“NBA Is So Soft”: Fans Enraged as Kevin Durant Fined $15,000 for Foul Language

Published 01/14/2022, 12:10 PM EST
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


As the game progresses into new territory every day, one complaint has become very popular. Fans from the generations gone by argue that the game has grown ever too soft. Most recently, Nets star Kevin Durant has been fined for an absurd reason. Engaging in an act of foul language, the 33-year-old has been fined a hefty amount. And fans are having none of it.

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Currently, with Brooklyn, Kevin Durant is having an astounding season. He is averaging nearly 30 points and 8 rebounds this year. Along with James Harden and now Kyrie Irving, he will be hoping to lead the Nets to an elusive title this year. Hell-bent on achieving success, even the best can succumb to the frustration at times. This is exactly what happened with KD, for which he has been reprimanded now.

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Kevin Durant gets fined for profane language, leaves NBA fans shocked

Recently, the 2-time NBA champion was part of a media interview. During this, he reportedly engaged in some foul language, the extent of which is unknown. In addition, he has failed to comply with a routine NBA Security interview, in the aftermath of the incident. As a result, Durant has been fined a massive amount.

As confirmed by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the fine currently stands at $15,000. On the other hand, NBA fans who heard the news were having none of it. They openly expressed their dissatisfaction on social media. Coming in support of the 11-time All-star, they reiterated their stance on how the league has become too soft. One fan, in particular, said, “NBA is so soft.” Here are the best reactions.

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Do you agree with the fine that was handed out to Kevin Durant? Although $15,000 may not seem like a lot in general for such a big star, it is massive in context. Has the NBA really become ‘too soft’?

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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