Kevin Durant is blaming his Twitter outburst about the Thunder on being groggy.
In an interview with GQ, Durant explained that he sent the tweets as part of a “dissociative episode” after he woke up from a nap.
“It just felt like I was on the outside looking in at a conversation. I had to walk in and just be like, ‘Nah,'” Durant said.
Durant shared what he really thought about the Thunder on Twitter in September. The Warriors forward replied to a tweet from @ColeCashwell asking him for “one legitimate reason” for leaving the Thunder other than going to the Warriors to get a ring.
The 29-year-old responded from his account in tweets that have since been deleted saying “He didn’t like the organization or playing for Billy Donovan. His roster wasn’t that good, it was just him and russ.”
A second tweet added, “Imagine taking russ off that team, see how bad they were. Kd can’t win a championship with those cats.”
Rumors have circulated that Durant uses burner Twitter accounts to go after trolls that attack him on social media.
It’s unclear why Durant lets Twitter trolls get the best of him, but a quote from his GQ profile might give a hint at why.
When asked by a high school student what helped Durant believe in himself and be self-confident, Durant said he’s still trying to master this skill.
“I still struggle to feel confident in myself,” Durant said. “I still struggle with seeking approval from others sometimes, not realizing that I’m winning in life. Sometimes I tend to go backwards. But that’s just part of life. Don’t feel down about it. Don’t feel upset. Don’t feel embarrassed, even though you are embarrassed at times…. I’m having a bad day today. But you guys are giving me life.”