On Tuesday afternoon, Kevin Durant spoke about the controversy he caused earlier this week when he appeared to reveal that he uses secret social media accounts to defend himself on Twitter and Instagram. In a since-deleted that accidentally went out on his Twitter account on Sunday night, KD appeared to stick up for himself while simultaneously taking a couple shots at his former team, the Thunder.
During an appearance at Tech Crunch in San Francisco, KD spoke about the controversy as a whole and that tweet, in particular, and said that he feels "idiotic" for using "burner" social media accounts to speak up on his own behalf. He admitted to taking things a "little too far," and he also said that, outside of being embarrassed about the whole thing, he is most regretful about saying what he said about the Thunder and his former coach Billy Donovan. He called it "childish" and issued an apology for it.
"I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter," he said. "I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization that I played for. That was childish, that was idiotic, all those types of words. I regret doing that, and I apologize to them for doing that."
A lot of people accepted KD’s apology. Even though the entire controversy surrounding KD is ridiculous and seems to prove that he cares what people think about him way more than he should, many people were quick to table their criticisms of him and move on after he apologized.
But it doesn’t appear as though KD’s former Thunder teammate Enes Kanter was one of those people. After hearing about KD’s apology, Kanter jumped on Twitter to issue a statement of his own regarding the KD situation. And while he stopped short of calling KD out, he made it clear that he doesn’t agree with what he said about the OKC franchise.
Kanter and KD spent most of last season at odds. The two players got into it during a game early last November, and Kanter continued to take shots at KD a day after that game. And while they’ve gotten along better in recent months—they apparently live in the same building in New York City and take part in pickup games together—Kanter recently joked that one of his other Thunder teammates told him that he better not see him playing in pickup games on the same team as KD…or else.
We say all that to say that, while KD’s apology went over pretty well with most people out there, we get the feeling that it probably fell on deaf ears in OKC. And for now, KD will just have to live with that and do his best to avoid making those in OKC hate him any more than they already do.