Warriors star Kevin Durant had seen and heard enough before deciding to create a fake Twitter account and fire back at his social media haters. Durant is a unique case given his status as one of the league's most recognizable stars and a guy who took a lot of heat for being a frontrunner for joining Golden State. But criticism is something that reaches all NBA players in one form or another, whether it be online or in person from people in the stands. Wizards forward Kelly Oubre, Jr. gets his fair share of insults and can see why Durant was pushed over the edge. "I would 100 percent say that I've had the urge to get a fake Twitter, but I never did it," Oubre said on the Wizards Tipoff podcast. "But Kev, at the end of the day with people, it's the whole world attacking him for the decision he made and he succeeded off his decision. Sometimes people get fed up because at the end of the day, we're just like everybody else. We might be at this pedestal, our talents might have gotten us to a certain place, but we're human beings. We think the same as other people. We do the same things as other people. So, he pretty much said that 'I'm one of y'all.' All I do is just play basketball better. That's probably why he got the urge to get a fake Twitter, man. People feel like they can say whatever they want to us and us not say anything back because technically we can't. But it's still not fair for people to take advantage of us, man. I respect Kev."
Kelly Oubre, Jr. on insults from fans and how he can see why Kevin Durant made a fake Twitter account
CSN Mid-Atlantic | Sep 28