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Were KD’s “Inadvertent” Tweets A Favor to Westbrook?

For the first time ever, an athlete wrote some regrettable things on social media and didn’t blame it on a member of his entourage or a group of Russian hackers. That’s right: Kevin Durant admitted his own lanky fingers typed the now-viral tweets that matter-of-factly stated that he didn’t like playing for the Thunder organization, didn’t like playing for Billy Donovan, and that the rest of his OKC roster contained more scrubs than a hospital washing machine. KD called the error “childish” and “idiotic,” but celebrities make mistakes. It’s just incredibly rare that they own up to them.

A SUBTLE SHOUT-OUT TO WESTBROOK
Durant, who allegedly has several other Twitter handles that he uses to shit-talk fans (take that for what you will), thought he was tweeting from one of those accounts instead of his verified @KDTrey5 handle. What’s interesting is that while he bad-mouths Oklahoma City, its current coach, and most of its players, he lauds Russell Westbrook twice (in the first tweet above, and the subsequent tweet below)…

ALL PART OF A MASTER PLAN?
If OKC’s star guard is leaving at season’s end, which we believe to be the case, maybe Durant’s tweet-storm wasn’t inadvertent after all. Maybe he wanted to do Westbrook a solid and let the public know that playing for the Thunder (and Donovan) isn’t all its cracked up to be, while publicly affirming his respect for Westbrook as a player. Would it really be surprising if KD texted Russell after and said, “I owed you one, so I just made “a mistake” that will ultimately make your Thunder departure way easier.” It wouldn’t, which is why we’ll be the first to say it: Russell Westbrook is definitely going to sign with the Warriors next offseason…

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