Nets star Durant apologizes for exchange with Rapaport
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has apologized for the language he used in a social media exchange with U.S. actor and comedian Michael Rapaport.
Rapaport on Tuesday shared images of the private messages sent to him on Twitter and Instagram by Durant which included homophobic and misogynistic language used by the NBA star.
“I’m sorry that people have seen the language I used,” Durant, who has not played since Feb. 13 due to a hamstring injury, told reporters on Thursday.
I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think @KDTrey5 would be among them. The 🐍 himself is now threatening me, bringing up my wife and wants to fight. This is supposed to be America’s sweetheart right? #ImDaRealMVP pic.twitter.com/l1VQfGMMRFFEATURED STORIES
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) March 30, 2021
“That’s not what I want people to see or hear from me, but hopefully I can move past it and get back out there on the floor.”
Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash said the incident had been addressed in a private conversation with Durant.
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