Skip to main content

VIDEO: Kevin Durant explains why he uses burner accounts on social media

kd

Kevin Durant is one of the most versatile players in recent NBA history, a winner of MVP trophies and NBA championships who don't have much appreciation among fans these days. After he shocked the entire world and joined the already star-studded Warriors, Kevin Durant became an NBA champion and finally added the most important accolade in his career.

That move in some way cemented his reputation among many NBA fans as someone who took the easy way to a championship ring but Durant always emphasized how he never made the wrong decision by joining the team from Oakland. Alongside with that decision, Durant was also criticized by his behavior off the court especially in the "Burner Accounts" affair he had with his fake Twitter account.

In a recent interview, he had on ESPN's show "The BoardRoom" Durant gave a bit more insight on why he used the fake account in the first place. Durant also said he doesn't want media further in his private life simply because they tend to twist things around and taking his word out of context.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

I wasn't used to that amount of attention, you know, from playing basketball. I wanted a place where I wanted to talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversation or mixing my words or taking everything out of context because I enjoyed that place. I had an Instagram account that I just use for my friends and family. Like it's a cool place for me just to be me instead of worrying Bleacher Report or Barstool mixing it up anything I want to say to CJ or friends from back home, you know? So I just try to I guess try to live a normal life out in the public, I guess.

KD explains his burner accounts: “I wanted a place where I could talk to my friends without anybody just butting into my conversations or mixing my words or taking everything out of context because I enjoyed that place...instead of worrying about BR or Barstool mixing up anything I say to CJ" from r/nba

Houston Rockets' big man Hakeem Olajuwon and Ralph Sampson

"We were the original 'Twin Towers'” - Ralph Samson on playing with Hakeem Olajuwon in the Houston Rockets

Ralph Sampson looked back at his legacy with Hakeem Olajuwon as the original "Twin Towers."

JJ Redick & Phoenix Suns

JJ Redick shares what makes the Phoenix Suns an even better team and a legitimate contender this season- “I think it makes them a title contender”

Redick notes Bridges' improvements this season before saying that Bridges may be the X factor that could help the Suns emerge as title contenders this season

Charles Barkley & Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Despite not knowing his name, Charles Barkley offers a stern warning to the public if Shai Gilgeous-Alexander isn’t an All-Star starter this season

Barkley said SGA should be an All-Star starter, but couldn't manage to say his name correctly, and hilariously referred to him as Shai Alexander Gilchrist in the process