Nets: Kevin Durant posts cryptic Drake shoutout after nail-biter vs Blazers

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets speaks (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets speaks (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) /

Nets star Kevin Durant posted a cryptic tweet that seemed to call out rapper Drake.

As bizarre as it sounds, the decimated Brooklyn Nets were involved in one of the games of the NBA season a few nights ago when they fell just short of eliminating the Portland Trail Blazers from playoff contention. Bubble standout Caris LeVert put on a performance that essentially confirmed his status as a star in the league, posting 37 points and 9 assists while shooting 55% (16-of-29) from the floor.

The former first-round pick had a chance to win the game in the closing seconds, but settled for a contested jump shot as Portland escaped with 134-133 victory. What made the performance so impressive was that the Nets had literally nothing to play for, having already clinched the No. 7 seed in the East and a matchup versus the Toronto Raptors in the first round.

Speaking of which, Kevin Durant posted a cryptic tweet after the game in which he seemed to call out rapper Drake, who is the most obnoxious Raptors fan out there.

The photo is actually from Drake’s newly released “Laugh Now Cry Later” music video in which Durant made an appearance making light work of the Canada native in a 1-on-1 game, dunking on him several times.

When you consider that the two-time Finals MVP (to the best of our knowledge) has zero beef with the Blazers and that this would be an extremely weird time to provide fans with an update on his injury rehab — what would hanging on a rim even prove? — calling out Drake ahead of Brooklyn’s playoff matchup with his beloved Raptors is the only logical explanation behind this tweet. It came right after the final seconds, and definitely felt like an, “On to Toronto … we’re coming for you” sort of message.

Some might say that Durant is taking the time to acknowledge that he featured in a music video from one of his favorite artists, but you and I both know that the 10-time All-Star doesn’t function like that.

If Durant is actually sticking up for the Nets in calling out one of Toronto’s most loyal subjects, well, that’s a form of pettiness we totally sign off on.

Let’s just hope the Raptors don’t catch wind of this tweet and garner extra motivation to beat Brooklyn.

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