“This the Beef We Need”: Kevin Durant’s Hilarious Response to NBA Champion’s Thanksgiving Admission Leaves Fans in Splits

Published 11/25/2022, 12:40 AM EST

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Kevin Durant is that cousin who takes a walk on Thanksgiving. He admitted this in an interview with the Boardroom. Durant then retweeted a video of the interview, with a caption that read: “Enjoy ya day. Don’t text my phone tho…u know I love ya.”  However, right before calling it a day on social media and heading to celebrate Thanksgiving, Durant couldn’t hold back from reacting to former Boston Celtics star Kendrick Perkins’ tweet. This left NBA fans in splits.

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Kendrick Perkins revealed his Thanksgiving tradition on Twitter. He said, “Just knocked down my first Thanksgiving plate!!! Got about 5 more to go. Don’t judge me and Carry the hell on.” While fans were pretty surprised by this, the two-time NBA champion decided to take a hilarious dig at Perkins. Durant posted a picture of a fan holding a huge plate filled with exponential amounts of food. And NBA fans seemed to love Durant’s response.

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NBA Twitter in splits thanks to Kevin Durant

As always, fans were quick to react to Kevin Durant’s witty reply. “This the beef we need,” said one tweet in particular. They commented about Durant being the funniest player online. Fans also claimed that Kevin Durant runs the NBA Twitter world.

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Some also stated that this was the plate they need for their Thanksgiving meal. Most fans reacted with the laughing emoji and remarked that Kevin Durant has “got no chill.” 
Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:
https://twitter.com/dustINSPIRE/status/1595970038476943360?s=20&t=QebHk4h67dqwUdRJ2DY1Eg
https://twitter.com/josephdidato/status/1595960825965350913?s=20&t=dkIvLJOFNPLec3J220HKZQ
https://twitter.com/DanKKKDan/status/1595918101962440706?s=20&t=LgeYA3Y305IIIaMMC9ziOw
https://twitter.com/_peterrrrrr/status/1595922028644732931?s=20&t=plDThCIkvHzJRkZ0MvFghQ
https://twitter.com/bigstone__/status/1595875451792424960?s=20&t=yrYa_OIQ3hYMCJsA5F4QHA
https://twitter.com/HoopGangD1/status/1595957227168632832?s=20&t=P6Ob39QoQivDNhtgoeamEw
https://twitter.com/BucketsDistrict/status/1595871899560841216?s=20&t=qEc8KEjf6qxpplLvWTKJgQ
https://twitter.com/gisa_don/status/1595856426584391681?s=20&t=InVDcQQ0bJpLpTFupihk5A
Kevin Durant and Kendrick Perkins were teammates when they played for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Having spent time together, it is safe to speculate that Durant is aware of Perkins’ thanksgiving traditions and eating habits in general.

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Supposedly, when Durant had a calf strain while playing for the Golden State Warriors, a concerned Perkins went to Durant’s house and looked out for him. He advised Durant to rest up. However, Durant went back on the court for the next game. This resulted in his Achilles injury.
Following this, Perkins went on television and fired at the Warriors organization. He said, “I spilled all the beans that I wasn’t supposed to say. I was supposed to keep in-house.”  Perkins believed that he was only looking out for Durant.

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On several occasions, the duo has called each other out on social media. Especially at the start of this season, Perkins had been highly critical of Durant’s performances. Having said that, the feud between the two took a funny turn on Thanksgiving, thanks to the Brooklyn Nets star.
What’s your take on Kevin Durant’s response? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shriya Rajachandra

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Shriya Rajachandra is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English. Shriya previously interned at The New Indian Express, but her favorite journalist, Marcus Thompson motivated her to start writing about basketball.
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