Durant, or whoever was running his Twitter account that day, made a decision to respond.
An already exceptionally weird off-season got even weirder this week when NBA Twitter discovered that infamously thin-skinned Warriors superstar Kevin Durant had quite possibly been using alternate social media accounts to argue with his haters online.
A fan asked Durant on Twitter to give one legitimate reason for leaving the Thunder aside from getting a championship.
"I use Twitter to engage with fans". His tweet called out his former teammates, organization and coach Billy Donovan. I was doing it all summer, and it went too deep.
"I don't think I'll stop engaging with fans", Durant continued. "He didn't like the organization or playing for [OKC Coach] Billy Donovan", Durant replied, using the third person. Yeah, he's taken on some serious criticism for joining the best team in the National Basketball Association. "Kd can't win a championship with those cats".
The athlete's unusual word choice caught the eye of several eagle-eyed fans, who screen-grabbed the moment and speculated that Durant may have meant to tweet the retort from a different, secret account.
Crook tried to put Durant on the spot one more time by asking him a series of speed-round questions.
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"I do have another Instagram account, but that's just for my friends and family".
"That was just me being a total (expletive) idiot".
"What I thought was a joke is serious to everybody else, and I lost sight of that and I apologize for that", Durant said.
Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder came in for some tough love from Kevin Durant. 'Jared, we want you to sit down.' No big deal.
Durant said while he would continue to interact with fans, he expected to scale back his social media activity. "I'm closer to you than u think", he said.
One of those players is Enes Kanter, whom the Thunder acquired before the 2015-16 season to take some of the scoring load off Durant and Westbrook's shoulders (obviously the move did not satisfy Durant).
Durant added that he was "pretty mad" at himself about the whole thing. "I'm sure they'd call me a little more than the human refs, so I'll stick with what we've got now".