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Postby Jackal on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:49 am

Kevin Durant appears to have been trying to use a fake Twitter account to defend himself against haters on social media. And in the process, he also appears to have been caught dissing his former coach and teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On Sunday, someone tweeted at Durant, “give me one legitimate reason for leaving okc other than getting a championship.”

Durant, or whoever was running his Twitter account that day, decided to respond. Judging by the use of third person in the tweets, it appears Durant had meant to use a fake account to make it look like a random fan was making the comments.

But the tweets — which stated things like “he didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan” and “Kd can’t win a championship with those cats” — came directly from Durant’s verified account, which has led to the conclusion that Durant forgot to log out as himself before trying to tweet as someone else.

The tweets in question have since been deleted from Durant’s account but were captured in a screenshot.


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This dude. :shake: He's so thin-skinned. You'd think being perhaps the second best player in basketball, you wouldn't be this petty. Dude has another instagram account where he fights with online "haters" as well. This shit has taken him to HoF status of the All Bitch team.

"Hardest road" my ass.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Andrew on Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:17 am

For a star who took one of the easiest paths to a championship in league history, he sure likes to talk trash. Too bad so many of his thoughts are pure garbage.

This is hilariously pathetic, though. Wonder if he'll claim to have been hacked.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jackal on Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 am

Andrew wrote:This is hilariously pathetic, though. Wonder if he'll claim to have been hacked.


Either that, or he'll say it was his PR person.

But let's not forget what Draymond taught us:

"Listen, man. I had an episode on social media this summer, and the first thing I said was that I was hacked. Then I thought about it and I said, I wasn't hacked," Green said. "Kristaps, I'm sorry, but no one believes you. You weren't hacked. You're trying to go to the Clippers."

He added: "Kristaps, you lyin', bro. You weren't hacked. Maybe you was drunk, and your true feelings came out, and you tweeted your true feelings. But you weren't hacked, my man. Trust me."
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Sauru on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 am

i dont understand how anyone can defend KD. yes the guy can ball like crazy but he is a giant walking pussy.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Andrew on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:57 am

Jackal wrote:
Andrew wrote:This is hilariously pathetic, though. Wonder if he'll claim to have been hacked.


Either that, or he'll say it was his PR person.

But let's not forget what Draymond taught us:

"Listen, man. I had an episode on social media this summer, and the first thing I said was that I was hacked. Then I thought about it and I said, I wasn't hacked," Green said. "Kristaps, I'm sorry, but no one believes you. You weren't hacked. You're trying to go to the Clippers."

He added: "Kristaps, you lyin', bro. You weren't hacked. Maybe you was drunk, and your true feelings came out, and you tweeted your true feelings. But you weren't hacked, my man. Trust me."


I'm no fan of Green, but hats off to him on that one. "I was hacked" is the social media equivalent of "It was my little brother!" when people have a meltdown on a forum/message board. :lol:

Sauru wrote:i dont understand how anyone can defend KD. yes the guy can ball like crazy but he is a giant walking pussy.


He's shown his true colours over the past couple of years.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Andrew on Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:47 pm

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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Stress Fracture on Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:29 pm

To think he said he doesn't care about his haters, he's actually caring about them. He wouldn't respond if he doesn't care.

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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby [Q] on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:32 pm

This would be a great opportunity to Photoshop some tweets in NBA 2K18
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Valor on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:41 pm

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I think the nickname of KD Two Face applies perfectly :cool:
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Postby Andrew on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:43 pm

Next step is to splice Harvey Dent's speech about heroes and villains from The Dark Knight in with Durant's MVP speech, and some of his more recent remarks.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Lamrock on Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:17 pm

Tell me that ain't insecure...
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Valor on Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Andrew wrote:Next step is to splice Harvey Dent's speech about heroes and villains from The Dark Knight in with Durant's MVP speech, and some of his more recent remarks.

Yeah that's too much work for someone who barely knows how to use Paint (me) :lol:
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Axel. on Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:55 am

Lamrock wrote:Tell me that ain't insecure...

If you looked up insecure in a dictionary, you'll find a picture of Kevin Durant in his Warriors jersey. It was obvious how insecure he is about this when Peyton Manning made a joke about it at the Espys. Even his own mom laughed at the joke.
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Postby air gordon on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:39 am

So is KD this generations Villain?
Taking the crown from previous bad guys ball hog Antoin Walker, selfish Carmelo Anthony, adulterer Kobe Bryant, cry baby LeBron James

I don't pay attention to social media accounts and what not. Personally I "hate" on a player if he's a dead beat dad, rapist, or claims he can't afford to feed his family
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jeffx on Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:56 am

Andrew wrote:For a star who took one of the easiest paths to a championship in league history, he sure likes to talk trash. Too bad so many of his thoughts are pure garbage.

