NBA: Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant fined $50,000 for offensive language on social media

Rapaport released images of the private messages on Tuesday on his Twitter account, and they included homophobic and misogynistic language from the Brooklyn Nets star.

The Associated Press April 03, 2021 12:16:44 IST
NBA: Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant fined $50,000 for offensive language on social media

File image of Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant. AP

New York: Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Friday for his offensive and derogatory language in social media messages to actor Michael Rapaport.

Rapaport released images of the private messages on Tuesday on his Twitter account, and they included homophobic and misogynistic language from the Brooklyn Nets star.

Durant apologised Thursday, saying: “I’m sorry that people seen the language that I used. That’s not really what I want people to see and hear from me, but hopefully I can move past it and get back out on the floor.”

He is hoping to return soon from a strained left hamstring.

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