Kevin Durant called out Shannon Sharpe on Monday for lying about him.
Durant commented on a video that showed Sharpe attributing a quote to Durant. The quote supposedly had Durant saying if he beat LeBron James in the NBA Finals, and James is considered the “GOAT,” what does that make KD?
Here’s the video of Sharpe talking on Monday’s edition of “Undisputed.”
I don’t think @KDTrey5 said that
— GOAT Sports Analyst (@GoatAnalyst) April 12, 2021
The problem is Sharpe, who co-hosts the show, was quoting a fake quote attributed to Durant.
Here’s the quote that Sharpe must have seen, which is recognized as being a fake quote.
Looks like Sharpe got duped by this fake quote pic.twitter.com/Us9QOEIxfN
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) April 13, 2021
After the video clip was brought to KD’s attention, he called out Sharpe.
“Y’all drunk uncle out here lying again. When did I say this [Shannon Sharpe] ???????????????????????????,” Durant tweeted.
Sharpe wouldn’t be the first media member caught using that quote.
I got poor information this morning relating to a statement that was thought to come from @KDTrey5 . It was a fake tweet by a kid and it wasn’t true. I apologize & own this mistake. I have to be better and will be.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) October 29, 2020
This nice thing is Durant actually called out the criticism from his real account, unlike what he’s done in the past.