This is hilariously pathetic, though. Wonder if he'll claim to have been hacked.



He sure talked trash when LeBron left Cleveland for Miami. But Lebron didn't leave a team capable of winning a title. Durant did.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Sauru on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:58 am

air gordon wrote:So is KD this generations Villain?
Taking the crown from previous bad guys ball hog Antoin Walker, selfish Carmelo Anthony, adulterer Kobe Bryant, cry baby LeBron James

I don't pay attention to social media accounts and what not. Personally I "hate" on a player if he's a dead beat dad, rapist, or claims he can't afford to feed his family



i honestly never understood the hate for carmelo personally. walker was just annoying because he had real talent but he insisted on constantly making the wrong decision while playing. lebron and durant both came off as soft for what they did. players have the right to do whatever they want and play wherever they want however the fans have the right to call them soft ass bitches for doing so. lebron flopping all over the court pisses people off who grew up watching men play basketball on their feet instead of their back.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:19 am

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Andrew wrote:For a star who took one of the easiest paths to a championship in league history, he sure likes to talk trash. Too bad so many of his thoughts are pure garbage.

This is hilariously pathetic, though. Wonder if he'll claim to have been hacked.



He sure talked trash when LeBron left Cleveland for Miami. But Lebron didn't leave a team capable of winning a title. Durant did.


Indeed. Of course, it should be noted that Durant had every right to make the decision he did, as did LeBron, but it doesn't mean that certain aspects of how they handled it or the surrounding circumstances can't be criticised. It's entirely possible to be in the right or do something that you have every right to do, but handle it poorly and look bad for a variety of reasons.

That's why I had to laugh at Stephen A. Smith's suggestion that Kyrie Irving should've been more open with LeBron about wanting to leave. Was Durant open with Westbrook? Was LeBron open with the Cavs or any of his teammates in 2010? Was he open with the Heat or Dwyane Wade (whom he has referred to as his brother on many occasions) when he returned to Cleveland in 2014? Nope. Can't give them a pass and say they had a right to do what what they did and handle it how they did, while wagging a scolding finger at Kyrie. But I guess that's Stephen A. for you.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jackal on Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:14 pm

Sauru wrote:lebron flopping all over the court pisses people off who grew up watching men play basketball on their feet instead of their back.


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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby air gordon on Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:59 am

Sauru wrote:i honestly never understood the hate for carmelo personally. walker was just annoying because he had real talent but he insisted on constantly making the wrong decision while playing. lebron and durant both came off as soft for what they did. players have the right to do whatever they want and play wherever they want however the fans have the right to call them soft ass bitches for doing so. lebron flopping all over the court pisses people off who grew up watching men play basketball on their feet instead of their back.

Oh I don't mean to say the fans don't have a right to criticize or praise.

As I alluded to in a previous post, the social media age we live in has changed thing significantly for better or worse

Some here don't agree but I feel if the stars of the past played now, they wouldn't hold their hero status
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Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:21 am

With so many avenues to put your foot in your mouth and come off looking like a fool or a jerk (or a foolish jerk), that's quite likely.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby [Q] on Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:54 am

Andrew wrote:With so many avenues to put your foot in your mouth and come off looking like a fool or a jerk (or a foolish jerk), that's quite likely.

As noted by JVG in NBA Live 18. :wink:
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Andrew on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am

The Notorious JVG is very wise...except when he goes completely off the rails, and even then he's usually still entertaining.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Axel. on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:33 am

air gordon wrote:
Sauru wrote:i honestly never understood the hate for carmelo personally. walker was just annoying because he had real talent but he insisted on constantly making the wrong decision while playing. lebron and durant both came off as soft for what they did. players have the right to do whatever they want and play wherever they want however the fans have the right to call them soft ass bitches for doing so. lebron flopping all over the court pisses people off who grew up watching men play basketball on their feet instead of their back.

Oh I don't mean to say the fans don't have a right to criticize or praise.

As I alluded to in a previous post, the social media age we live in has changed thing significantly for better or worse

Some here don't agree but I feel if the stars of the past played now, they wouldn't hold their hero status

Yeah, KD had every right to make the decision he made, but he should've understood that there would be criticism involved and learned to live with that. Instead, he's out here desperately (fake social media accounts, really?) trying to justify his decision, when he should just shut the fuck up and keep doing what he came over to GS to do.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Axel on Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:57 am

Jackal wrote:
Kevin Durant appears to have been trying to use a fake Twitter account to defend himself against haters on social media. And in the process, he also appears to have been caught dissing his former coach and teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On Sunday, someone tweeted at Durant, “give me one legitimate reason for leaving okc other than getting a championship.”

Durant, or whoever was running his Twitter account that day, decided to respond. Judging by the use of third person in the tweets, it appears Durant had meant to use a fake account to make it look like a random fan was making the comments.

But the tweets — which stated things like “he didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan” and “Kd can’t win a championship with those cats” — came directly from Durant’s verified account, which has led to the conclusion that Durant forgot to log out as himself before trying to tweet as someone else.

The tweets in question have since been deleted from Durant’s account but were captured in a screenshot.


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This dude. :shake: He's so thin-skinned. You'd think being perhaps the second best player in basketball, you wouldn't be this petty. Dude has another instagram account where he fights with online "haters" as well. This shit has taken him to HoF status of the All Bitch team.

"Hardest road" my ass.


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Postby air gordon on Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:07 am

Axel. wrote:Yeah, KD had every right to make the decision he made, but he should've understood that there would be criticism involved and learned to live with that. Instead, he's out here desperately (fake social media accounts, really?) trying to justify his decision, when he should just shut the fuck up and keep doing what he came over to GS to do.

It is amusing indeed. I will say it's a bit amusing as well for us fans to be saying players should act as we say. And if they don't we can and will rail on them

And that goes for me as well as I've been a big critic of how LBJ handled the decisIon

Media and fans are fickle. This will pass once there is something else to talk about
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Postby Axel. on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 am

It'll pass, but KD will forever be known as a coward to some, myself included.
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Postby [Q] on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:51 am

It's funny, it's hard to shake that reputation for a lot of people including Blake Griffin and Dwight Coward although no one ever seems to defend those guys lol
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Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:49 am

Axel. wrote:Yeah, KD had every right to make the decision he made, but he should've understood that there would be criticism involved and learned to live with that. Instead, he's out here desperately (fake social media accounts, really?) trying to justify his decision, when he should just shut the fuck up and keep doing what he came over to GS to do.


It's been interesting to see LeBron and more recently Durant try to play the villain and shake off the criticism with attempts at badass aloofness. The problem is, they're two guys who are (or were) clearly used to being widely adored and praised, so as much as they tried, it's obvious that they're not comfortable being the bad guys. After all the adulation, any kind of criticism - even when it's understandable or justified - is definitely going to sting, but they've lashed out in silly and childish ways while trying to embrace an image that they don't really want. It's understandable to some extent, of course. I would suggest that most people do indeed prefer to be liked and complimented, rather than hated, criticised, and villified.

Of course, you can also contrast their approach with the general attitude of a team like the Bad Boy Pistons back in the day. Those Pistons were pricks, thugs, and definite sporting villains to fans of every other team, but that's who they were and they didn't care. As much as I dislike them, they were at least open and genuine about who they were, and embraced an image that suited them just fine. That's not necessarily admirable in and of itself, but they were comfortable with their reputation because it was a reputation that they'd gladly earned, because that's who they were. The image suited them just fine. LeBron and Durant clearly have been bothered by the change in public perception - again, understandably so - but attempts to lean into it and play the bad guy have been ineffective because if you're going to do that, that's who you truly need to be. You actually do need to not care, and they clearly do, because not caring is easier said than done.
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Postby Sauru on Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:01 pm

whats funny to me is he said he cant win with that team when he had a 3-1 lead and should have won. if KD goes anywhere besides golden state or cleveland and people would be fine with it but by picking the warriors he proved he was soft as shit. the man cannot handle pressure. its a much easier game when there is no pressure on you so he went were a win was 100% guaranteed. this is the shaq/barkley effect. people are so scared to be in a spot like charles is.
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Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:06 pm

He kind of disappeared down the stretch in that series, too.
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Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:54 pm

Bleacher Report has a good take and summary of the situation.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jackal on Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:22 am

Sauru wrote:whats funny to me is he said he cant win with that team when he had a 3-1 lead and should have won. if KD goes anywhere besides golden state or cleveland and people would be fine with it but by picking the warriors he proved he was soft as shit. the man cannot handle pressure. its a much easier game when there is no pressure on you so he went were a win was 100% guaranteed. this is the shaq/barkley effect. people are so scared to be in a spot like charles is.


Totally this. If he would've joined like the Wizards or something everyone would've loved the dude. He choked the 3-1 away and then joined them. That's one of the most bitch moves ever. Then you pretend it was a difficult choice for you? Fuck outta here.

