Kevin Durant isn't ashamed to admit he enjoys weed. In fact, during an interview with David Letterman for Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, the NBA star even admitted that he was high during their conversation.
In a clip of the interview released Monday, Letterman asked Durant about his involvement in the marijuana business. "We partnered with [WeedMaps] on content and trying to figure out ways to change the narrative around athletes and marijuana," replied the basketball star. "It’s confusing to a lot of people... You can look around this city, maybe in the next year or two, there's gonna be dispensaries everywhere."
Durant went on to explain that he began using marijuana when he was 22 and now uses it to calm down, just as many drink "a glass of wine" at the end of the day. "To me, it clears the distractions out of your brain a little bit," he said. He also advocated for decriminalizing marijuana, saying, "You've got people in jail for 20 years for maybe selling a pound."
When asked if he'd smoked the day of the interview, Durant replied nonchalantly, "I'm actually high right now." The admission elicited a laugh from Letterman, who countered with an entertaining story about his experience being high at a baseball game.
Letterman and Durant's full interview will be available on the upcoming season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, which premieres May 20 on Netflix.
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