Kevin Durant on How Haters & Trolls Would Never Say Anything To His Face Like They Do Online
Not since LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 has a player gotten the amount of dislike that Kevin Durant has received since he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency to sign with the Golden State Warriors.
Anytime there’s a post related to Kevin Durant on social media, the trolls and haters come swarming, throwing shots at him.
Kevin Durant sees this, but it doesn’t faze him one bit because they wouldn’t have the balls to say any of that stuff to his face, as he stated.
“Directly under his message were tweets from some of his 15 million followers, many unrelated to the topic at hand. His Twitter mentions read, “Snake,” “traitor,” “you backstabbed an entire city,” “please don’t exist,” “Benedict Arnold” and “I hate you,” to reference a few.
“It is what it is, but I tell you one thing, all that stuff stays [online]. Nobody’s ever coming to me in my face and saying none of that,” Durant said to ESPN.
“It’s jokes. Everybody is just waiting for it. If you really didn’t care [what I say], you wouldn’t even follow my tweets. So obviously you care about something. But what, I’m going to get mad at that? Hell nah.”
“That’s what kind of makes their day,” Durant said to ESPN. “Just being like, ‘Oh, I talked to one of my favorite basketball players [on social media]. Even though I hate him, but he’s still one of my favorites. I talked to a celebrity I really like but everybody else hates him, so I’m going to join in on the party.’
“Everybody’s jumping on the waves. That’s just how it is.”
“So if you want to heckle or if you want to cheer, as long as you’re getting a release from whatever is going on in your normal life, that’s cool. That’s what life is about. You have to take the good with the bad.”