The social media beef between Kevin Durant on Chris Broussard continued on Wednesday morning, and it’s hard to see how the Warriors forward didn’t get the best of the exchange.
For context: Broussard, who works for Fox Sports, said on his radio show that KD’s “worst nightmare” is coming true, because players around the league now allegedly believe that his two titles with the Warriors are diminished, due to the recent success of the Warriors without Durant. KD responded by calling the take an exaggeration, before teammate Andre Iguodala gave his two cents.
I see a little exaggeration there buddy, my worst nightmare?? U sure that this is the worst that it can get???
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 20, 2019
Man fu*% them niggas mane!
— andre (@andre) May 20, 2019
After the exchange, Broussard felt the need to defend himself on Fox Sports’ First Take-knockoff “Undisputed”, claiming that he and the superstar have a “love-hate relationship,” and that the two have texted for hours on a number of different topics.
"KD and I have a love-hate relationship. We've texted for 2, 3 hours straight about life, basketball, media, faith. … KD has gone at me much harder privately. We make a living critiquing athletes. It would be hypocritical of us to not be able to take it." — Chris_Broussard pic.twitter.com/tIMTgidgK4
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 22, 2019
Durant promptly responded by calling Broussard a liar, and said that the reporter doesn’t even have his number.
Cap. Cap. Cap cap cap….u don’t have my number mannnnn https://t.co/uJhQjR74Zr
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 22, 2019
Broussard then conceded that he didn’t actually text him, but DM’d him, which would sound like an admission of not being completely truthful. Curiously, the reporter ended his response by saying “Don’t act like I’m lying.”
IG DM, Twitter DM, text – it’s all the same thing nowadays, dude. Don’t act like I’m lying. https://t.co/qynAittN8V
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) May 22, 2019
This is all obviously incredibly silly, but it is a bit curious that Broussard, a reporter, seems to be playing a bit loose with the facts. Not a great look.