It’s been close to two years since Kevin Durant left the Golden State Warriors, but the drama of his departure was renewed this week thanks to a slip of the Twitter finger.
There has long been speculation about Durant’s departure and whether tensions with Steph Curry may have played a role. While all parties have denied any overt bad blood, some potential animosity appears to have surfaced this week.
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Durant Likes Tweet Slamming Former Teammate
The tweet that sparked the incident seemed unremarkable at the time it was posted, just a fan sounding off on Curry and their belief that it was really Durant who fueled their Warriors team. The tweet claimed that Curry needed “another MVP and 3 all stars to get the job done” in Golden State. It garnered little attention, until getting one very prominent like.
As Jerry Trotta of Fansided’s Noting but Nets wrote, Durant clicked like on the tweet using his official account. Though he unliked it in quick order, it was long enough that the initial tweet author took notice and many called out Durant for what they saw as a dig at his former teammate. As Trotta noted, it was still not clear if it was even an intentional like from Durant, however.
It’s worth noting that Durant swiftly unliked the tweet, indicating that it might have been an honest mistake. Given his past, however, we also wouldn’t put it past him to be this engulfed in the depths of NBA Twitter and forgetting to log out of his account and into one of his alleged burners.
Kevin Durant forgot to switch burners again 😭 pic.twitter.com/QvPJSbnDPa
— 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩¹³🎡 (@thehurryupnba) April 21, 2021
There has been much attention paid to Durant’s time in Golden State and the controversial decision to bolt the Oklahoma City Thunder to join an already powerhouse Warriors. After his departure in 2019, Durant spoke openly about how he never quite fit in with the team’s core.
“I came in there wanting to be part of a group, wanting to be part of a family, and definitely felt accepted,” Durant told the Wall Street Journal. “But I’ll never be one of those guys. I didn’t get drafted there.… Steph …read more