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Kevin Durant has perfect response to following critic’s girl on Twitter

Published: 9/Aug/2020 22:18 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 1:51

by Theo Salaun


Kevin Durant is an NBA Hall of Famer, but he’s also one of the greatest NBA social media personas in history — as he cemented in responses to a random critic’s rant on Twitter.

Durant is a two-time NBA Champion, an NBA MVP, and his current contract is worth $164.3 million over four years. But when a random Twitter user with under 1,000 followers decided to drop a podcast slandering KD, the controversial icon responded by following the user’s girlfriend and liking all of her pictures. Then, when called out for it, he replied in the most hilarious way possible.

KD is the NBA’s gift to social media. Clowned endlessly for signing with a dominant Golden State Warriors team in 2016 after losing to them in the playoffs, Durant has never backed down from his critics and instead just been his genuine self. His Twitter bio reads “I’m me, I do me, and I chill,” and that is no lie. 

While other celebrities shy away from random critics, KD is just like us. He reads what people say about him on the internet and he does not care enough about PR to stop himself from responding to random haters or fans. All of that can be evidenced by the fact that he has never deleted his most iconic Tweet about Scarlett Johansson from 2011.

While some of his Tweets may read like a Simp in Twitch chat, KD just happens to be a 7’0” icon on the basketball court, gifted with a poetic jump shot, impeccable instincts, and a handle that defies all laws of physics given how lanky the professional bucket scorer is.

And when it came to Twitter’s ‘zee_the_creator’ dropping a podcast titled “KD Rant; Clippers/Bucks Take, Why I Always Slander Him, His Pattern of Hoe Behavior,’ Durant apparently took notice and didn’t respond verbally but instead by making a sly pass at the critic’s girlfriend.

Then, when called out for it, he blamed his phone in a move that would make any teenager proud: “my bad, I accidentally pressed follow and liked all her pics, my phone trippin.”

People will hate on KD for still engaging in petty behavior despite having millions of followers and millions of dollars. But the legend is unbothered by that, as he expressed in a response to Zee, who has maintained their attacks.

As Durant told them, “you’re enjoying this experience” and “won’t forget about this day…ever!” That’s a fact that should not be ignored. Most celebrities would simply ignore their haters, but you’ve got to love it when one doesn’t take themselves too seriously and believes in the principle of social media equality: anyone can get a clap back.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”