If you didn’t realize it before this week Kevin Durant is straight-up childish when it comes to people hating on him. But what we already knew shot up to a new level when the Golden State Warriors star got busted for defending himself with a fake Twitter account.
Durant took on a lot of criticism after leaving Oklahoma City to join the already stacked Golden State Warriors and the talk from his “haters” seems to wear on him more than most. The reigning NBA Finals MVP attended TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday where he admitted to his “childish” and “idiotic” antics, but refused to admit to using burner Twitter accounts on which he defended himself against critical fans.
“I have another Instagram account, but that’s just for my friends and family. So I wouldn’t say I was using it to clap back at anyone,” Durant said when asked about the fake Twitter pages. “I use Twitter to engage with fans. I think it’s a great way to engage with basketball fans. I happened to take it a little too far.”
“That’s what happens sometimes when I get into these basketball debates about what I really love, to play basketball. I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter,” he added.
“I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for,” Durant clarified. “That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that. . .I’ll move on from that, it was tough to deal with yesterday. I was pretty mad at myself.”
That all may be true, but KD still danced around the question here probably knowing that the Twitter universe would erupt on him if he did.
I’ve always been a big Durant fan, but he’s proved to be a lot softer than I ever thought he was over this last year. Yeah, he’s taken on some serious criticism for joining the best team in the NBA. He should have expected it. But the way in which he’s responded to the criticism is what’s really embarrassing to me.
Why does Kevin Durant care what any of these fans think? Why should he care what I’m writing in this post? He’s one of the best basketball players on the planet. Ignore the “haters” and play ball.