Kevin Durant Once “Channeled His Inner Jaden Smith” By Unleashing Bizarre Comments

Published 05/26/2022, 2:16 AM EDT
Oct 11, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts after being called for a technical foul by referee Ed Malloy (14) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant has had his fair share of social media controversies over the years. KD and his burner accounts are a topic in itself. Everyone needs some time to figure out new technology or a social media platform. We know what Joel Embiid did when he first started his Twitter account. 

Durant tried to figure out Twitter too, in a very peculiar way. In 2015, he was trying to figure out what Twitter is all about, on his mind. He wondered whether it could be more than what it was on the outside. And weirdly, he tweeted about it.

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During the time, Kevin was playing for the OKC Thunder with superstars, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The trio didn’t win a championship together.

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Kevin Durant in 2015

Like us, most fans were confused at Kevin’s confusing tweets. And they started reacting to his weird tweets. Some fans even wondered what was wrong with Kevin Durant following his tweets. 

But you have to understand that KD was going through a lot in the year 2015. Kevin Durant had a phenomenal 2013-14 season. He averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. Durant was the scoring champion and won the MVP award. Moreover, he also led his OKC Thunder team to the Western Conference Finals with San Antonio Spurs. But lost out to the eventual champions.

After a great season, he only played 27 games in the next season due to foot injuries. Before the start of the season, KD underwent surgery on his right foot, which made him miss the first 17 games of the season. But the injury flared up and cost him to miss most of the season. 

But Kevin came back strong and healthy in the next season. In the 2015-16 season, he averaged 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game in 72 games. 

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In the playoffs, Durant and the Thunder got their revenge against the Spurs. They beat the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals 4-2 to advance to the Conference finals. In the Western Conference finals, the OKC Thunder met Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

And Kevin Durant and the Thunder started great and took a 3-1 lead. But they collapsed massively as the Warriors won the next 3 games to win the series. And the Thunder’s dream of winning the NBA title didn’t come true once again. The Warriors, however, lost the NBA Finals to the Cavs. 

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Then Kevin Durant shocked the world in the next season by joining rivals Golden State Warriors in search of an NBA title. And he would do just that with the Warriors by winning back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.

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Bagavathi Eswaran

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Bagavathi Eswaran is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been playing the game of basketball for more than 20 years now and has also been following the NBA for more than 10 years. After not being able to go pro, this former college player decided to join the IT industry.

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