Kevin Durant has laid out the exact reason why his interactions with basketball fans are good and why more players should do this.
KD caught a lot of flak from NBA fans some years back when he unwittingly revealed his use of burners. People called him all sorts of disparaging names and judged him as an overly sensitive guy. I’ve never quite been on that train myself.
This is a man who, as described by Matt Sullivan, leads a regular, boring life. He embodies the ‘ball is life’ mentality better than practically any superstar in the league today. It has been amazing to see him stage such an incredible comeback from his Achilles tear 2 summers back.
Durant has always been a man of the people – although mainstream media would have us forget this side of his personality. This man took advice from Warriors fans on Reddit on which places to visit around the Bay Area.
He then posted pictures at all of those spots and thanked those fans who’d given him these suggestions. Durant also uses his Twitter to interact with fans regarding topics other than basketball. His tweets on Godzilla vs King Kong were received very well by fans.
Kevin Durant breaks down why his Twitter behaviour should be emulated by other players
The Slim Reaper has also built himself a reputation as one of the most savage Twitter accounts out there. On days when he feels like it, KD can roast any Twitter rando and display their stupidity for the world to see.
NBA fans across social media call him a ‘bi**h’ and a ‘cupcake’ for this behaviour. But honestly, there’s nothing more ironically false than branding a man standing up for himself and roasting trolls as ‘overly sensitive’.
Durant’s latest tweet is like a mic drop response to all this illogical criticism and insecure fan behaviour on social media:
“I don’t see a problem with me interacting with basketball fans, it should be encouraged…steve should’ve also said that I’m never late and I work through every rep in practice with game speed. That should be more interesting than what I do on Twitter.”
I don’t see a problem with me interacting with basketball fans, it should be encouraged…steve should’ve also said that I’m never late and I work through every rep in practice with game speed. That should be more interesting than what I do on Twitter.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 6, 2021