While speaking publicly for the first time since injuring his right calf, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant defended his use of social media after he recently feuded with Fox Sports reporter Chris Broussard on Twitter and a couple fans on Instagram.
“I have social media, I’m a human being with a social media account,” Durant told reporters Friday. “I can see if I ventured off into politics or culinary arts or music and gave my input, but I’m sticking to something I know… I’m qualified to talk about basketball.”
Durant and Broussard traded barbs with one another after the Fox Sports personality said it would be Durant’s “worst nightmare” if the Warriors won a title with him on the bench.
The Twitter feud took a bizarre turn on Thursday when Broussard filmed himself in his car explaining his side of the story after Durant accused him of lying about text messages.
“When I respond to something, especially if it’s about me personally, of course, I’m going to tell you if you’re wrong about it yeah,” Durant said Friday. “If I’m at the training table getting treatment on my calf and I see a tweet comes out and I disagree… I’m not worried about what they’re saying, it’s that I’m interested.”
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During his time off, Durant has also tussled with some fans on Instagram.
When a fan shared Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry’s comments that the Warriors are “harder to guard” without Durant, he responded with a short and sweet “Hell no.”
After the Warriors won Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against Portland, a fan wrote that Golden State was better off without the two-time Finals MVP. This led Durant to respond with, “very divisive mikey. let’s celebrate this win as dub nation. F— wrong wit u??”
Durant also told reporters that his calf getting better every day. It is still unclear when or if he will be able to return in the NBA Finals.
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