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Kevin Durant explains why he still uses Twitter so diligently

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant has something to say about the recent unearthing of his past Twitter blunders and to those who say he should refrain from tweeting snarky replies to his critics.

Of course, the Nets star and business mogul whose Twitter bio reads: “IM ME, I DO ME, AND I CHILL”, can’t be bothered by all the fuss around his social media behavior. 

Minutes later, writers Nathaniel Friedman, Matt Kolsky, and Zito were speculating in a Twitter if the 10-time All-Star’s loud social media presence means that he takes the criticisms seriously? Well, Kevin Durant answered them himself.

So why does this matter? It’s because Durant has been caught red-handed with the issue before.

In 2017, he was accused of owning burner Twitter and Instagram accounts to defend himself anonymously from his critics. It all started with this tweet by Twitter user @ColeCashwell who demanded an explanation from KD for leaving the Thunder for the Warriors. 

Then, Kevin Durant’s personal account clapped back at the tweet and defended the then-Warriors star — in third person. The tweets were quickly deleted, but not before Twitter caught the receipts.

Now, speculations arose that maybe Durant was hacked or maybe he hired a social media manager who just committed an error. But SB Nation’s James Gator did some sleuthing and may have uncovered another alleged Durant burner account. 

Days after the incident, Durant himself spoke out officially on the issue:

So despite the embarrassing mishaps in the past, we can prove that the three-time NBA champion still believes in the words he said in his apology. When someone is passionate about something, he/she will defend it from anywhere.

Durant believes that social media is an amazing way to connect with his fans and the community and that no one can dictate how he acts on these platforms.