Kevin Durant YouTube comment presaged Twitter/Instagram fiasco
Kevin Durant admitted he went too far on social media, though he didn’t quite admit to the clear revelation: He has additional Twitter and Instagram accounts he used to anonymously fire back at his critics.
Who does that? More specifically, what kind of millionaire NBA-champion superstar does that?
Durant provided a glimpse into his mindset last week, when he replied to this YouTube comment about the insoles of his Finals shoes:
That Durant was interacting in YouTube comments – YouTube comments! – says plenty on its own. That’s the cesspool of internet commenting.
But the content of the reply is also illuminating. Durant is insecure. I think that’s pretty clear at this point.
There will always be people who accept nothing less than the ruthlessness of Michael Jordan from NBA stars. But maybe, once this scandal passes, some will find Durant’s vulnerability endearing.