"I had another Instagram account but that's just for friends and family, I wouldn't say I was using that to clapback at anybody". That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. "I regret doing that and I apologize".
Durant and partner Rich Klein make up Durant Co., an investment firm that's helped fund at least 30 startups so far, including delivery service Postmates Inc., finance company Acorns Advisers LLC, marketing and customer relationship management platform Zenreach and cloud computing startup Rubrik Inc., among others.
Durant took on a lot of criticism after leaving Oklahoma City to join the already stacked Golden State Warriors and the talk from his "haters" seems to wear on him more than most. In a tweet that has since been deleted, Durant offered insight on his decision in the third person, suggesting he attempted to speak on his behalf as a fan.
The second tweet read: "Imagine taking russ off that team, see how bad they were". "KD can't win a championship with those cats".
The tweets were soon deleted, and have National Basketball Association fans scouring the internet for what could be Durant's alternate accounts used to defend himself from inevitable hate.
Durant has appeared to be somewhat sensitive about such comments.
The weird incident has many believing the Durant forgot to sign out of his official Twitter account before responding to the tweets.
Joel Embiid may be the GOAT when it comes to social media after this performance. Furthermore, we don't have acknowledgement that he used his private Instagram account to argue with fans who didn't know it was Kevin Durant speaking to them.
K.D. I'm one of your biggest fans, but this explanation does not explain why you tweeted like you weren't tweeting from your official account. "I apologize for that", Durant said, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "But I'll scale that back a little bit right now and just focus on playing basketball". That's what happens when I get into these basketball debates about what I really love, to play basketball.
He also said he wanted to move on from the ordeal. I want to move on from that, it was tough to deal with yesterday. At the end of the day, no one can sum up the whole situation better than a young Kevin Durant himself.
I don't think I ever stop engaging with my fans.
Crook asked Durant whether he'd want human basketball referees to be replaced by machines with artificial intelligence.