Kevin Durant explains burner account: ‘I wanted a place where I can talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversations’
So, the Warriors star is trying again.
Durant, via ESPN:
The problem wasn’t Durant having a secret social-media account for family and friends (including C.J. McCollum). The problem was people catching remarks from those accounts that Durant seemingly wouldn’t want attached to his name. He was repeatedly arguing with fans as if he weren’t Durant himself.
There are also way better mechanisms for talking to closed groups of people – calls, texts, emails. Instagram and Twitter are designed to reach larger audiences.
In some ways, it’s sad a burner account or two sometimes overshadows Durant’s greatness as a player. But there remains a real fascination with Durant’s secretive social-media usage.
Until he better explains himself, that’s not going away.