He’s explained why he changed his mind on superteams (“the decade”), argued with Kendrick Perkins over who was to blame for the Oklahoma City Thunder failing to win a championship (“u played hard tho champ”), and even accidentally explained why he eventually left the team on his later-exposed burner account: “He didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. His roster wasn’t that good, it was just him and russ”. Durant’s even waded into the thorny GOAT convo:
Bigger than basketball
Durant, as we know, is a versatile scorer. He has more to offer than just hoop takes. Over the last couple of months, followers of KD have found out who he thinks could take Batman villain Bane in a fight one-on-one (not Batman, not Killmonger, but Superman) and who he thinks will come out victorious in the new Mortal Kombat movie (“SubZero looks locked tf in”). When the trailer for Godzilla Vs. Kong dropped, Durant went with the former and wondered why Godzilla wasn’t being load managed after being at it for more than a century. OK, so most of these are thoughts on who would win one-on-one matchups, but that’s a topic KD admittedly has a lot of authority on!
He’ll also weigh in on other celebrities using his initials (“U have to relax with the KD talk, your name is KASHDOLL”), give a Lil Durk NBA comp (Monta Ellis), or weigh in on the new Drake EP. In an era when nearly every other athlete fills their Twitter feed with sanitized sponsored posts from a corporate partner or copywriter-approved tweets promoting their latest project—and KD does plenty of that, too—Durant also wants you to know that “Iron man couldn’t get busy without the suit.”
Commitment to the game
Most people see Durant’s burner account as an embarrassing Twitter faux pas, but really it’s proof of his commitment level. Durant knows better than anyone that greatness requires a lot of time in the gym, and extra reps wherever you can get them. What better way to do that than to maintain multiple accounts? Years after first getting caught, Durant says that he still maintains multiple fake accounts. I barely like Twitter enough to update my one main account, but this is why Durant is the GOAT.
Durant’s love of Twitter is well documented. In 2010, he said “Twitter is better than goin to da club…” And a tweet from Monday night explains why his Twitter game remains undefeated: it’s all about the mindset. “There’s No relax champ,” he wrote in reply to someone who told him to chill. “No relax when I’m on Twitter. I’m on 10 until the second I close the app.” May that never change.