- April 2, 2021
NBA player P.J. Tucker defends Kevin Durant in a dispute with Michael Rapaport
NBA player P.J. Tucker is agreeing with Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. Durant was uncovered by Michael Rapaport for utilizing…
NBA player P.J. Tucker is agreeing with Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.
Durant was uncovered by Michael Rapaport for utilizing homophobic slurs in a private Instagram discussion. The two were reviling and throwing insults at one another and the previous NBA MVP considered Rapaport a “f—kin pale c—k sucker.”
Tucker, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, disclosed to TMZ Sports on Wednesday that he’s Durant’s side.
“He didn’t do nothing wrong,” Tucker told the website.
Rapaport posted screenshots of the discussion with Durant on Twitter.
“I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think @KDTrey5 would be among them,” Rapaport wrote on Twitter. “The Snake himself is now threatening me, bringing up my wife and wants to fight. This is supposed to be America’s sweetheart right? #ImDaRealMVP.”
On Thursday, Durant addressed the exchange with Rapaport.
“I’m sorry that people seen that language I used. That’s not really what I want people to see and hear from me,” Durant said. “Hopefully I can move past it and get back out on the floor.”
Durant and Rapaport have had a relationship previously.
In 2018, Durant’s ESPN show “The Boardroom” had Rapaport on as a visitor. Rapaport later posted a clip from the demonstration of the two discussing seats for the NBA Finals while Durant was with the Golden State Warriors.
In any case, since Rapaport uncovered Durant via social media, in the social justice cognizant NBA, what – if any – will be the league’s reaction. The NBA recently took action against Meyers Leonard for his utilization of an anti-Semitic slur during a video game live stream on Twitch. Leonard, who was hit with a fine, was likewise suspended for seven days.