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Kevin Durant explains origin of burner account and why he created it

Kevin Durant explains origin of burner account and why he created it

Over the years, Kevin Durant has gotten himself into some trouble on social media.

Arguably his biggest snafu came in Sept. 2017 when he got "caught" defending himself on Twitter by using his verified personal account when he meant to use his "burner" account.

On the most recent episode of The Boardroom, Durant explained the origin of his burner.

"I wasn't used to that much of attention from playing basketball. I wanted a place where I could talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversations or mixing my words or taking everything out of context. I enjoyed that place.

"I had an Instagram account that I just used for my friends and family. It was a cool place for me to just be me instead of worrying about Bleacher Report or Barstool ... I guess I tried to live a normal life out in the public, I guess."

On a day-to-day basis, Durant is way more active on Instagram than Twitter.

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At least, when it comes to his verified account that is...

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Warriors would've 'smoked' Raptors with Klay Thompson, Stephen A Smith says

Warriors would've 'smoked' Raptors with Klay Thompson, Stephen A Smith says

Truly blasphemous.

Steve Kerr recently told NBC Sports Bay Area that he doesn’t expect Klay Thompson to return to the court this season in an exclusive interview.

The interview’s content was brought up on ESPN’s “First Take”, and host Stephen A. Smith came in hot with one of his signature, emphatically-delivered takes.

“A healthy Klay Thompson, without Kevin Durant, they would have smoked Toronto.”

I wouldn’t necessarily classify this as a hot take, considering that many around the league were still confident in the Warriors after KD’s injury. The Warriors were up three late in the third quarter of that infamous Game 6 before Thompson went down.

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However, the Warriors would still have had to go up to Toronto and win a Game 7 without Kevin Durant on the court, an incredibly tall task, especially considering the Raptors had Kawhi Leonard on the wing.

We’ll never know because unfortunately we still live in a world without time machines, but the NBA season tips off Tuesday night so the Warriors can finally put an eventful offseason behind them and focus on simply winning basketball games.

Magic Johnson details why Michael Jordan said Steph Curry no Hall of Famer yet

Magic Johnson details why Michael Jordan said Steph Curry no Hall of Famer yet

On Monday morning, NBA legend Michael Jordan was a guest on NBC's morning talk show, "Today."

After he said that he still would pick Hakeem Olajuwon, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen and James Worthy as his four teammates to face any five-man lineup in NBA history, reporter Craig Melvin said:

"So Steph Curry shouldn't be offended when he watches this?"

Jordan's response: "I hope not. He's still a great player. Not a Hall of Famer yet, though ... he's not."

This comment set the Internet ablaze Monday night, and resulted in a lot of people coming to the defense of the Warriors' superstar point guard.

On Tuesday morning, the world was delivered a gift in the form of a tweet from the aforementioned Magic Johnson:

Just perfect, and don't forget that Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets -- Curry's hometown team.

In August 2017 -- four months after the Lakers received a warning from the NBA for comments made by Magic about then-Pacers forward Paul George -- the team was fined $500,000 for tampering.

In February 2018, the Lakers were fined $50,000 for Magic's comments praising Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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When Magic abruptly resigned as the Lakers' president of basketball operations in April, he mentioned that he wanted to be able to tweet and comment freely without repurcussions. 

It looks like he's living out his dream, and also is spot on with his take on Curry and the Hall of Fame.

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