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CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic defend Kevin Durant on social media

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Over the years, social media has become a place where people who have never played sports at a professional level somehow become self-proclaimed expert analysts.

And it has also become a place where actual professional athletes can chime in and tell them how wrong they are.

On Monday, NBA writer Chris Palmer decided chaos was on the agenda and tweeted out a bold claim that was bound to get some responses.

Basically, Palmer pointed out that Kevin Durant has only played 19 games since the 2019 Finals and said he may never be an All-Star again.

First of all, excuse me? 

Durant was out for a year with an Achilles tear, and now he is dealing with a hamstring injury that has had him sidelined since Feb.13.

So yes, he hasn’t played much since the 2019 finals… but to say he is NEVER going to be All-Star again?

Absurd. Maybe he'll never get back to his old ways, but one will remember that Kobe Bryant was voted into an All-Star game without playing one season based on name recognition alone. 

KD made an All-Star game this year, which proves that theory.

As expected, people on Twitter went in on Palmer. And rightfully so.

Even Trail Blazers CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic had to chime in.

McCollum replied simply with “cut it out”.

While Nurkic just replied to McCollum saying “some people just have a bad day”.

Palmer will most likely get blown up all day for that day.

Before the injury, Durant was averaging 29.0 points per game, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists.


So if Durant wasn’t hurt during the All-Star game, he would 100% be an All-Star this year. There would be no question about it.

Sometimes people need to learn to think before they tweet. Or maybe he is doing this to just come to some reaction on his page.

If that is the plan, then he for sure succeeded in getting the Twitter reaction he was looking for.