After going on Trail Blazer C.J. McCollum's podcast earlier this week, where Durant ruthlessly shared his opinion on Portland's championship chances, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP engaged in a Twitter war with the shooting guard. This time, he went after CJ McCollum. Why isn't McCollum seen as being upset for responding to a tweet asking if it was appropriate to call Durant a certain name for leaving the Thunder to join the Warriors? Durant told Yahoo Sports. So it was a friendly jab.
"How'd you play", Durant asked again. Of course, I'm on my Instagram, on Twitter, just like the rest of my peers. So it's going to be an adjustment, but I'm looking forward to it. "I mean, it is just to the point that I know what you're upset at".
Durant's always been one of the most famous athletes on the planet, yet he continues to occasionally open himself up in ways that most global celebrities don't. Durant has been a presence in Team USA's summer events over the years, from the offseason of his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors to now as a two-time National Basketball Association champion and two-time Finals MVP. I'm saying they are absolutely planning their offseason around him.
"What happened?" Durant asked, incredulously, when a reporter asked him for his side of the story. In the podcast, Durant also discussed his relationship with Russell Westbrook, but didn't offer too much other than the two will occasionally text from time to time. "But when I speak there's a bunch of people who just jumping in the conversation - and nobody was talking to you". I was mad. I got on Twitter.More news: 3 more confirmed dead as massive Northern California fire grows
"I still think the b word is harsh and shouldn't be used".
"If I got something to say, if I am getting mad because I say something and then you catch feelings, I call you out on it and [then] I am [portrayed as] the sensitive one", Durant said. But I mean, c'mon.
"Now people come up to me and say, 'Damn, man, I didn't know you were so cool, ' when they meet me in person. Why? All you really gotta do is watch me hoop, right?"