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Kevin Durant Says He's Done Acting After 'Thunderstruck' Flop

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterAugust 25, 2014

What’s the quickest way to shut down Kevin Durant?

Ask him about his acting game.

The Oklahoma Thunder forward doesn't like talking about Thunderstruck—the 2012 cinematic ditch fire he starred in that netted a whopping $587,211 in domestic ticket sales.

The film is a sore spot for Durant, or at least that appeared to be the case when he encountered TMZ photographers at a Benihana in Beverly Hills, California.

When asked whether Thunderstruck was better than Shaquille O'Neal's Kazaam, Durant flatly admitted the Diesel's movie was superior. He also said he'd never act again.


"No…nope…I play basketball," Durant told TMZ.

The Thunder guard also declined to speak on his camp's supposed negotiations with Under Armour. ESPN.com's Darren Rovell reported last week that the apparel company has offered Durant between $265 million and $280 million to leave Nike and join their brand—but Durant says he doesn't know anything about it.

"Nope. I don't know nothing about that," Durant said of the Under Armour offer.

He didn't want to talk about his favorite Jay Z song either.

This was a complete shutdown. TMZ poked the bear in a tender spot. No one talks about Thunderstruck to Durant and gets a second question answered—not even an admission that "Can I Live?" is the best Hova song of all time.

I think it's best if we all just bury Thunderstruck deep down next to purple ketchup and never bring it up again. We can look back at O'Neal showering in it and laugh, but there's nothing redeeming about this movie. Just sadness and a hard lesson learned.


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