Kevin Durant has made it clear that he isn’t a fan of the spotlight, nor is he a fan of the criticism he receives. Despite being one of the best basketball players in the world, Durant still gets fired up about those who question him and that was apparent when he decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors superstar was caught posting something questionable on his Twitter account, which led fans to realize that he meant to post it on a burner account. Yes, that’s right. Durant had multiple other Twitter accounts that he would defend himself with.
In a new episode of The Boardroom on ESPN + Durant explained the burner accounts to Jay Williams and how they were simply a way for him to interact with his friends without having his words analyzed to no end.
“I wasn’t used to that amount of attention, you know, from playing basketball. I wanted a place where I can talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversations or mixing my words or taking everything out of context because I enjoyed that place,” Durant explained. “I had an Instagram that I just use for my friends and family. Like it’s a cool place for me just to be me instead of worrying about Bleacher Report or Barstool mixing up anything I want to say to CJ or friends from back home, you know?”
You can watch a clip of the episode below.