It seems Game and Kevin Durant are currently having some issues. Last week, Game posted a video on his Instagram, which can be seen above, claiming that if he hit a NBA 3-point shot Durant would donate $20,000 to Game's AAU team. Game of course drilled the shot thinking he had won the bet with Durant. KD then followed up with TMZ, saying that the bet never happened and Game was lying.
Following KD's response, Game posted a screenshot of the post on his Instagram with the following statement:
Now why @easymoneysniper frontin on the kids homie ?!?!?!? We clearly said….. “If I made the 3 from NBA range you’d supply the entire @froggallstars program with brand new Kevin Durant shoes”…… 120 kids, close to $200 a shoe equals about $20,000….. How am I lying ???? Just say you a sore loser & you ain’t wanna help the kids…. It ain’t that they need it cause I bought all 120 kids Lebrons out my own pocket as you can see on their Instagram.. But I thought it would be kool for them to meet you & be able to ball in your shoes especially since they look up to you & I made the shot as WE AGREED… @champagnepapi was right there, so was @jharden13 @trim_skit & @Demar_Derozan But don’t sweat it champ, we’ll still support you & I’ll go buy them myself just cause they mean that much to me….. 1 love – The Game #FroggAllstars #NikeBasketball #iGotTheKids #itsTooHardForSomePeopleToKeepIt100 #MyOldestSonsFavoritePlayer #WhyWouldILieAboutSomethingThatsForTheKids #WhatDidiHaveToGain #PeopleHeardWhatWasSaid #AintImportantTho #NoLoveLost #illTellThemTheShoesCameFromYouAnyway #TheyWontKnowTheDifference #SadThingIsTheyreYourShoesAndItWouldntveCostYouADimeToGetThemForTheKids @TMZ
Durant tweeted earlier today that he never bet with game, but did say that he would give Game's AAU team gear if he hit the shot. In the end they probably could have kept this all off of social media and in the public eye, but hopefully the kids end up getting the shoes after all.
Aight this is it. I never bet the game 20k cash. I never bet him. I told him I would give his aau team kd gear. That's all.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 11, 2014
UPDATE: Game just posted on his Instagram saying that he talked with KD and the whole thing was a misunderstanding. He apologized for his earlier post, and said he and KD worked everything out. The full caption on the post can be read below.
“Had a conversation with @easymoneysniper this morning & we both agreed that there was a miscommunication between the middle party which was “TMZ” & that the way the camera man presented it to him was as if he bet me $20,000 cash which wasn’t the case…. We agreed that if I hit the 3 point shot he would get KD gear & his kicks for all the kids in our @froggallstarsorganization which is close to 130 children…. 130 kids at a price of maybe $150 a shoe & gear after tax equals close to $20,000 give or take so that’s where that # came from. When I woke up & had multiple texts & calls saying KD called me a liar on TMZ, I acted immediately in clearing things up on my end on my page & didn’t have a # on @easymoneysniper to clear it up privately which is what I should’ve done because the situation that was meant to be friendly & charitable to the kids & is now blown out of proportion…. But again, after talking to KD this am he again agreed to get all the kids his kicks & KD gear & also stated he was taken back by the $20,000 cash because that wasn’t what was agreed on by us….. It was a friendly bet that was only purely beneficial to the kids in our program & I’m glad we straightened it out in the end & I personally told @easymoneysniper my bad for jumping the gun due to what I read on TMZ this am. It was truly a miscommunication.. I could’ve chose my words a bit wiser & made it a little more clear…. So on behalf of all the kids, myself & the @froggallstarsorganization, we want to thank him again for looking out for our kids & our fast growing program, it’s very much appreciated”