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That day when Kevin Durant’s secret Twitter account blew up in his face




American basketball player for the Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant looks on during a press conference at the NBA academy in Greater Noida, a suburb of New Delhi on July 28, 2017.
American basketball player for the Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant looks on during a press conference at the NBA academy in Greater Noida, a suburb of New Delhi on July 28, 2017.
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Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant took to Twitter over the weekend to answer a fan’s criticism over his decision to leave the Oklahoma Thunder.

The problem – he forgot he was using a fake Twitter account he created to hide his identity.

Using the third person, Durant wrote in the tweet: “He didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. His roster wasn’t that good. It was just him and Russ.”

Then he tweeted, “Imagine taking Russ off that team, see how bad they were. KD can’t win with those cats.”

Realizing his mistake, Durant quickly deleted those tweets, but not before someone had taken a screenshot of them.

https://twitter.com/harrisonmc15/status/909634206355066880/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sbnation.com%2Flookit%2F2017%2F9%2F18%2F16326664%2Fkevin-durant-twitter-fake-accounts-conspiracy-theory-nba-warriors-thunder

Apparently, it’s actually rather common for athletes to use fake social media accounts to answer critics.

Joining Larry to discuss this story is KPCC’s very own A Martinez.

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A Martinez, host of KPCC’s Take Two; he tweets @amartinezla