Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant explains why he chooses to have such a strong online presence on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter
Kevin Durant is arguably one of the best scorers in NBA History. A towering 6’11 forward with a ridiculously big wingspan. KD is not only one of the best basketball players in the world right, but also one of the best entertainers. He is a delight to watch but at the same time a nightmare to face on the court. Recently Anthony Davis called KD the player he finds the toughest to guard.
Apart from being a sensation on the court, KD has a distinguished online presence as well. The 2x NBA Champion has been always an active member of the social media communities. His injury and then the NBA Covid restrictions have only bolstered his presence there. KD has often been titled Durantula due to his online presence.
“It’s fun!”: Kevin Durant explains why he fights with people online
Kevin Durant, just like all of us, is tired of sitting at home. He has used this time to launch his own podcast, as well as stay on social media quite more than he used to. He has picked up fights with online celebrities like Michael Rapaport, or hosts like Shannon Sharpe.
In his recent episode of the ETCs, KD explains why he takes part in banter with people on social media.
“I enjoy the banter and the conversation around the game and who I am,” Durant said. “I’ll talk to anybody if it’s a cool conversation. I get a kick out of telling somebody the truth, especially if it’s about me. That sh*t is fun, seeing how people respond.”
Durant also shared how he felt that Twitter has made him smarter and better.
“Twitter has made me better,” he said. “Witty, my mentality and thought process… Just going through my timeline, people have nice insights on things that I didn’t have and I can learn.”
Durant and his adventures online have a life of their own. The Nets’ star would have to take a bit of a break from them and focus on the upcoming playoffs now. The Nets would get to know who they face when the results of the play-in tournament come in.
The entire episode can be heard here: