In life, there are bad weeks where things never go well and you just want to make it to the weekend to get some peace. Then there’s Kevin Durant’s week, in which you expose your own operation of creating fake Twitter and Instagram accounts to argue with 16-year olds on Twitter. The latter is clearly something that’s embarrassing for a man who’s less than 12 months away from turning 30 and has earned close to $60 million this year according to Forbes.
The man once known as the Durantula has been getting pilloried from every direction, including former teammates getting in on the action. Durant even admitted recently that he’s taken this mistake out on himself, losing sleep over the whole ordeal.
Durant can add one more name to the list of people whom he’s disappointed: ESPN The Jump analyst and Big3 Alumnus Stephen Jackson. Jackson took to the airwaves on Tuesday to let the public know of his disappointment in Durant.
Via The Jump.
“I look at you now as I look at everybody else on Twitter and Instagram that has a little egg avatar. You are that person now. You cannot be excluded from that. Who creates a fake page? I’m the person, if I want to respond to somebody on social media, it has to come from my page with a verified check on it. He’s an egg avatar now, I have no respect for him.”
What’s clear is that even for Durant this has been weird behavior, especially when one considers that Durant used to blast folks from his regular Twitter account as recently as July. Perhaps Durant is not really over leaving Oklahoma City for Oakland as he told San Francisco Magazine.
The one saving grace for Durant is this: the NBA season starts in less than 30 days. The court is going to need to be his sanctuary from all the noise and the stresses of winning back to back titles this year are going to be mild compared to the mess he created this summer.