Kevin Durant is famous for his work and talent on the basketball floor.
Since he joined the Warriors in 2016, he has also become famous for his antics on social media as well. In the past few years, he has not shied away from facing his critics online, often using personal insults to get his points across.
In a chat with Fox Sports, the former MVP explained why he spends so much time arguing with fans on social media.
“I don’t try to look at it as bigger than that or smaller than that. I just feel as though it’s so easy connecting with people watching the game of basketball and [who] may have seen you play in person or want to see you play,” Durant said. “If you got questions, if you wanna troll, if you wanna ask about different things, I’m always open to it.
“I try to use social media in that way. And, at the same time, maybe [a] shameless plug here and there. Most of the time it’s just interacting with fans.”
Durant is clearly all about fan interaction, even if a lot of those fans are trash-talking the superstar.
One way or another, Durant is going to respond to what the world is saying to him — regardless of who approves.