the Warriors in the playoffs series,Durant is still cursed – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 16, 2016
Kevin durant is fighting through the curse this is a beautiful thing to See – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 23, 2016
And they said the curse was not real ” The BasedGod” has never lied to me and like he told us.. The Warriors are going to the finals – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) May 31, 2016
In a 2015 Billboard interview, Lil B said he would consider lifting the curse if Durant agreed to face him on the court.
“Once he sticks to his word and plays me in a game of 21,” he said. “He agreed to it, and then he came back on his word. Until he plays Lil B, I really don’t see him winning any championships any time soon. And he’s cursed.”
Now, KD won’t need to face Lil B on the court in order to win a chip. “A player can shows their heart with their actions,” Lil B recently told CBS Sports. “Kevin Durant didn’t really need to say anything, he showed with his actions that he wants to be a Warrior. He is a warrior. He’s coming to Oakland, California! So the Based God seen Durant’s heart and earnestness and said it was only right for the curse to be lifted.”