Kevin Durant says the media and aggregators have often made him look like "the sensitive one" just because he often says how he feels.
Durant was responding to questions from the media about his exchange with CJ McCollum on Twitter.
"Oh yeah," Durant, speaking after USA Basketball practice, said when asked if he is tired of people telling him to be quiet. "I mean, it is just to the point that I know what you're upset at. Just say it instead of make excuses. Know what I'm saying? I got too many texts or I talk too much on Instagram or I talk too much on Twitter or I don't know how to talk to my teammates, or I am angry or insecure or sensitive. Tell me what the real problem is.
"Because every time I say something, I go about my business, and when I say something, House of Highlights and Bleacher Report [mash] it all up and y'all run with it, and as soon as I say something back, I'm the sensitive one. I mean, I know y'all trying to make me look crazy and discredit me and strip me of my credibility. But I see what you doing. But I'm going to still keep standing."
On Wednesday, McCollum, replying to a tweet from a Barstool Sports host about Durant, called Durant's decision "soft" but added, "I respect it," likening it to getting jumped with your brothers by a gang and then leaving your brothers for that same gang.
Durant responded by tweeting, "U think that low of me CJ? I just did your f---in podcast. Snakes in the grass boy I tell ya."