No NBA player has been called a “snake” more over the past two seasons than Kevin Durant.
But on Wednesday, Durant wielded the insult against a fellow NBA star who dared to draw a pretty accurate analogy of Durant’s fleeing the Thunder for the Warriors.
It started when the epitome of insecurity visited C.J. McCollum’s podcast and condescended to the Trail Blazers guard for his playing on a team that’s not as stacked as Durant’s Warriors.
“Bro, you know you guys aren’t going to win a championship … I mean, let’s be honest,” Durant said when McCollum let him know that he “was hot” over the Warriors’ addition of DeMarcus Cousins.
“Don’t worry about what goes on at the top of things,” Durant added.
The Blazers were the third seed in the West last year. Durant was on a No. 3 seed too, in 2016. He ditched it for a team that’d won a record-setting 73 games in the regular season and had overcome a 3-1 series deficit to beat Durant’s Thunder in the Western Conference finals.
Later on Twitter, McCollum called Durant’s move “soft” and made an unflattering analogy of Durant’s departure for Golden State.
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
Because Durant apparently spends half his time working on his game and the other half scouring social media for utterances of his name, he found the tweet.
The guy who told McCollum to “get out your feelings” apparently didn’t appreciate the guard’s characterization.
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
It wouldn’t be a KD hissy fit without a bunch of arguments with nobodies.
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
— Alysha Tsuji (@AlyshaTsuji) July 26, 2018
That’ll show them you’re not soft, KD!