Did Kevin Durant troll Thunder by posing with cupcakes? (pic)
Kevin Durant appeared to up the ante in a beef with the Oklahoma City Thunder by posing with a tray of cupcakes while attending a San Francisco Giants game Thursday night at AT&T Park.
The Golden State Warriors superstar, enjoying some R&R while awaiting his team’s second-round playoff opponent, cheerfully posed with Giants mascot Lou Seal while holding some cupcakes.
KD posing with the cupcakes at the Giants game. Vicious. pic.twitter.com/kOslfB8492
— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) April 28, 2017
Making the assumption that the presence of the cupcakes was by no means mere happenstance, the notion that Durant was attempting to troll the Thunder with the photograph seems likely.
For those catching up, the so-called “Cupcake Wars” between Durant and the Thunder originally was spawned by an Instagram post by Russell Westbrook.
In the immediate aftermath of Durant’s decision to spurn the Thunder and join the Warriors, Westbrook posted a photograph of cupcakes, an apparent reference to the term former Thunder player Kendrick Perkins often used to mock soft players.
Westbrook’s social media musing — presumably at the expense of Durant — inspire the Thunder and its fans to mock Durant during games at Chesapeake Energy Arena this season.
Injured cupcake returns to welcome injured Kevin Durant https://t.co/yt6OXxkTy6 #Thunder #Warriors pic.twitter.com/CMOFF7u6Sk
— Tulsa World Sports (@TWSportsExtra) March 21, 2017
Wonder if cupcake dude still showed up at the Warriors-Thunder game even though Kevin Durant isn't playing. pic.twitter.com/aSRRxtVu9A
— Mike Popovich (@mpopovichREP) March 21, 2017
The cupcake bit next inspired Warriors players and the team’s fans to rally around Durant by wearing cupcake shirts in a show of solidarity.
'This is between Durant and OKC. It's not about you, Golden State.'
Warriors 'Cupcake' shirts were annoying: https://t.co/T46alYqM29 pic.twitter.com/N0qKijra5Y
— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) February 14, 2017
The Warriors trolled the Thunder by wearing cupcake shirts after their win https://t.co/aigdHmBpuK pic.twitter.com/H8kyATJdsZ
— The Sports Zone™ (@TheSportsZone__) February 12, 2017
Suffice to say, Durant perpetuating the “Cupcake Wars” probably stings a bit more now that the Thunder have been eliminated and the Warriors’ postseason march soldiers on.