To the Axel that quoted me saying Durant being second best is debatable..I agree, that's why I said perhaps. Everyone has their opinions, some guys would put another player at 2 etc.

Now I'm seeing posts about Durant not eating/sleeping since the Twitter thing happened. Man, fuck off. You get no sympathy for me. Is this dude for real??
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Postby air gordon on Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:26 am

Interesting points, Andrew. It should be pointed out the NBA was advocating the bad boy style at the time. even selling tshirts. Once the league started cracking down on that type of play it was adios. Btw was dumars considered a bad boy? IIRC he was one of the Detroit players to shake hands with the Bulls in the 1990 playoffs

Perhaps one megastar who embraced the bad guy role but had still good PR was Kobe Bryant.

Considering players are now creating their own "brand", its very understandable for them not want to be that bad guy. Now their reactions to social media that's just another thing
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Postby Andrew on Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:30 am

Oh for sure. While he was certainly an integral part of the Bad Boys' success, in terms of how he carried himself, Dumars was always a class act. With Rodman's tenure with the Bulls, I also tend to overlook his affiliation as well. ;)
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jeffx on Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:44 am

Sauru wrote:whats funny to me is he said he cant win with that team when he had a 3-1 lead and should have won. if KD goes anywhere besides golden state or cleveland and people would be fine with it but by picking the warriors he proved he was soft as shit. the man cannot handle pressure. its a much easier game when there is no pressure on you so he went were a win was 100% guaranteed. this is the shaq/barkley effect. people are so scared to be in a spot like charles is.



Exactly.....I was so disappointed when Durant went to GS. It completely threw the balance of power in the west out of whack. I really wanted to see his OKC team challenge the Warriors last season. They were a legit threat.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.....weak.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby shadowgrin on Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:50 pm

His "it's just a joke bro" excuse while owning up to what he said is similarly pathetic.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jackal on Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:27 pm

air gordon wrote:Perhaps one megastar who embraced the bad guy role but had still good PR was Kobe Bryant.

There was an article I read in the last few days, which I can't seem to find, that addressed this. Lebron & Durant tried to be the villain but just couldn't because that's not who they are.

Kobe? He loved it. I think he's gone as far as saying "I love it when a city boos me". Dude got booed in Philly when he was from there. The shitstorm he went through when the rape allegations came out...the fiasco with Jackson/O'Neal, him cutting off his parents for selling his memorabilia, the almost divorce and then the shit he got for the press conference/buying his forgiveness with that ring...Kobe was legit fine being seen as the bad guy as long as he was okay with whatever he was doing and used all of that as a "wait, I'll show you" kind of thing.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby NovU on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:26 am

LoL, KD. His feelings were hurt. Good stuff.


But seems to me this non news is overblown. Perhaps offseason boredom continues... Fantasy league thread soon perhaps?
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Sauru on Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:11 pm

i would not call this a non story. if i was paying someone millions of dollars and found out that they were, as a grown man, fighting with 14 year old kids on the internet while using a fake name i would be concerned
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby NovU on Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:56 pm

He could be doing much worse stuff, dopes, raping, shooting, teammates issues, etc. But this incident shows that he actually cares about his rep and career. He's a same focused superstar guy next season that gets you wins, no worries there and worth every pennies paid.


Not every grown man needs to be KG or Pierce. This world would be a hell, literally.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Sauru on Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:34 pm

NovU wrote:He could be doing much worse stuff, dopes, raping, shooting, teammates issues, etc. But this incident shows that he actually cares about his rep and career. He's a same focused superstar guy next season that gets you wins, no worries there and worth every pennies paid.


so in your opinion as long as you dont rape or shoot people you are mentally stable?


also what does pierce or garnett have to do with this? did someone mention them earlier in the post and i missed it?
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby NovU on Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:12 pm

In my opinion this is non news in basketball terms which you cant seem to agree on. Personality flaws are fun for gossip purpose, can we leave it at that.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Jackal on Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:22 pm

If it's non news to you, don't bother posting about it and move on instead of talking about rape and murder and Pierce and Garnett. How simple would that have been?
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby Axel. on Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:35 am

NovU wrote:But this incident shows that he actually cares about his rep and career. He's a same focused superstar guy next season that gets you wins, no worries there and worth every pennies paid.

There are other, more graceful ways of defending and showing that you care about your reputation.
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Re: Kevin Durant is softer than a cupcake.

Postby air gordon on Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:10 am

ha i actually agree to a degree with NovU... along the lines of it it not being a "big deal". in a lull news wise before training camp starts. those i must say- this is the most eventful nba offseason i can remember.
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