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  • April 3, 2021

NBA’s Kevin Durant issues apology over homophobic message fiasco…but doesn’t apologize to gays

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NBA player Kevin Durant has issued a public apology following the leak of a string of homophobic and misogynistic messages he sent to actor Michael Rapaport on Instagram.

“I’m sorry that people seen that language I used,” the Brooklyn Nets forward told reporters on Thursday (April 1). “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 there on the floor.”

Notice that Durant didn’t apologize for what he said, just that people had seen what he said.

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Moving on…

Durant had come under fire after Rapaport posted screenshots of message strings containing threatening remarks and anti-gay slurs earlier this week. The exchange dates from October 2020, when Rapaport advised Durant to do an interview after a game.

Related: Michael Rapaport just leaked homophobic messages from NBA star Kevin Durant and WOW

“I did the interview you d*ckhead,” Durant wrote. “Tell your baby daddy Chuck to be better at his job.”

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“You a bitch for even caring how I do in an interview,” Durant said in another message. “All u do is c*ck suck other men for attention. Trump didn’t pay attention to your sorry ass so now u wanna use everybody else to get views and laughs. Your life is a joke you F*ckin c*ck sucker.”

Durant referred to Rapaport as a “c*nt,” a “c*m guzzling bitch,” and a “p*ssy” in other messages.

It remains unclear if Durant will face any kind of disciplinary action from the NBA as a result. In the past, LA Lakers player Kobe Bryant faced a $100,000 fine for making homophobic remarks during a game.

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