NBA Fines Kevin Durant $50,000 For His “Threatening” Messages To Michael Rapaport
We don’t know what has been going on with Michael Rapaport lately, but the dude is slippin’ a little. Just a little. Maybe the pressures of always being “on” for social media are getting to him. Whatever the case, he’s starting to show sides we’ve never seen before.
Last week, Rapaport went on his Twitter account and publicized private messages he received from NBA superstar Kevin Durant.
Rapaport tweeted out:
I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think @KDTrey5 would be among them. The Snake himself is now threatening me, bringing up my wife and wants to fight. This is supposed to be America’s sweetheart right?
He then posted some screenshots…
As you can see, the heated words started flowing back and forth after Rapaport wrote on Twitter that Durant was too sensitive in a December interview with Charles Barkley.
And honestly, it looks like Rapaport was right because Durant looks pretty damn hurt in those messages. I can’t imagine why he would care what Rapaport thinks of him. Durant’s worth nearly $200 million and is a superstar in the NBA. He needs to stay off Twitter.
Anyway, after Rapaport leaked the messages, the NBA stepped in and slapped Durant with a $50,000 fine for using “offensive and derogatory language.”
Durant addressed the drama a couple days later while talking to reporters:
I’m sorry that people seen that language I used. That’s not really what I want people to see and hear from me, but hopefully I can move past it and get back out there on the floor.
As for Rapaport? Well, he’s also apologizing. He claims he never wanted it to get this far.
I feel bad about it. I feel bad about my involvement in the situation. I feel bad that it’s gotten this far. I met him one time. It was cool, cordial. I’m a fan. I met him as a fan.
You can check out the full clip below…
This situation got way out of hand,— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) April 2, 2021
here’s my final statement on it….#ramifications
the whole breakdown is on a very very new @iamrapaport here on ITunes:https://t.co/tJuxYIOUfV pic.twitter.com/9dnpUpqWYE