Kevin Durant may just want to go back to using burner accounts in his social media adventures. The two-time NBA champion, who previously was caught red-handed bashing his old team using an anonymous Twitter account, got into an argument Tuesday with a teenage Instagram critic — a back-and-forth that has now become public. The offending Instagram post identified Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis as “3 elite two way players but [who] don’t elevate a team quite like LeBron [James] and Steph [Curry] due to their playmaking/leadership deficiencies.” The relatively mild critique struck a nerve with Durant, who commented on the post, writing, “Bruh go sweep your dorm room, u don’t know hoops. Stop tagging me in this trash.”
It might have been fine if the four-time scoring champ had left it there, but Durant took the fight to the kid’s direct messages, where he called him a “middle school/knock off stephen a” – referring to controversial ESPN host Stephen A. Smith. Durant has feuded with Smith in the past.
The user responded: “You know it’s true that’s why your insecure a— responded to me. Why don’t you actually prove you can LEAD a team to a championship. Not even in the same galaxy as LeBron.”
Durant might have shot back about his back-to-back Finals MVP awards as evidence of his ability to lead, but apparently the thin-skinned Slim Reaper didn’t have time to argue on social media all day.