Although the Brooklyn Nets were down to only eight players, the team pulled out a 131-129 overtime win against Toronto on Tuesday night. Kevin Durant was listed as questionable before the game with right ankle soreness, but after it was announced James Harden and Bruce Brown had entered health and safety protocols, Durant was made available.
Because KD played, the game didn’t have to be postponed. Boasting a lineup made up of four rookies, the Nets pulled out their most exciting regular-season win yet.
In 48 minutes, Durant scored 34 points (12-of-29), along with 13 rebounds and 11 assists. For a player that was possibly not going to take the court, KD furthered his case in the MVP conversation.
Skip Bayless took notice of Durant’s performance, as did most NBA fans. However, in typical Bayless fashion, he saw it as an opportunity to take a shot at LeBron James in the same tweet. KD wasn’t having it.
Kevin Durant calls out Skip Bayless on Twitter after Brooklyn Nets win.
Are we really surprised?
Perhaps if Bayless would’ve left out the last three words of the tweet, Durant wouldn’t have felt the need to reply. However, Bayless seized the opportunity to push his favorite narrative that KD is a better player than James.
That’s not all that Bayless had to say about Durant.
KD is a frontrunner for the MVP, but he’s made it clear that he doesn’t care about that. Even though this tweet was sent shortly after the first one, that likely didn’t change Durant’s mind. NBA players coming together to put the worst media personalities on blast is a trend we can get behind. Even better? KD picking his social media callouts wisely. It makes for an even better laugh.
Honestly, though, how did he have any extra energy to even open up Twitter? The 33-year-old has been going full bore this season. An overtime win on Tuesday after scoring 51 points on Sunday? No big deal. “Light work,” as KD would say. Taking the time to tell Bayless that he really doesn’t like him right after that? Simply a necessity for KD to get off his chest.
This is shaping up to be an all-time season from Durant both on and off the court.