A heated back-and-forth between NBA star Kevin Durant and the actor Michael Rapaport was brought to the public eye after Rapaport posted screenshots of direct messages in which the Brooklyn Nets forward appeared to use homophobic, misogynistic and profane language.
“I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think (Kevin Durant) would be among them,” Rapaport wrote on Tuesday afternoon. “The (snake emoji) himself is now threatening me, bringing up my wife and wants to fight. This is supposed to be America’s sweetheart right?”
In the many messages, Durant went on to challenge Rapaport to a fistfight on the streets on New York City and also bring up his wife.
“Your wife doesn’t even respect your bitch ass,” Durant wrote.
On Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets star was asked about those messages and he apologized to the public for the words he used.
“I’m sorry that people seen that language I used. That’s not really what I want people to see and hear from me”