Kevin Durant has copped a lot of hate from the public ever since he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the team that beat them in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors.
When Durant was going through this in 2017, fans speculated that the Warriors Small Forward had been using a burner account to defend himself on Twitter. At the time, KD denied it all but ever since then, he has been much quieter online.
KD has secret accounts that he uses to defend himself and forgot to switch to them when he was replying to this guy I’m actually speechless pic.twitter.com/9245gnpa3c
— MVPGDPOY (@harrisonmc15) September 18, 2017
After all this time, Kevin Durant decided to speak out and be honest about the account in a new episode of The Boardroom on ESPN+.
Durant spoke with Jay Williams where he said, “I wasn’t used to that amount of attention, you know, from playing basketball. I wanted a place where I can talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversations or mixing my words or taking everything out of context because I enjoyed that place.”
“I had an Instagram that I just use for my friends and family. Like it’s a cool place for me just to be me instead of worrying about Bleacher Report or Barstool mixing up anything I want to say to CJ or friends from back home, you know?”
“I try to live a normal life out in the public …”
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 15, 2019
The two-time Finals MVP has become one of the greatest modern-day players in the league with a chance this season to become a three-time championship player with the Warriors.