Kevin Durant slapped fan at court with $25,000 fine for fiery kickback

Adam Silver and Kevin Durant
Adam Silver and Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant had the best season of his career with the Brooklyn Nets and he’s sure to want to get better game by game on his team. Even after the Nets went on their worst 11-game losing streak ever, it finally seems like a solid foundation is being built around KD and Kyrie Irving as they near the playoffs. With the Nets required to compete in the play-in tournament (according to the latest conference call), the league penalized Kevin Durant for his interaction with a pitchside fan.

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Kevin Durant-Brooklyn Nets

According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Kevin Durant was fined $25,000 for a sharp interaction with a courtside fan during the Brooklyn Nets’ recent game against the Dallas Mavericks.

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Nets star Kevin Durant is beaten by the NBA with a hefty fan

It’s like Kevin Durant knew he wasn’t going to get away with it. Before the announcement was even made (or at least published), the Nets star responded with a tinge of regret, adding a photo of a girl handing over some cash while looking away.

It’s safe to say that $25,000 can do a lot for a common man, but for a man with well into nine figures in his bank account and hundreds of millions more to make in his lifetime, Kevin Durant’s punishment is im Basically pocket money. He’s never been one to shy away from fan interaction, even when it appears to have been pulling for the nets. Kevin Durant is one of the most active NBA stars on Twitter and regularly responds to messages directed at him, slander or otherwise.

Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant

That said, the Brooklyn Nets are coming on the back of a scorching win over the Portland Trail Blazers in which they closed an 18-point deficit thanks to a superb performance from Kevin Durant – he had 38 points, 6 rebounds and assists.

Finally, the Nets are a few wins behind the Toronto Raptors to secure 7th placeth Eastern Conference spot and .050 win percentage shy of catching Cleveland Cavaliers. Where will Steve Nash’s team go after the regular season? Remains to be seen.

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Subhankar Mondal

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