Outspoken actor and media character Michael Rapaport on Tuesday shared screenshots of a dialog between himself and Kevin Durant during which the Brooklyn Nets star used homophobic and misogynistic language that has drawn outrage throughout the sporting world.
The Instagram dialog dates again to final yr, with Durant showing to be livid about feedback Rapaport had made about him.
Durant later appeared to verify the messages had been actual in a tweet and apologised in Rapaport’s Instagram feedback.
It stays to be seen whether or not Durant’s messages will draw the ire of the NBA, however the league has a historical past of fining and/or suspending gamers for utilizing anti-gay language, with Rajon Rondo being one notable instance.
Durant additionally claimed on Twitter that he and Rapaport have a back-and-forth relationship, however the disgusted actor has made it clear that this was no extraordinary banter.
Durant’s social media exercise has been the topic of intense public scrutiny since he was caught utilizing Twitter accounts to defend himself in 2017.
To this present day, he often claps again at on a regular basis individuals on social media, a behavior which has not precisely endeared him to a broader NBA fanbase which had already soured on him following his defection to the Golden State Warriors in 2016.