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Kevin Durant admits he still uses burner account on social media

Kevin Durant admits he still uses burner account on social media

A couple months after the Warriors won the 2017 NBA title, Kevin Durant got caught using a burner account on social media.

You all probably remember the specific tweet:

“I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter," KD explained a couple of days later. "I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that.”

So he no longer uses a burner, right? 


"I'm still gonna to do the burner thing. I'm still gonna do that," KD said recently on Showtime's "All the Smoke" podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. "Yeah. For sure. Certain people -- I'm gonna come back on my regular account.

"But, I got the burner (laughing). I just slipped up that one time. We know why I slipped up (laughter)."

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We aren't gonna speculate on the "why," even though based on the video above we have a pretty good idea what he's referring to (laughing).

So heads up -- if you criticize the two-time NBA Finals MVP on Twitter and somebody sends you a reply, you just might be interacting with KD himself.

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How Kevin Durant's sign-and-trade exit brought Warriors myriad assets

How Kevin Durant's sign-and-trade exit brought Warriors myriad assets

When Kevin Durant chose to leave the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets last summer, it sent off a massive domino effect for the Golden State organization.

The front office didn't want to lose the two-time NBA Finals MVP without getting anything in return, so management elected to acquire D'Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade transaction (which put them in a "hard cap" situation).

In order to make that happen, the Warriors were forced to trade Andre Iguodala and a 2024 top-four protected first-round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Additionally, the Dubs sent the Nets a top-20 protected first-round pick in 2020 (a reported KD demand). But they will end up keeping that selection and instead will send Brooklyn a 2025 second-rounder.

On Thursday morning, the franchise traded Russell, Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, a 2021 top-three protected first-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick.

So as things currently stand, the Warriors turned KD (who wasn't staying no matter what), Iguodala, a 2024 1st-rounder and a 2025 2nd-rounder into:

-Andrew Wiggins
-Minnesota's 2021 1st-rounder (top-three protected)
-Minnesota's 2021 2nd-rounder
-$17.2 million trade exception (from the Iguodala deal, which is quite valuable and you can fully expect the Warriors to use some or all of it to acquire a good player in July)
-no "repeater tax" this season or next season

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It's obviously way too soon to judge the situation because we have to see how Wiggins performs and what those T-Wolves picks become.

And who knows -- maybe they end up trading the former No. 1 overall pick from the 2014 NBA Draft down the line.

A lot remains up in the air. But the one thing we know for sure is that Russell's time in a Warriors uniform was short-lived.

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Kevin Durant felt media tried to separate him from Warriors last season

Kevin Durant felt media tried to separate him from Warriors last season

Kevin Durant has always been outspoken, and for good reason. He believes the media was unfair toward him when he was with the Warriors.

On the latest episode of Showtime's "All the Smoke" podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, KD opened up about his relationship with the media, or lack thereof. 

"The media is just trying so hard to separate this thing," Durant said in the interview. "You didn't do that with LeBron, D-Wade and Bosh ... You didn't try to separate them."

Durant said the media was trying to pull him away from the rest of the Warriors when he played with the team from 2016-19 before being traded to the Nets.

"You actually are making this your job, your duty to do so is to push this narrative every day," Durant added. "People call me wild for calling it out, but I think it's corny."

Last April, Durant sat down with NBC Sports' Bay Area's Logan Murdock and discussed the frustrations he had with media companies. Specifically, ones that were outside of the athlete-focused variety.

"You know, they’re getting the players’ perspective and they’re getting the fly-on-the-wall perspective," Durant said. "So, I think there’s space for all of us to succeed.”

KD has been open about his frustrations with the media in the past. One incident in particular, last season, when he told reporters he didn't trust them.

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"Every time I say something, it gets twisted up and thrown out and so many different publications try to take me down with my words that I say, so when I don't say nothing, it's a problem," Durant said.

He said he just wanted to do his job by playing basketball and go home. It appears he still has the same mindset.