If there’s one thing people should know about Kevin Durant beyond being one of the best basketball players of all time, it’s that he can clap back on Twitter. He’s even gone as far as to make burner accounts. So, on Sunday, when a Bay Area sports reporter decided to tweet about Durant’s 51-point performance with the Brooklyn Nets, he was ready to reply the next morning.
Kylen Mills, a reporter with a local news station in San Francisco, quote tweeted a video of KD scoring his 51st point with less than two minutes left to play in the game. Mills commented that it was “interesting” Durant wasn’t being double or triple-teamed by Detroit at that moment.
However, the most intriguing part about Mills’ tweet was that she included #DubNation at the end. We’re all well aware of the criticism KD’s received about leaving Golden State, and Mills added more fuel to that fire as a Warriors fan providing any sort of insight in regard to his performance.
Mills decided to clarify her point after people commented on her original tweet showing pictures of Durant being double and triple-teamed by the Pistons. But at that point, the damage had already been done.
Kevin Durant claps back at reporter after scoring 51 for the Brooklyn Nets.
Durant took notice of Mills’ tweets on Monday morning and hand-delivered a fitting response to her attempting to devalue — at least that’s what it felt like — his epic showing.
KD’s life after basketball? Holding masterclasses on how to put all the haters in a bodybag. It’s been refreshing he’s deemphasized his presence on social media, because now his activity is that much funnier when it’s few and far between as opposed to constant.
You knew he couldn’t help himself here … because it’s clear Mills had some sort of bias as a Warriors fan since Steph Curry scored a season-high 50 points earlier this season against the Hawks on Nov. 8, which got knocked from the top spot after Durant hit that jumper where he wasn’t “double- or triple-teamed.”
Maybe it’s time for Warriors fans to get over Durant leaving for Brooklyn? It happened almost three years ago. Enjoy Curry over there, and we’ll enjoy KD over here. We can continue any sort of “debate” as the MVP race heats up or if the two teams meet in the Finals.
After all, you don’t want to be a victim of Durant’s savagery on social media, do you?