(h/t KD's weirdo YouTube timeline)
Kevin Durant has been on the ass end of enough criticism this year, so nitpicking which form of social media he used to congratulate his longtime former teammate on the historical achievement that he made possible by summoning an unforeseen level of spite seems like a bit of a reach.
Still, a YouTube channel? A video platform in which the comments are generally a quickly regressing race to the bottom of society's barrel? You know how the old saying goes, "if you don't have something nice to say then don't say anything at all"? Well, in 2017, I think it should be altered to include online platform. Perhaps, "if you don't have somewhere nice to say something then don't say anything at all"?
I know that Kevin Durant probably is contractually obligated and financially incentivized to update his two month old YouTube channel, but something doesn't doesn't feel right about an acknowledgement of an MVP season being immediately followed by commentary from hundreds of people that think there's racial significance to the 'N' in 'NBA' (if you catch my drift). I don't want to be overly critical of what was unnecessary praise. However, Russell Westbrook didn't angrily average a triple-double just to be the subject of a closing sentence at the end of a run-on paragraph on a website that serves as a petri dish for racism, sexism, and every other kind of -ism that people feel comfortable posting anonymously online. Especially one that comparatively makes Twitter look like the breeding ground of hopes, dreams, and positivity.