Kevin Durant Responds To Cupcake Taunt With New Hat


Former teammate #Russell Westbrook even posted three plates of cupcakes as he greeted his Instagram followers during 4th of July celebrations. The subtext, as many assumed and as Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins later revealed in a profile on Westbrook: Durant - in the parlance of many Thunder players (including formerly Durant himself) - was soft like a cupcake.

LeBron James started the trend in 2016, Draymond Green gave it his best shot at the Golden State Warriors' 2017 championship parade and now Kevin Durant has put his name on the list of National Basketball Association stars shouting out the haters via articles of clothing. Durant is reappropriating the insult, and this isn't the first time the Warriors have had fun with it.

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And now, on Saturday, Durant showed up to JaVale McGee's charity softball game at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum with some headwear that appeared to be taking a direct shot at Westbrook and the Thunder fans. Game, set, match, Mr. Durant.

Well played Durant. Well played. Only Embiid and Saric had a chance to play together last season because Simmons was sidelined the whole year with a broken foot.