The NBA player is known for his vocal presence on all his social media accounts, always ready to clap back against online trolls. Unsurprisingly, Kevin Durant has continued to dominate the media in recent times, for reasons far from his efficiency in basketball.
Kevin Durant was drawn into a war of words with fans on social media for almost 24 hours after Isaiah Thomas pointed out his dry skin which was exposed in a photo that Slam Kicks shared on Twitter and appreciated his sneakers. After the revelation, Twitter was thrown into a frenzy when fans came towards him from all corners.
KD wasted no time on shooting back. In a new tweet he said:
“I’ll pull my ‘I broke’ card in a second.
As expected, his tweet triggered another round of trolling, as fans told him they are not millionaires but can afford lotions. From the torrent of comments that came in, Kevin Durant’s interest was aroused by one who read:
“It’s a stylish post! Remember that children who look up to you are reading this!”
In response to the fans, KD said:
“I am not a role model”
With his response, fans have only intensified their efforts, with many continuing to lend their minds to the player.
On the track, can Kevin Durant inspire the Brooklyn Nets to the 2022 title?
Despite all the backlash and Kevin Durant’s insistence on not being a role model for the younger generations, the player continues to prove himself as one of the best players in the league, leading the Brooklyn Nets to the top of the Eastern Conference table with a 13th – 5 records.
Although the Nets are at the top, they have not had a dominant run so far this season. Kyrie Irving is terribly missed as the Nets have struggled to win against some of the “reputable” teams.
Despite Net’s slow start, the same cannot be said of Kevin Durant. He has been by far the best player in the Nets team, especially with James harden not be at their best. KD has an average of 28.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists so far this season.
Although a playoff feature is undeniable, fans do not 100% believe that the team can go all the way. Kevin Durant can score goals, of course, but his ability to lead and inspire top performances from his teammates is not his strongest side.
Fortunately, it is still early, especially when you count the number of matches to be played in the regular season. The Nets can build chemistry and even shake things up a bit during the trade deadline.