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Kevin Durant explains why he never misses an article on himself and reads everything on social media


Kevin Durant is notorious for following social media, using burner accounts to communicate with fans, and reading absolutely every article out there published on him. Durant wants to be informed and wants to be on top of things when it comes to his brand and how news reporters, for the most part, portray his likeness on social media and online.

KD was featured in the latest episode of the Knuckleheads podcast with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. Quentin touched upon Kevin's need to be informed and respond to anything that sparks his mind, regardless of talking to a fan or a verified blue badge profile.

Kevin explained why he follows everything, "You start hearing so much stuff, through the grapevine, you see that article on you, you see this on you… I don't wanna be the last dude to hear some stuff on me. So I gotta stay up on who is talking what, especially when it comes to me."

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