We all know Kevin Durant erupted yet again against the Heat on Wednesday night, but it seems he also set off an ecclesiastical debate after Doris Burke pressed him to unveil himself of his usual diffidence in order to bask in the glow of his own dominance. Except, the only person/entity/force Durant could thank was God and/or Jesus Christ. Burke’s giggle and leading follow-up touched off a bit of a firestorm among the more evangelical Twitter users.
By way of the Oklahoman, comes word that some didn’t take too kindly to the small chuckle Burke gave when KD thanked God and Jesus Christ for his amazing performance both last night and through the first month of 2014:
Listen to Burke’s reaction to the Durant comment. Durant credits God and Jesus Christ for his historic run of play, in which Burke responds with a laugh, seemingly brushing off the notion that a higher power could be the cause for Durant’s play.
And Burke’s not done. She keeps going, replying with “you didn’t have nothing to do with it?,” trying to get Durant to at least take a little credit for laying the league to waste in the past month.
No Durant dice. He still gives props to God.
Some on Twitter responded with rapturous anger at Burke for questioning Durant further after he humbly thanked God and Jesus Christ.
— Teresa Deaton Karnes (@dracer044) January 30, 2014
Much respect @KDTrey5 for giving Jesus Christ all the credit, the fact that Doris Burke would laugh after makes me hate espn ever more
— Alex Garrett (@AG_213) January 30, 2014
No reservation/hesitance in @KDTrey5's gratitude. Exudes humility. What more people need to see and do. Screw Doris Burke – she's an idiot.
— Tracy Graven (@tmoneymedia) January 30, 2014
I guess Doris Burke finds a humble superstar giving the glory to his Lord and Savior funny
— Todd Miller (@PlayByPlayGuy1) January 30, 2014
I love how @KDTrey5 gave the glory to Jesus after posting his 12th straight 30+ pt game! Doris Burke's response on the other hand… 😒
— Alethea Lamberson (@Leath14) January 30, 2014
Why did Doris Burke laugh when Kevin Durant gave credit to Jesus Christ? Smh…..Lord Help our evil world…..
— Dalton Brakebill (@daltonbreezy17) January 30, 2014
Kevin Durant basically told Doris Burke he is possessed by the Holy Spirit…
— Ae$op Rocky (@JPOneil26) January 30, 2014
Welp, our favorite A$AP Rocky tune — even though that’s not actually an A$AP Rocky tweet — is “hell” (Santigold‘s chorus is just gorgeous), which is where a lot of people on Twitter think Doris Burke is ending up. Heaven help…er…
Was it right to take Burke to task for her behavior?
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