Dirk Nowitzki offers up some advice to Kevin Durant on how to deal with social media trolls.
Kevin Durant has been busy this summer. When he hasn’t been on social media responding to high school kids, he’s been clowning CJ McCollum on his podcast. And when he hasn’t been roasting McCollum, he’s been back on social media to argue with high schoolers.
All of this is very confusing to Dirk Nowitzki.
I just think overall and in general, I don’t know why you would get engaged with fans talking trash.
I like having fun with it. I get hit up on Twitter every now and then in my mentions. ‘Hey, you’re old, go away. Retire.’ Or something like that. To me, it’s fun. You’re not supposed to be sensitive about it. That’s how I look at it.
I’m not sure why KD feels the need to respond to some of the stuff, because, I mean, Twitter is just such a place for tough guys and a lot of hate. I take it with a smile on my face. You can’t take yourself too serious on there.
The future Hall of Famer also let it slip that he does not follow Durant on Twitter. Pretty surprising that a father would not follow his son on social media.
Durant is currently taking part of Team USA basketball camp in Vegas. When speaking to the media on Thursday, the Warriors forward made no apologies for his comments on social media or McCollum’s podcast:
When I’m on my phone in the middle and in between practices, of course I’m going to respond. Now I’m just like, I don’t really care what people think about me, the names people call me. I know every time I say something, people are going to get upset at me. So I feel like I have all the power now. I can make so many people upset by just speaking my mind and speaking my truths, being transparent with everyone.
All right, but maybe just let your two titles do the talking instead of responding to trolls?
Listen to your father, Kevin. Of course, when the Warriors smoke the Mavericks by 30 next season and Durant drops 45 in the process, we can all remember Dirk’s comments. And just how personal KD will surely take them.