Social media is often a platform for playful banter and teasing rivals, but Adidas faced scrutiny for potentially crossing the line in poking fun at Kevin Durant’s nickname ‘Dusty.’
NBA player Anthony Edwards had expressed his desire to see Durant wear his Adidas signature sneakers, prompting a dismissive response from Durant on Twitter.
In a now-deleted reply, Adidas responded to Durant’s comment with, “U dusty bouta retire soon anyway,” suggesting a playful jab at Durant’s age in basketball terms.
While such banter is not uncommon in the sports world, deleting the tweet has raised questions about the appropriateness of the remark. Had Adidas stood by their comment, it could have garnered more respect for their boldness in engaging with Durant.
Over a span of 16 seasons, Kevin Durant has showcased his talent for four different NBA teams, notably the Thunder and Nets. Throughout his illustrious career, Durant has maintained an impressive average of 27.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists across 1,001 regular-season games.