Kevin Durant is getting hounded on social media as rumors swirl that he will consider leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder and head to the Washington Wizards when he is a free agent in 2016.
The 2014 NBA MVP has finally had enough of all the madness and in an effort to avoid it will delete Twitter from his iPhone.
Still, it’s worth noting that Durant is at least partially responsible for all the talk of him switching teams. Durant recently told the Washington Post that he will explore his free agency options, which doesn’t exactly give off the vibe that it’s a lock he’ll stay with the Thunder.
Whether Durant likes it or not, with LeBron James likely to stay in Cleveland for the rest of his career, KD’s become the new guy whose free agency everyone talks about. Durant is going to get peppered with questions as 2016 approaches about his future plans.
Deleting Twitter from his phone might help Durant avoid some of the questions, but post-game press conferences and talks with the media make avoiding all of them impossible.
If there’s a downside to being an NBA superstar and MVP, this is probably it.
Durant averaged 32.0 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season.