Warriors' Kevin Durant defends social media use after latest spat

By Chelsea Howard 25 May 2019 205
Warriors' Kevin Durant defends social media use after latest spat

Kevin Durant has always been active on social media, voicing his opinions and weighing in on what other say about him. And he revealed Friday he doesn't intend to stop any time soon, despite recent spats.

"I have social media, I'm a human being with a social media account," Durant told reporters Friday (via SF Gate). "I can see if I ventured off into politics or culinary arts or music and gave my input, but I'm sticking to something I know. ... I'm qualified to talk about basketball."

Durant's latest social media feud came on Twitter with Fox Sports reporter Chris Broussard. The radio show host pointed out how the Warriors won the Western Conference finals without Durant and it would be the forward's "worst nightmare" if Golden State won the title while he was watching from the bench due to injury.

Durant, however, wasn't having it as he called Broussard's claims an "exaggeration."

"When I respond to something, especially if it's about me personally, of course, I'm going to tell you if you're wrong about it," Durant said Friday. "If I'm at the training table getting treatment on my calf and I see a tweet comes out and I disagree. ... I'm not worried about what they're saying, it's that I'm interested."

The spat between Durant and Broussard escalating even further when Broussard said the two exchanged texts. Durant wrote on twitter that Broussard doesn't even have his number, which prompted Broussard to defend himself by posting a video to his Twitter account.

"Let me start this off by saying I like and respect Kevin Durant and am not trying to continue a Twitter beef with him," Broussard said. "In my telephone, I have more than 60 direct messages from Kevin Durant on Twitter and Instagram since February of 2018. These were conversations initiated by KD himself ... If you want to argue over the difference between a text and a DM in the year 2019, to me, it's all the same thing."

Based on Durant's comments Friday, it appears he plans to continue defending himself and voicing his opinions on social media.

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