Kevin Durant may have only taken a few days to decide where he was going to sign in free agency, but to NBA fans, it feelt like weeks. While they waited, they unearthed KD’s old tweets. And let me tell you—they are incredible.
Durant used to be a prolific tweeter. Some of his greatest content—and, really, the site’s greatest content—came from his thumbs five, even six years ago. He used to speak really candidly back then, because the site was still young, and his audience was significantly smaller than the 14.2 million who see his tweets now.
His tweets have been surfacing in recent months, and it’s probably the best work the social network has done in years. Durant’s old tweets deserve to be appreciated, years later, and some might warrant a spot in a museum somewhere.
Here are some of the tweets that have been re-shared.
I'm watching the History channel in the club and I'm wondering how do these people kno what's goin on on the sun..ain't nobody ever been— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 31, 2010
This free agency stuff is gettin outta hand...it's like a episode on HBO— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 3, 2010
Im so hungry I had a dream about food and jus as i was sittin down to eat I woke up..ahhhh— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 1, 2009
Twitter is better than goin to da club...— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 9, 2010
My mother tried to get me to wear some skinny jeans lol..I said ma I wear a size 17 shoe...what I look like?? Where dey do that at lol— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 30, 2009
Man I hate when I go 2 sleep and wake up to no messages...some1 aim me....kevinballa33— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 23, 2009
Girl you like a bacon and egg sandwich..you look good— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 23, 2012
You say it's "just Twitter" but is it really "just Twitter"— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2015
Bubble guts woke me up out my sleep...I had to check my sheets for any slippage lol— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 18, 2011
No takers for my foot rub so Ima soak them in hot grits— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 31, 2009
Why yall keep worrying bout my hair? Cmon now, some of yall need to worry bout ur situation b4 u talk bout my hair— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 5, 2010
My mother still slap me if I don't say "yes ma'am and no ma'am" I'm 21 she can't do that nomore man smh...— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 2, 2010
Erykah badu thicker than a kindergarten pencil— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 3, 2011
Durant also used to love tweeting about the club.
Maaaan these dudes be stuntin round here...."I spent 10 grand in da club".......ahhahahahaahaahaahahahhahaaa wat an idiot— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 31, 2009
I seen a girl walk n da club wit a duffel bag for a purse...wtf she got in there?— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 20, 2009
I promise I go to da club just to listen to the music....laid back n da cut bouncin...ayyyyeee— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 10, 2010
Dude n da club wit a 3 piece suit on and blue tooth in...come on bruh bruh— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 6, 2010
And, fittingly, this one is great...
The new thing is searching pages and gettin tweets from years ago and retweeting them like they were recent?— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 25, 2013
If Kevin wants to re-enter free agency, that’s OK with me. I’d love nothing more than to see more of these thoughts.