Kevin Durant falls shy of admitting to using fake accounts, apologizes for ‘childish’ tweets

Kevin Durant falls shy of admitting to using fake accounts, apologizes for ‘childish’ tweets

. It was either perfect or terrible timing, depending on your perspective. A day after Kevin Durant lit up the internet with Twitter drama, he took the stage at San Francisco's TechCrunch Disrupt for a talk about being "in control of your own brand." "I happened to take it a little too far," Durant said. "That was childish, that was idiotic, all those type of words," he added. The first read, "He didn't like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. The second tweet read, "Imagine taking russ off that team, see how bad they were. Kd can't win a championship with those cats." Durant said he apologized to Donovan and plans to "scale back a little bit" on social media "and just focus on basketball."

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It was either perfect or terrible timing, depending on your perspective.

A day after Kevin Durant lit up the internet with Twitter drama, he took the stage at San Francisco’s TechCrunch Disrupt for a talk about being “in control of your own brand.”

The session opened by addressing the enormous cloud looming over the Warriors star: Is he using fake accounts on social media to fight back against his critics? After an awkward pause, Durant came just short of admitting he did, in fact, do just that.

“I happened to take it a little too far,” Durant said. “That’s what happens when I get into those basketball debates.”

“That was childish, that was idiotic, all those type of words,” he added.

Durant also denied using a fake Instagram account — he said he has a private account he uses to share with family and friends — but didn’t comment on Twitter specifically.

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