Basketball

Kevin Durant’s strange Twitter tyrade.

While NBA fans are very used to Twitter outbursts from their favorite athletes, Kevin Durant's latest antics puzzled all.


Emily Treadgold


In a very strange piece of Twitter drama, Kevin Durant started responding to tweets in the third-person. This has people wondering if maybe he used different Twitter accounts and forgot to switch usernames before posting. It’s also possible that he was hacked, but it would be a little odd for someone to hack into an account just to defend the person they hacked or if someone in KD’s camp has social access and didn’t realize they were logged into his account.

When asked about the tweets at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF 2017. He said he didn’t have a ghost account and it “kind of looked that way” but he states that he just doesn’t really remember it. He’s obviously a little embarrassed and says he did look like an idiot.

“I use Twitter to engage with the fans. I think it’s a great way to engage with basketball fans, but I happened to take it a little too far. That’s what happens sometimes when I get into these basketball debates. What I really love is to just play basketball, and I went a little too far.

“I was at home” Durant added in an eight-minute interview with USA Today’s Sam Amick. “I fell asleep watching football. I woke up, had charged my phone, and I just happened to look on Twitter. And I see (the person’s comment that sparked his response), and I just don’t remember it. I remember what I said and how I said it, but I just forget everything else. I forgot everything else. I was only focused on that convo, and that was unfortunate. I look like an idiot. My peers are going to look at me like an idiot. All the jokes — bring ‘em. I deserve it.”

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