Why Shannon Sharpe blocked Kevin Durant on Twitter after fake quote controversy

Maybe Shannon Sharpe should learn to point the thumb before the finger.

Kevin Durant isn’t the most pleasant person on social media (nor does he have to be), but he had very good reason to be petty on Tuesday, after “Undisputed” host Shannon Sharpe debated a fake quote attributed to Durant. 

After a war of words on Twitter, Durant revealed that Sharpe ultimately blocked him, thus ending the public beef and bout between two Twitter titans.

Sharpe revealed the reason why he opted to block Durant rather than, like, you know, owning up to the situation and offering a public apology:

“I’m not gangsta, but I’m not going bck and forth with KD and lose my job either,” Sharpe’s tweet reads. “I’ve had disagreement with other athletes, ppl b4 , we handled it like adults and moved on… “ADULTS.””

There’s a certain irony in Sharpe’s words, considering that, on Tuesday, Sharpe continued to take shots at Durant on Twitter after the surfacing of the fake quote.

All things considered, it seems pretty easy to say, “KD, you were right, I was wrong. We need to do a better job of making sure the words are coming out of your mouth.” Instead, Sharpe compounded the problem by sending more barbs at Durant, and, ultimately, blocking him.

Is it all on Sharpe? Probably not. Producers likely put Sharpe in a bad position, airing a quote without checking its veracity. But Sharpe deserves criticism for doubling, then tripling, down, rather than just holding his hand up and accepting the credit.

Long live print media.

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