Kevin Durant and CJ McCollum made headlines last week but it had nothing to do with being on the court.
It was during McCollum’s “Pull Up” podcast where the two got heated when McCollum admitted the Cousins signing with the Warriors upset him. Durant didn’t seem to understand and said, “I mean… you know you guys aren’t going to win a championship.” Durant came across almost dismissive as though the Trail Blazers aren’t worth discussing as a title contender.
Even though the podcast was over, the exchange continued on social media and became the focus of the media for the next few days.
But Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki has some advice for Durant, per NBC Sports Bay Area:
“I don’t follow him on Twitter, but obviously it’s tough not to see what’s going on,” Dirk said. “I just think overall and in general, I don’t know why you would get engaged with fans talking trash.
“I like having fun with it. I get hit up on Twitter every now and then in my mentions. ‘Hey, you’re old, go away. Retire.’ Or something like that. To me, it’s fun. You’re not supposed to be sensitive about it. That’s how I look at it.
“I’m not sure why KD feels the need to respond to some of the stuff, because, I mean, Twitter is just such a place for tough guys and a lot of hate. I take it with a smile on my face. You can’t take yourself too serious on there.”
Durant did defend himself earlier this week after the Twitter spat saying he’s just being himself.
“Man, get out the way. I done did the work, I done showed you what I do. I know y’all don’t like me, but get out the way and let this [expletive] roll,” Durant said, via Yahoo Sports. “I ain’t want no smoke with nobody. I ain’t want no problems with nobody. It’s everybody’s sentiments, like, ‘Yo, shut up, K.D.’ I’m not talking, I’m just being me. Everybody’s just acting crazy.”