Kevin Durant is sorry for “Kevin Durant Social Media Aliasgate,” but Enes Kanter isn’t buying it.
That, or he just won’t pass up the opportunity to troll his former teammate.
While speaking at Tech Crunch in San Francisco, Durant apologized for since-deleted tweets from his account that sought to justify to detractors why he left the Oklahoma City Thunder. The way they were phrased, in the third person, made people think he meant to post from a burner account, which spurred a whole web of searches, including one that revealed he has an alternate Instagram.
Here’s what Durant said on the matter, per The Athletic’s Anthony Slater:
Full Kevin Durant comment on his tweets yesterday regarding Donovan, OKC pic.twitter.com/wtfocllp3s
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) September 19, 2017
Twitter delivered a proud-parent moment, for the most part, after this. Many lauded Durant for coming clean and not trying to hide behind the “I was hacked” excuse.
Kanter, however, wasn’t among the supporters:
A few things here.
As a member of the team Durant jilted, both in free agency and on Twitter, Kanter doesn’t have to be especially forgiving. But, as NBA Twitter guru Michael Swander pointed out, he’s one to talk:
Enes, you signed an offer sheet with the Blazers and OKC matched. You literally tried to leave. https://t.co/Olq4Vybq0m
— Michael Swander (@MichaelSwander) September 19, 2017
Anyway, Durant is sorry. And his apology sounds sincere—though it doesn’t explicitly address why his tweets were written in the third person.
The biggest loss here might be Durant’s overall Twitter interactions. He’s been extremely active since joined the Golden State Warriors, and his decision to “scale back” in the meantime basically means your timeline won’t be as interesting for a while.