Any move Kevin Durant makes gets covered by the media. That’s part of being an NBA superstar. However, one unexpected part about him trended online: his ankles. Here are the best reactions around the social media and KD’s NSFW Tweet.
Social media reacts to KD’s ashy ankles
It all started when Slam Kicks featured Durant’s basketball shoes, as they would do to any player because their page is dedicated to basketball sneakers. However, KD’s post trended online compared to other player features. The culprit: his ankles.
The post has several thousand retweets and likes. Eagle-eye observers noted the small part where the Brooklyn Nets’ star skin showed little skin just above his socks and compression pants. It shows a very dry and “ashy” skin close to the player’s ankles. To each, his own, and Durant probably doesn’t care about a skincare routine. Still, a player who earns several million per season is expected to have access to at least basic things such as moisturizing lotion.
As expected, social media went wild with their reactions. Here are some of the best of them, including some hot takes from Draymond Green and Isaiah Thomas. Green even called for lotion deals for his ex-teammate.
Kevin Durant’s NSFW response
The trolling eventually got KD to respond. After all, he’s been caught with having burner accounts before, so we know he enjoys interacting with fans.
Durant did not need to respond, but he clapped back anyway. It’s true: fans who troll him will continue living their lives while he makes millions per year doing what he loves the most. Bashers are likely bored with having little to no reason to hate KD, especially with his performance this season.
The dry skin also stresses the fact that NBA millionaires are still humans, and Durant is no exception. If he has dry skin, so what? Everyone gets dry skin once in a while.
At 13-5, the Nets sit atop the Eastern Conference standings. They are doing it with an almost new roster and without star Kyrie Irving. So laugh at KD’s ashy or scaly ankles all you want; he’s still winning on and off the court.