- Kevin Durant was involved in a heated exchange with two drunk Dallas fans
- Durant confronted them after the pair yelled ‘b****’ as they ran onto the court.
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Kevin Durant was involved in a heated exchange with two drunk Dallas Mavericks fans on Thursday night after they yelled ‘b****’ as he ran onto the court.
Durant, a two-time NBA champion and former MVP, was in Texas with his Phoenix Suns team when the basketball season resumed after the All-Star break.
With the arena virtually empty as players came out to warm up, two fans sitting a few rows from the court yelled at Durant.
Video of the incident clearly shows them yelling ‘b****’ at the former Golden State Warriors star as he ran onto the court.
Durant immediately turned to face the man and woman, who were holding beers, and said, “What?”
Kevin Durant was involved in a heated exchange with two drunk Dallas Mavericks fans
Security was going to kick them out before Durant came back and said they could stay.
He then walked towards them before the fan, with a big smile on her face, extended her hand for Durant to shake as if nothing had happened.
While it’s impossible to hear what Durant says to the couple, he refused to acknowledge his hand and was rightly angered by his comments.
The man, also smiling, quickly realized that Durant was upset and tried to apologize to calm the situation.
Clearly not expecting Durant to respond to their taunts, the embarrassed couple tried to make light of his taunts and began telling him a story about a dead relative and the man’s sports podcast.
Durant, clearly unimpressed, ended the conversation and walked back to his teammates who were warming up.
Security seemed to want to kick the couple out of the American Airlines Center, but Durant returned and told them to let them stay.
Durant and the Phoenix Suns faced the Mavericks when the season resumed after the All-Star break.
It turned out to be a miserable night for Durant, as the Mavericks cruised to a 123-113 victory on Thursday night.
Luka Doncic scored 41 points and Kyrie Irving added 29 as Dallas extended its winning streak to seven games.
Dallas tied Phoenix in the standings at 33-23 and took the head-to-head tiebreaker with a 2-1 record in a pair of teams fighting for a guaranteed playoff spot.
Doncic had 11 assists and nine rebounds ahead of fellow All-Stars Devin Booker, who scored 35 points, and Durant, who scored 23 on an average shooting night for the 14-time All-Star. The Suns had won five of six before halftime.
Dallas extended its longest winning streak of the season with the first visit of new majority owner Miriam Adelson.
The widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was sitting courtside. Her company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., closed the deal with Mark Cuban in December.