Kevin Durant does not think he should be considered ‘insecure’
Kevin Durant continues to make offseason headlines by interacting with fans on social media and defending himself, and he doesn’t understand the labels he’s received.
Speaking from USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas on Thursday, Durant addressed his Twitter tiff with C.J. McCollum. He said it was overblown, and he wondered why people don’t think he should be expressing his thoughts on social media.
“I see guys voicing their opinions on social media, and I’ve always been part of social media, always interacting with fans of basketball and people that I know. I enjoy that [expletive]. All of this is part of the game for me. Of course, I’m on my Instagram, on Twitter, just like the rest of my peers. So what’s the problem if I got something to say? It’s just because I do it,” Durant said, via Yahoo’s Shams Charania.
“If you have something to say, don’t get mad because I say something. You catch feelings, I call you out on it, and I’m the sensitive one? I’m insecure and everybody’s running with it,” said Durant.
Most people think he’s insecure over people calling him soft over his choice to leave the Thunder to join the Warriors because he keeps responding to those comments. They’re not used to seeing star athletes — league MVPs — seem rattled by Twitter or Instagram remarks. It’s unusual.
But if you ask me, the biggest reason he does it is because he enjoys it. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t do it as much as he does.