Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant is set to appear as a guest on David Letterman’s Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” and in a short preview of the episode, Durant speaks about destigmatizing the use of marijuana and explains to Letterman why he smokes weed.
Durant revealed to Letterman that he actually smoked prior to the interview, and was high during the discussion.
Kevin Durant, as accomplished as he is on the basketball court, is also an excellent businessman and investor. Durant has used the massive wealth he has amassed in the NBA wisely, investing in a lot of brands on the ground floor that have gone on to find a lot of success.
One of those business ventures is Weedmaps, an organization dedicated to the use of Marijuana. And recently, during an interview with David Letterman for his Netflix show, Durant explained how he feels about smoking weed.
During the interview with David Letterman, Kevin Durant was asked about his work with Weedmaps. The conversation then went into weed use, especially as it pertains to Durant.
Durant revealed that he started smoking weed when he was 22 years old, and does it often. He added that consuming cannabis allows him to clear distractions from his brain and settles him down, even likening it to drinking a glass of wine (0:48 onwards).
“Nah, if you want to call 22 a kid. To me, it clears the distractions out your brain a little bit. Settles you down. It’s like having a glass of wine.”
Letterman then asked Kevin Durant whether he smoked weed on the day of the interview, to which KD hilariously quipped back that he was high at the moment. Durant has been working very hard to, in his words, clear the stigma around the use of marijuana, not just for athletes, but for everyone.
The NBA has softened its stance on the use of marijuana over the years. During the NBA bubble, the NBA temporarily stopped its policy to randomly test players for marijuana use. Since then, the NBA has continued to not randomly test players, even 2 years after the Orlando bubble.