Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has been fined $50,000 for using offensive and derogatory language on social media, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. Durant has acknowledged that his actions were inappropriate.
That happened with Durant when Rapaport posted screenshots. At that point, if any mitigating context existed, it became lost. Whatever Durant intended, his words amplified homophobia and misogyny to wider audiences.
Durant said yesterday, “I’m sorry that people seen that language I used. That’s not really what I want people to hear and see from me.”