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Kevin Durant Appears to Discuss Warriors Move with Instagram User

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2018

Kevin Durant attends a training camp for USA Basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
John Locher/Associated Press

There aren't any more burner accounts, but it appears Kevin Durant is still using social media to defend his move to the Golden State Warriors.

An Instagram user posted his conversation with Durant in a series of tweets Tuesday:

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

Kevin Durant really took his time to discuss with me the weakest move in NBA history. (1/8) KD still top 2 in this league. https://t.co/K6IQnBDNS0

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

Kevin Durant really took his time to discuss with me the weakest move in NBA history. (2/8) https://t.co/QavpjN1BIC

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

Kevin Durant really took his time to discuss with me the weakest move in NBA history. (3/8) https://t.co/fV1ejXolyx

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

Kevin Durant really took his time to discuss with me the weakest move in NBA history. (4/8) https://t.co/2kMqKTYejo

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

Kevin Durant really took his time to discuss with me the weakest move in NBA history. (5/8) https://t.co/2Iu8Ba7JAJ

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

Kevin Durant really took his time to discuss with me the weakest move in NBA history. (BONUS) WHOLE DISCUSSION. https://t.co/jhCnjgmZsh

Basilio Reyes ♛🇩🇴 @bjaysowavy

It’s not photoshopped. I respect and appreciate how he took his time to reply me. I hated so much his weak decision but I respect him as a top player in the league. Someday KD will earn some rings being the leading man in a team. https://t.co/9k6a8duhmq

As far as these discussions go, this was pretty banal. Durant seemed to be having a mostly civil discussion with a fan who disagreed with the decision. The conversation never turned to insults, and Durant gave answers he's already given on multiple occasions.

Among the most notable talking points was Durant defending members of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers. He listed Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, JR Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson and Richard Jefferson as champions who "contributed and made an impact."

Durant also said the NBA is "better than its ever been" and said LeBron is "good in LA."

Regarding LeBron, he compared his signing with Golden State to James joining the Miami Heat with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. He described Wade and LeBron as one of the "best duos ever."

"We have no enemies lol," Durant said. "The media created that bs. We all grew up playing with and against each other. It's a respect, not hate."

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Overall, it seems like a fine conversation and cool moment for the fan. Not much to see here.

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