Kevin Durant admits he still utilizes ‘burner accounts’ on social media

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A couple months after the Warriors won the 2017 NBA title, Kevin Durant got caught using a burner account on social media.

You all probably remember the specific tweet:

“I don’t regret clapping back at anybody or talking to my fans on Twitter,” KD explained a couple of days later. “I do regret using my former coach’s name and the former organization I played for. That was childish. That was idiotic, all those type of words. I apologize for that.”

So he no longer uses a burner, right? 


“I’m still gonna to do the burner thing. I’m still gonna do that,” KD said recently on Showtime’s “All the Smoke” podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. “Yeah. For sure. Certain people — I’m gonna come back on my regular account.

“But, I got the burner (laughing). I just slipped up that one time. We know why I slipped up (laughter).”

We aren’t gonna speculate on the “why,” even though based on the video above we have a pretty good idea what he’s referring to (laughing).

So heads up — if you criticize the two-time NBA Finals MVP on Twitter and somebody sends you a reply, you just might be interacting with KD himself.

Damian Lillard rightly loses it on refs after obvious missed call costs Portland the game


Damian Lillard had another monster game Friday night for the Portland Trail Blazers, finishing with 42 points in a loss to the Utah Jazz.

But it should have been 44 points and possibly a different outcome to the game if the referees hadn’t missed an obvious goaltending call on Lillard’s layup  attempt with 12 seconds left that would have tied the game.

Lillard was rightly furious with the refs for missing such an obvious call and had to be held back after the final whistle.

Check out the play in question and how badly the refs missed this one, as Rudy Golbert clearly blocked the shot after it hit the backboard:

It couldn’t be reviewed because it wasn’t called, which is stupid. But he refs admitted they got it wrong:

Lillard was IRATE:

Just a horrible job the by the refs and Lillard had every right to be so upset.

Gobert fessed up to it after the game:

Lillard didn’t calm down when he got to the locker room, either:

Twitter was on Lillard’s side: