Earlier this week, Warriors star Kevin Durant appeared on Blazers guard C.J. McCollum's excellent new podcast, Pull Up. The episode made the rounds online because Durant roasted McCollum, telling him the Blazers played "like an eighth seed" in this year's postseason and laughing off their 2018-19 title chances. As you'd expect with these two, both of whom are transparent on social media, the conversation didn't die there. They engaged with fans on Twitter.
The second round of this "beef"—if you could call it that—began with McCollum calling Durant's decision to join the Warriors "soft."
I still think the b word is harsh and shouldn’t be used. . He know that decision was soft but I respect it. It’s like getting jumped with ur brothers by a gang you should’ve beat then joining the gang that jumped u and ur brothers 2 months later & forgetting about your bros https://t.co/BFGqQy1lwR— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 26, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Durant was not happy with that tweet. He responded by calling McCollum a snake.
So,I would get into a gang fight, lose, plot on my brother for 2 months in our home and then go get the gang we lost to and beat him up? U think that low of me CJ? I just did your fuckin podcast. Snakes in the grass boy I tell ya 🤣— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 26, 2018
Then Durant started going back and forth with a bunch of other random Twitter users, only to later delete the tweets.
so kevin durant got in a big back-and-forth with people on twitter and then deleted all the tweets pic.twitter.com/iD4PSMXLJ8— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) July 26, 2018
McCollum tried to get everyone to calm down.
There is no feud y’all gotta chill. It was simply an analogy. I’m done speaking on KD and the warriors bc it’s childish of me to do so and soft lol (will be taken out of context). I’ve always said what I feel but we all know I’ve never been a 🐍. Back to the grind pic.twitter.com/93B39bqKTS— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 26, 2018
C.J. can say there's no bad blood, but it seems the situation left both players—especially Durant—feeling a bit salty.