Welp, the season is over for the Brooklyn Nets, who were just swept 4-0 by the Boston Celtics. Just because the season is over, doesn’t mean the tweeting stops. Everybody has a burner, anyone who says they don’t are liars, pervs or both. Its normal, but the point of the burner is to keep it a burner. In order for it to be a good burner it needs to be non-traceable.
This isn’t the first time Kevin Durant’s had trouble hiding his burner. In 2017, account named @ColeCashwell tweeted At Durant. The tweet asked what his motives were to leave the Thunder other than ring chasing. “Someone” responded from KD’s account blaming the Organization, former head coach Billy Donovan
the subpar roster. He shortly deleted it but we as a society know, once you post it, screenshots are forever. KD proclaimed to say he has hacked but if you’re going to come up with any excuse, history will tell you not to say you were hacked. It’s the oldest lie in the book. from that moment on KD was known as the burner guy.
3 years after the incessant Durant recently spoke about his burners on Barstool Sports’ podcast The Corp.
“I still have burners that I use for sure. I have a burner Twitter account still. When people use that burner thing against me they only thought I was on there just to talk s**t. I was really indulging in a lot of different communities on my burners. When I deleted it I was like ‘these people really made me delete what I enjoy, which is my burner account.’ So, I got another one.”
The Durant Burner saga turned into the Nicholas Cage effect where he became to join in on the joke and laugh at it instead of hate on it. Although KD admits to using burners, no one has heard of nor caught any wind of them… until now. After Durant put up 39 points and did possibly everything he could to win the game against the Celtics, Durant was defeated. Some would sulk, some would cry, but Durant is a champion… and champions do what champions always have done..he tweeted from his burner. In the midst of the night, a Twitter account named @Bkfan7 tweeted:
Now, @bkfan7 is an account that joined March of 2022 with no profile pic. This account only follows 3 accounts, the Nets, Durant, and bleacher report. This clearly is the resurrection of Durant’s burner. It quickly became so obvious that it already has received over 2000 retweets, 1500 quote tweets & 29.5k likes. So where do we go from here? Do we let KD be Iron Man and use his share his identity with his burner? Or should burners be like Batman and have their identity unknown? This debate has gone on for years but honestly, there’s no right answer. Some may say, “why have a burner if they know who you are?” 1 - so the nba can’t find you, 2- cause it’s funny. Some also might say, “But can we call them burners?” This is the question that gets me perplexed. What do we call an exposed burner or a purposely exposed burner? That is the question that will haunt me for nights to come. Only time will tell, or urban dictionary.