C.J. McCollum, Kevin Durant trade daggers in Twitter spat

Mae Harvey
July 30, 2018

Kevin Durant has had enough.

As the discussion landed on the biggest Warriors news of the summer, the signing of DeMarcus Cousins, McCollum did not hid his disdain at all.

He's read social-media posters saying he should simply keep his mouth shut, and Durant laughed Thursday inside UNLV's Mendenhall Center while delving into it all.

McCollum stoked the flames on Twitter by answering a Barstool Sports host's question about Durant. I done did the work, I done showed you what I do.

He said he was done speaking about the Warriors, calling it childish to do so, but he left a little side-eye barb for Durant, who tried to call McCollum a "snake in the grass" in his own tweet earlier.

Durant is now with Team USA Basketball during their three-day minicamp in preparation for the inaugural FIBA Basketball World Cup next year. I just did your (expletive) podcast.

McCollum told KD that "he was hot" about Boogie joining the powerhouse in Golden State, which prompted the following response from the two-time NBA Finals MVP, "You know you're not going to win a championship". "All you really gotta do is watch me hoop, right?"

The Warriors forward is feeling himself after winning his second straight title, and he clearly enjoyed egging on McCollum, whose Blazers had a strong regular season (earning the West's No. 3 seed) but were swept in the first round of the playoffs.

"I still think the "b word" is harsh and shouldn't be used", McCollum tweeted.

McCollum: "I needed to know what was going on, I wanted to know why..." "Really, how are the words of those people more valid than mine?"

McCollum: "I can be upset because Cuz was a free agent, which means he could've - this is also why I was upset - he could've came to Portland". "CJ and I will go have some wine with him in NY when he gets back from China - and take a picture if y'all really don't believe me". "I got time today though". "I mean, it is just to the point that I know what you're upset at". It's just real backward to me.

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