Kevin Durant is dealing with the fallout from a self-inflicted social media controversy after responding to a Twitter troll by ripping Billy Donovan and his former OKC teammates. Many speculate KD failed to switch to an anonymous account he uses to defend himself against critics without being recognized, and instead broadcast the dig to his 17 million followers.
Durant has shown rabbit ears to criticism, and regularly fires back at critics, and Colin thinks he knows why the haters get to him. He believes when celebrities like Durant take the time to respond to nobodies on social media, it’s usually because there’s some truth in the criticism that strikes a nerve.
Colin theorizes that in KD’s case, it’s because he’s insecure about having to join a Warriors team that already on a title to win his first, and on some level it bugs him. Durant knows, deep down, he couldn’t get it done on his own with the Thunder, and never misses a chance to clap back when anonymous trolls point it out.
Trolls may be profane and inappropriate, but the basis of their criticism isn’t untrue.
“There’s a fundamental yet uncomfortable truth: He had to join arguably the greatest team to win.”