Kevin Durant has not been hesitant to speak his mind on Twitter, and the injured Nets star was back at it again Wednesday when a radio host suggested that no one cares about Brooklyn's success or failures.
Brandon Tierney, a New York-based national media type for CBS Sports, said on Twitter early Wednesday that "no one cares" about the Nets' seven-game losing streak and that it "speaks volumes" to Brooklyn's relevance in a city shared by the Knicks.
Evidently brought to the attention of Durant, the former Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors forward who signed with the Nets over the Knicks and others for a four-year deal worth more then $164 million, the 10-time All-Star and four-time scoring champ unloaded.
"Being relevant in the eyes of fans doesn't make the ball go in the basket," Durant said in a tweet, replying after one Twitter user that called the Nets "irrelevant" as a response to Tierney's original post. "So it really doesn't matter but go ahead and claim something."
"It's Twitter, loosen up," Durant said in a later tweet, replying after one Twitter user told him to "stop going back and (forth) with idiots" on social media. "I come here for this action."
The reality is that you wanted me to do what You wanted me to do. I didn't and now you feel some weird way about it. Get over yourself bro, i know u got a lil platform but come out the clouds. It's not real- Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 9, 2020
Already without Durant, who is expected to miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season, the Nets have been missing star point guard and fellow offseason addition Kyrie Irving.
As the Nets hold out hope for the return of Irving (right shoulder impingement), who has not played since Nov. 14 and is considering surgery while getting cortisone shots, the team's initial resolve is sputtering.
After the Nets went 11-6 from Nov. 16 through Dec. 21, Dec. 26's 94-82 home loss to the Knicks (10-27) started the first of seven straight losses, including Tuesday's 111-103 overtime loss at the Thunder (21-16). Searching for answers, the Nets (16-20) look to snap the skid with Friday's 7:30 p.m. home game against the Miami Heat (27-10).