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Yesterday, Kevin Durant was involved in some controversy concerning his social media accounts and whether or not he has fake accounts he uses to defend himself from trolls. Apparently, he tweeted in third person that he did not like playing with Billy Donovan and said that the Oklahoma City Thunder did not have a team aside from Russell Westbrook.
He pretty much threw everyone under the bus after moving to the Golden State Warriors and winning a championship last season. It’s peculiar because that OKC team (that he mentions was non-existant) damn near beat the Dubs and went to the NBA Finals.
Today, in a Tech Crunch interview, KD talked about having multiple Instagram accounts and apologizing to Coach Donavan after the fiasco yesterday.
He said he doesn’t use those accounts to “clap back,” when it’s very clear he does. There have been screen shots of him going off on IG too.
“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. 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.
I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that. I don’t think I’ll stop engaging with fans. I really enjoy it and it’s a good way to connect us all, but I’ll scale back a little bit right now and just focus on playing basketball. I’ll move on from that, it was tough to deal with yesterday. I was pretty mad at myself. Definitely want to move on and keep playing basketball.”
So Durant, we don’t believe you. You need more people.
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