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Kevin Durant apparently argues online with teenager

Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) fist bumps young fans sitting behind the Warriors bench before the first half of their NBA basketball game against Houston Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)


Kevin Durant:

Everything else off the court, social media, perception, isn’t important. What people say, how they view you, it’s not important.

Also Kevin Durant:

Durant has already explained why he does these things, and I’m cool with it – because he’s not using a burner account. This is genuine.

It’s petty. It’s sensitive. It’s silly.

But it’s also genuine.

Just because Durant is successful, he shouldn’t argue with people online? Plenty of unsuccessful people spend a lot of time mad online, and nobody bats an eye. Durant will remain successful either way.

Nobody gets hurt. Durant clearly enjoys this (even if it’s a joy in misery). The teenager gets a desired rush of attention. It’s totally harmless.

And for what it’s worth, Durant is an elite two-way player who doesn’t elevate a team quite like LeBron James due to his playmaking/leadership deficiencies – relative to LeBron. I could go either way on Durant vs. Stephen Curry.

That’s hardly a slight! LeBron is the best player in the NBA, and Curry and Durant are in the discussion for No. 2.