Kevin Durant apologizes to Michael Rapaport after homophobic rant

Kevin Durant apologizes to Michael Rapaport after homophobic rant

The Guardian

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  • Rapaport shared months-long conversation Tuesday on Twitter
  • NBA star appears to confirm authenticity of offensive messages
  • Durant, 32, has history of responding to criticism on social media

A heated back-and-forth between NBA star Kevin Durant and the actor Michael Rapaport exploded into public view on Tuesday after Rapaport posted screenshots of direct messages in which the Brooklyn Nets forward appeared to use homophobic, misogynistic and profane language.

“I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think @KDTrey5 would be among them,” Rapaport wrote on Tuesday afternoon. “The (snake emoji) himself is now threatening me, bringing up my wife and wants to fight. This is supposed to be America’s sweetheart right? #ImDaRealMVP”.

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