Kevin Durant explains origin of burner account and why he created it


Over the years, Kevin Durant has gotten himself into some trouble on social media.

Arguably his biggest snafu came in Sept. 2017 when he got "caught" defending himself on Twitter by using his verified personal account when he meant to use his "burner" account.

On the most recent episode of The Boardroom, Durant explained the origin of his burner.

"I wasn't used to that much of attention from playing basketball. I wanted a place where I could talk to my friends without anybody just butting in my conversations or mixing my words or taking everything out of context. I enjoyed that place.

"I had an Instagram account that I just used for my friends and family. It was a cool place for me to just be me instead of worrying about Bleacher Report or Barstool ... I guess I tried to live a normal life out in the public, I guess."

On a day-to-day basis, Durant is way more active on Instagram than Twitter.

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At least, when it comes to his verified account that is...

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