"He's an egg avatar now, I have no respect for him."
Kevin Durant was deeply apologetic after he was caught bashing the Oklahoma City Thunder organization, his former teammates and former coach, Billy Donovan, on twitter recently after apparently forgetting to log out of his official @KDTrey5 account.
Durant issued an apology earlier this week while on the panel at a TechCrunch conference in San Francisco, and later expanded on just how upset he was with himself for his "childish" and "idiotic" actions.
Apparently, that apology didn't suffice for former Warriors players, Stephen Jackson. During Captain Jack's appearance on on ESPN's The Jump, not only did Jackson lump KD in with all of the other twitter eggs of the world, but he also said he lost all respect for the reigning NBA Finals MVP.
"I look at you now as I look at everybody else on Twitter and Instagram that has a little egg avatar. You are that person now. You cannot be excluded from that. Who creates a fake page? I'm the person, if I want to respond to somebody on social media, it has to come from my page with a verified check on it. He's an egg avatar now, I have no respect for him."
Check out the footage from yesterday's taping of The Jump below.
Here's what Durant had to say about the twitter mishap, and how it impacted him in the days after. Per USA Today,
“I played a little too much, and that (expletive) really hurt me,” Durant, who first addressed the situation on a TechCrunch panel about athletes and branding, told USA TODAY Sports afterward. “To know that I affected Billy Donovan and the Thunder – like I love those people and I don’t never (want to hurt them).
“That was just me being a total (expletive) idiot. I own up to it. I want to move on from it. It probably hit me probably harder than what everybody (thought). Everybody else was telling me to relax, to snap out of it, but I was really, really upset with myself more than anything. It’s not the fact that people were talking about me, because I deserve that, but I’m just more upset with myself that I let myself go that far, you know what I was saying? It was a joke to me at first. I was doing it all summer, and it went too deep. I went too hard… I haven’t slept in two days, two nights. I haven’t ate. It’s crazy, because I feel so (expletive) pissed at myself and I’m mad that I brought someone into it.”