Kevin Durant, basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets, was severely sanctioned by the NBA after insulting the actor of the renowned series Friends Michael Rapaport. “Durant has been fined $ 50,000 for using offensive and derogatory language on social media”the entity’s statement reads.
The forward who, among other awards, He was an 11-time All-Star and a two-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors jersey, had used homophobic and misogynistic language to attack the 51-year-old actor. The athlete got angry with Rapaport for some comments about him.
“As most of you know, I receive threats and disgusting messages DAILY, but never in my wildest dreams did I think Kevin Durant would be among them. The Snake himself is now threatening me, criticizing my wife and wants to fight. This one is supposed to be It’s America’s love, right? “, the actor had published along with the screenshots.
However, beyond the repudiation that was earned, Durant had acknowledged that he acted badly and apologized for his mistake. “I’m sorry that people saw the language I used. That’s not really what I want people to see or hear from me. Hopefully, I can get over it and get back on the court. “He stated at a press conference, without mentioning the actor, before the sanction.
KOBE BRYANT HAD ALSO BEEN FINED FOR HOMOPHOBIC INSULTS
This is not the first time that an NBA player has received a sanction of this magnitude since Kobe Bryant, who passed away last year, was fined $ 100,000 in 2011 for directing such an insult to referee Bennie Adams.