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The NBA gave Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant a $50,000 fine for using “offensive and derogatory language on social media,” ESPN reported.
The fine is reportedly in response to screenshots posted on social media by actor and sports podcast host Michael Rapaport. The screenshots, posted to Twitter, showed an Instagram conversation between him and Durant, in which Durant referred to Rapaport as a “p—-” and “pale pasty c– guzzling b—-.”
I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think @KDTrey5 would be among them. The himself is now threatening me, bringing up my wife and wants to fight,” Rapaport wrote about Durant. “This is supposed to be America’s sweetheart right?”
It’s not clear whether Rapaport posted the full exchange between him and Durant. But a portion of the exchange appeared to show Durant threatening Rapaport, asking him to “meet me.”
“Or better yet. What’s your address?” Durant asked in the screenshots shared by Rapaport.
Rapaport, who’s white, repeatedly told Durant to “help the kids in BROWNSVILLE, BROOKLYN,” a predominantly Black New York City neighborhood.
Originally, Durant responded on Twitter saying, “Me and mike talk CRAZIER than this on the regular and today …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Sports