The Nets were shorthanded due to COVID protocols and he proceeded to play 48 minutes in the overtime win against the Toronto Raptors.
That performance led Skip Bayless to enter the conversation with a tweet supporting Durant, but calling out LeBron James.
The NBA superstar made it clear he has no time for the nonsense.
I really don’t like u https://t.co/CdTs4ZReko
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 15, 2021
Durant is a prolific Twitter user and it’s amazing he was able to quote tweet this so soon after the game.
He is always watching.
Kevin Durant Doesn’t Need Silly Debates
Bayless’ entire job is stirring up controversy for several hours a day in a debate format.
His formula is perfect.
For example, Durant went off Tuesday night and helped the Nets win.
Kevin Durant’s last five games:
◻️34 PTS, 13 REB, 11 AST, 41 FG%
◻️51 PTS, 7 REB, 9 AST, 52 FG%
◻️ 31 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST, 55 FG%
◻️24 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 45 FG%
◻️28 PTS, 10 REB, 4 AST, 46 FG%
— The Athletic NBA (@TheAthleticNBA) December 15, 2021
Bayless then spins that into a debate on whether Durant or James is the best player in the NBA.
Such a debate can also call other players into the conversation, and Michael Jordan‘s name will certainly come up at some point.
This can last several segments on a television show and it is all created out of thin air.
“You watch, Bron?” is such a weird thing to tweet.
But for Bayless, a response from a star is great for business.
He ultimately got what he wanted by Durant replying to this.
Bayless can now turn this whole “feud” into an overblown story as he continues to force himself into the spotlight and do so successfully.
The television personality is always going to call out the top athletes because that gets the most engagement.
Durant shutting him down at least shows NBA players have no time for these silly arguments.