Kevin Durant actually did it, you guys.
The Golden State Warriors forward set the internet ablaze Sunday night when he appeared to bash the Oklahoma City Thunder and head coach Billy Donovan in a pair of tweets that oddly referred to himself in the third person.
Durant’s tweets quickly became the NBA’s hot topic du jour, as fans and players wondered aloud if the All-Star had fake social media accounts set up to defend himself against the trolls.
That answer, apparently, is yes.
“I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for,” Durant said while speaking on a panel at TechCrunch in San Francisco. “That was childish, that was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that.”
Durant didn’t say whether he meant to send these tweets from another “secret” account, but he did take responsibility for tweeting about himself in the third person, which is downright bizarre if true.
Here are Durant’s full comments, in which he also admitted to having a separate Instagram account for “friends and family:”
So, it turns out KD is just like many of us: People tweet mean stuff at him, and he “claps back” — even if he occasionally forgets to switch to a secret Twitter alias.
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