Sometimes being an adult is simply admitting fault when you’re wrong. Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant manned up and admitted sending those shady tweets about his REAL reasons for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While speaking at a Tech Crunch panel about athletes and branding, KD was asked about those tweets and if he has a secret Instagram account. In the tweets, KD spoke of himself in the third-person, roasted his former team and coach Billy Donovan plus dropped a few nuggets about the Thunder as an organization.
“He didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. His roster wasn’t that good, it was just him and russ.”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 19, 2017
“I happened to take it a little too far,” Durant said. “That’s what happens when I get into those basketball debates.”
“That was childish, that was idiotic, all those type of words,”
Durant also said he hadn’t slept in days and apologized to Donovan. As for social media, he plans to “scale back a little bit and just focus on basketball.”
Or go back to using his secret accounts, but maybe not being such a hard core KD stan in the process.
KD’s former teammate Enes Kanter probably isn’t trying to hear anything about an apology. He had this to say on Twitter.
Okla-Home ???? pic.twitter.com/54JqtM4c5S
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) September 19, 2017
KD has always been slightly passive aggressive. Not quite comfortable or ready to take center stage. I believe a lot of that has to do with the microscope pro athletes are placed under. Because he has a brand to protect, at times I suspect its been hard to know what aspects of him he should show to the public.
Winning that ring gives him a bit more breathing space, even if some people won’t ever get over him leaving OKC to do it.