Stephen Jackson rips Kevin Durant for having fake social media account
Kevin Durant claims he did not intend to use a fake social media account when he criticized Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend, but you can count former NBA player Stephen Jackson among the many who do not believe the Finals MVP.
During Wednesday’s edition of “The Jump” on ESPN, Jackson said he now looks at Durant the same way he looks at any other Twitter tough guy who hides behind a keyboard.
“Kevin Durant, I look at you now as I look at everybody else on Twitter and Instagram that has a little egg avatar,” Jackson said. “You are that person now. You cannot be excluded from that.
“Who creates a fake page? I’m the person, if I want to respond to someone on social media, it has to come from my page with a verified check on it. He’s an egg avatar now. I have no respect for him. Don’t do that.”
Jackson clarified that he has no problem with anything Durant said or the fact that K.D. likes to “clap back” at critics, but he clearly feels Durant was trying to hide while doing it.
Durant said it was not a mistake to send the tweets from his verified account, though he expressed regret over saying he didn’t want to play for Donovan and trashing his former teammates. However, the fact that the tweets were written in the third person has led to the theory that he intended to send them from a burner account. Jackson obviously subscribes to that theory even if Durant denies it.