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Kevin Durant loses his cool, tells smack-talking Portland Trail Blazers fan to shut up (video)

With the Oklahoma City Thunder up big on the Portland Trail Blazers on the road at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter (huh?) on Wednesday night, the usually calm, cool and collected Kevin Durant lost his focus and his temper temporarily when he allowed a Trail Blazers fan to get under his skin.

With time winding down in the second quarter, microphones caught Durant yelling “Shut up!” at fan seated near the court who appeared to be mouthing off or saying something not-so-nice to Durant. “Mean Old Gray Beard” they call the smack-talker. Well, maybe they don’t but I do.

Perhaps the loss of composure by Durant, who scored 33 points in the game, could see what was to come in the second half, when the Thunder blew a 59-48 halftime lead to lose 111-104 to the surprising Blazers, who are now 16-3 on the season.

Either that or those Blazers fan or fans said something really mean or were just flat-out annoying. At the same time, that is to be expected when playing on the road in the NBA.

[H/T The Big Lead]