Kevin Durant, American professional basketball player is highly disappointed in himself after a third person voice was used to be critical about the coach of former Oklahoma City Thunder.
It was a social media mistake- is what Durant feel about the twitter incident that took place just two days before. When the world saw his ‘twitter’ mistake where Durant used that third person voice to open his mind about the coach of the former Oklahoma City Thunder and every one around just wondered how on earth this happened.
The 28 year old Golden State Warrior knew that there was no hacking neither there was any ducking of the topic.
“I played a little too much, and that (expletive) really hurt me”, Durant just sat behind behind a curtain feeling sick to his stomach after loosing appetite and sleep for two days. He stated how bad and remorseful he feels about his social media fault.
As reported by USA Today, Durant addressed his situation on a TechCrunch panel about athletes and branding To know that I affected Billy Donovan and the Thunder – like I love those people and I don’t never (want to hurt them).
A remorseful Durant further stated, “That was just me being a total (expletive) idiot. I own up to it. I want to move on from it. It probably hit me probably harder than what everybody (thought). Everybody else was telling me to relax, to snap out of it, but I was really, really upset with myself more than anything. It’s not the fact that people were talking about me, because I deserve that, but I’m just more upset with myself that I let myself go that far, you know what I was saying? It was a joke to me at first. I was doing it all summer, and it went too deep. I went too hard… I haven’t slept in two days, two nights. I haven’t ate. It’s crazy, because I feel so (expletive) pissed at myself and I’m mad that I brought someone into it.”
After all that happened, Durant didn’t waste a minute to apologize soon after he realized his mistake. He sent an apology to Donovan, the coach who left his college post at Florida to coach the Thunder in the summer of 2015. But he knows the damage has been done, that his decision to explain his departure from Oklahoma City last summer to a random Twitter fan is the kind of thing that won’t soon be forgotten.
But to truly grip how hard Durant took his mistake, and in the spirit of the tech conference where he chose to address the matter, perhaps a word cloud is in order. In the course of our eight minute discussion, he used the word ‘apologize’ eight times and ‘idiot,’ ‘stupid,’ or ‘feel bad,’ eight as well.
To hear his associates and family reflect on the situation is to understand how serious he takes it, too. In terms of stressful moments in his career, they say, there’s the 2012 Finals loss to the Miami Heat, the agony of his free agency decision last summer, and this.
Lastly this is what Kevin got to say, “I’m moreso disappointed in myself, that I was acting so childish,” he said. “What I thought was a joke is serious to everybody else, and I lost sight of that and I apologize for that. But I’m going to move on. I’m going to move on, and I’m going to play basketball. You can take what you want from it, do what you want with it, but it happened. I’m going to take it on the chin and move on.”