Kevin Durant let’s a fan on Twitter know that Dillon Brooks is in fact, Canadian, and cannot qualify for Team USA for the Olympics.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Team USA is gearing up to further cement their dominance over the world of basketball. Headed by superstars such as Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, there’s little to no doubt that snagging Gold in Tokyo is more likely to happen than not.
Team USA is headed by bench boss Gregg Popovich with Steve Kerr, Lloyd Pierce, and Jay Wright serving as assistant coaches. Jerry Colangelo will act as managing director for the lot of All-Stars present on the roster.
With only a 12-man roster being allowed to suit up to represent the United States, many NBA fans’ favorite players were undoubtedly left off the team. Kevin Durant bumped into one such fan on Twitter and had to burst his bubble on the proposition that Dillon Brooks was ‘snubbed’ from the Team USA squad.
Kevin Durant checks a fan on Twitter for claiming Dillon Brooks should’ve made it onto Team USA.
Kevin Durant is known to have ‘Twitter fingers’ as his antics and interactions on the social media app are well documented. Fans and media alike are 50-50 on his attitude online; some say they love the fact that he’s always ready to interact with fans and keeps it real with them while others believe he lacks a sense of professionalism in doing so.
Either way, his eagle-eyed vigilance over the NBA parts of Twitter led him to a tweet from a fan clamoring about Team USA lacking a defensive stopper on the team. This fan then suggested that Dillon Brooks would’ve been that defensive guard for the team.
Kevin Durant immediately, sarcastically asked the fan, “You mean the Canadian Dillon Brooks?” Unfortunately for this Dillon Brooks enthusiast, the Grizzlies star guard is not an American citizen and is indeed, from the same country that Drake hails from.
U mean the Canadian Dillon brooks?
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 28, 2021
As for the fan wanting a defensive stopper and landing on Dillon Brooks to be that guy for Team USA, it should be noted that he held his opponents to a measly 46% from beyond the arc. Having the opposing team’s players shoot well over 40% on you isn’t the sign of an elite perimeter defender.