Note: This article contains tweets with profane language.
The NBA offseason has a way of producing hilarious and outstanding stories, many of which blossom on social media. And, over the last few days, one of the more entertaining back-and-forths in recent memory started . . . and is still going.
Not surprisingly, the topic of Durant joining the Warriors came up, which made for a fascinating exchange. Here’s a clip of it:
CJ McCollum tells Kevin Durant he was upset by the Warriors signing Boogie, and KD tells him to get out of his feelings. pic.twitter.com/TH7ejv6Bxj— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) July 25, 2018
After McCollum says he was mad about both Durant and DeMarcus Cousins joining Golden State, KD fires back with, “Why are you mad about this stuff?” Then comes the good stuff. McCollum justifies the anger by saying that the Warriors have beat the Blazers, before Durant ruthlessly interjects with “You know you guys aren’t gonna win a championship.”
McCollum tries to say that Portland has a chance, and Durant breaks into a fit of laughter. It’s ruthless, competitive, and hilarious, all at once.
And since then, the back-and-forth has continued onto Twitter, and brought the world in on the action. McCollum made an interesting analogy for Durant’s decision, which naturally got a response out of KD:
So,I would get into a gang fight, lose, plot on my brother for 2 months in our home and then go get the gang we lost to and beat him up? U think that low of me CJ? I just did your fuckin podcast. Snakes in the grass boy I tell ya— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 26, 2018
Durant’s home run line - “I just did your f****n podcast” - naturally blew up on Twitter. Just look at some of these stellar reactions:
“I just did your f’in podcast” is my mood for the rest of the summer.— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) July 26, 2018
"I just did your fuckin podcast" is the hottest diss track of 2018— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) July 26, 2018
Who’s starting the “I Just Did Your Fuckin Podcast” podcast?— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) July 26, 2018
But things certainly didn’t end there. McCollum’s teammate, All-Star Damian Lillard, had a funny social media reaction to the exchange, and seems to disagree with Durant’s assessment that the Blazers cannot win a title.
Durant, meanwhile, received flack for taking these things to social media, but was quick to respond to the haters.
So they can keep talking but I have to shutup? Sounds fishy to me but u know what, I’m not even allowed to be on here since I’m in the nba. Lemme fall back. My bad— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 26, 2018
That’s a strong agree with Durant on that one.
Meanwhile, social media had a field day with both complimenting, insulting, and backhanded complimenting Durant.
Congratulations to Kevin Durant for erasing CJ McCollum’s historic accomplishment in record time— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) July 26, 2018
This the best KD has looked since the MVP speech.— Jayson Buford (@jaysonbuford) July 26, 2018
i think this KD story is getting more play than it might otherwise have because going on the podcast of somebody you're willing to talk shit about is the most NBA Twitter thing— Seerat Sohi (@DamianTrillard) July 26, 2018
Finally - and serving as a good reminder for a lot of people on Twitter - McCollum wanted to remind everyone that, jokes and trash talk aside, all is well between the two stars.
There is no feud y’all gotta chill. It was simply an analogy. I’m done speaking on KD and the warriors bc it’s childish of me to do so and soft lol (will be taken out of context). I’ve always said what I feel but we all know I’ve never been a . Back to the grind pic.twitter.com/93B39bqKTS— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 26, 2018
And that’s the NBA offseason in a nutshell. You cannot make this stuff up.