And then: “Imagine taking Russ off that team, see how bad they were. KD can’t win a championship with those cats.”
While @harrisonmc15 posits that Durant has fake accounts that he uses to reply to haters and forgot to switch from his main account before tweeting in this instance, the since-deleted tweets may have been authored by someone else with access to Duran’ts Twitter account, such as a publicist or personal assistant. After all, Durant has replied to people criticizing his decision to leave Oklahoma City before, and he hasn’t used the third person.
a coach is suppose to put me in position to maximize what i do best. That's why more than one person wins a ring.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 8, 2017
The theory that Durant uses fake accounts to engage his haters gained steam Monday, when Reddit users claimed to have identified a private Instagram account, quiresultan, that may or may not belong to Durant. The account’s owner has defended Durant against critics in the past.
As SB Nation’s James Dator summarizes, the circumstantial evidence that the quiresultan account actually belongs to Durant includes the fact that Durant’s brother tagged him in a photo as “quiresultan” and that numerous NBA players and Durant’s stylist are among the accounts 300-plus followers. SB Nation’s Tim Cato did some Internet sleuthing and discovered that Quire Ave. and Sultan Ave. are adjoining streets in Capitol Heights, Md., where Durant grew up.
So is Durant using anonymous social media accounts to defend himself against critics? That’s unclear, but the name of the private Instagram account in question was changed to @shanghainoon12345 on Monday.
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