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Kevin Durant rips Scottie Pippen in response to criticism

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For as great a basketball player as Kevin Durant, a future Hall-of-Famer is, he takes his excellence to new heights on Twitter. There are fewer high-profile athletes who tweet as recklessly and hilariously as he does. If you call him out, whether your account has five followers or millions, he might let you hear it.

On Thursday, Durant took aim at former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen, who criticized Durant after the Nets were knocked out of the playoffs in Game 7 by the Milwaukee Bucks. Pippen said Durant should have been more like LeBron James, and looked to draw a double team and find an open man.

“KD, as great as his offense was, it turned out to be his worst enemy because he didn’t know how to play team basketball,” Pippen said. “He was trying to go punch for punch… LeBron would’ve figured out how to beat them and wouldn’t have been exhausted and he may not have taken the last shot. LeBron ain’t KD, and KD ain’t LeBron.”

Durant’s response was a deep cut, calling out Pippen for once refusing to play because Phil Jackson didn’t draw up the final shot for him.

Durant continued, calling out Pippen for getting surgery that he could have gotten in the offseason, and instead having it during the year when the Bulls desperately needed him.

This is the joy of Kevin Durant’s Twitter account. He is more than happy to get into an online war of words with anyone.


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