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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kevin Durant apologizes for ‘childish’ tweets, denies trying to use secret account

Kevin Durant says he did not intend to use a secret Twitter account when he criticized his former coach and team over the weekend, but the Golden State Warriors star regrets the comments he made.

In an appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt Tuesday, Durant was asked about the buzz he created when he tweeted that he left Oklahoma City because he did not want to play for Billy Donovan and the roster wasn’t good enough. He said he likes interacting with fans on social media but admitted he took things “a little too far” this time around.

“I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter,” Durant said, according to TMZ. “I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization that I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic. All those type of words … I regret doing that and I apologize to him for doing that.”

Of course, the bigger story was the way the tweets were worded. For whatever reason, Durant referred to himself in the third person, leading many to believe he intended to send the tweets from a burner account but forgot to log out of his verified account.

Durant said Tuesday that he did not intend to use a different account and that he only has a secret Instagram account “for my friends and family so I wouldn’t say I was using that to clap back at anybody.”

You have to give Durant credit for not trying to claim his Twitter account was hacked, which is what most pro athletes in his position would have done. Then again, we have all seen the way Durant likes to fire back at haters on social media. His denial would have been more difficult to believe than the average person’s.

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