KD actually has a sense of humor.
Kevin Durant actually has a sense of humor
At a game last month in Dallas, Kevin Durant had had enough of some Mavs fans who wouldn’t stop heckling him and approached them with some simple advice: “Watch the f---ing game and shut the f--- up.” The remark later earned him a fine of $25,000.
“Grown men can’t come to games and heckle grown men,” Durant told Yahoo’s Chris Haynes after he learned of the fine while they were recording a podcast. “That’s corny, that’s weak.”
But it looks like there is a way to heckle Durant and not be corny or weak. During Monday night’s game in Atlanta, some fans were poking fun at Durant and he responded by recycling the line that got him fine (although he censored himself).
Durant (rightfully) is considered to have a thin skin, so it’s good to see that he’s willing to have a laugh at his own expense. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the fine was only .08% of his annual salary.
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