Kevin Durant on Fans Criticizing His Tweets: ‘I Am Not a Role Model’

Published 11/24/2021, 9:07 PM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts after scoring against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports


The internet is famous for its bizarre observations, especially with the NBA. From LeBron James’ clone to spectators puking on the court, this season so far has been as insane as it gets. Recently, Kevin Durant’s legs became the center of social media’s attention and Durant clearly did not appreciate that.

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When a picture of his legs went viral, Durant lashed back at the internet. And sometimes the internet does not appreciate a player standing up for himself. So, obviously, he received a lot of hate for being too honest in his response. Some even said that his language was sarcastically “classy” for his young fans. It is then that he decided that he does not care about what his young fans think of him.

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Kevin Durant hits back at a fan asking him to watch his language for kids

Kevin Durant is infamous for his constant engagement with fans on social media. From his controversial takes to his brutally honest opinions, Durant’s Twitter followers have seen it all. He recently even claimed, “I am not a role model.”

Throughout his career, Durant has received a lot of criticism. From leaving Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State to making a super team even in the Brooklyn Nets. Durant’s decisions have always shaken up the NBA. Indeed, a sign of him being a true superstar.

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Arguably the most prolific scorer of all time, Durant knows his value to the league and his team. Therefore, to see him acknowledging his own drawbacks is a sign of true modesty. He realizes that there are things about him that a child should not emulate. However, that does not stop him from being himself.

Nov 8, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) smiles after scoring against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

What does this mean for Durant and his fans?

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Kevin Durant received a lot of support from his fans in the comments section of this tweet. Most fans felt that parents put an unrealistic amount of pressure on the world to become a role model for their children. While that opinion might be controversial, it has some rationale to support it.

For Kevin, this means that fans are again divided on his opinions. And for his fans, yet another brutally honest take from their beloved superstar.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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