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ESPN announcer's response to Kevin Durant draws Twitter heat

But in an email to media writer Mel Bracht on Thursday, Doris Burke said: “He just took me by surprise with his reaction — not because he's a believer, I'm a believer. It was an incredible demonstration of humility in the context of what has been a truly spectacular stretch.”
by Erik Horne Published: January 30, 2014


photo - Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) puts pressure on Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the fourth period of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The Thunder won 112-95. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) puts pressure on Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the fourth period of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The Thunder won 112-95. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)

Kevin Durant showed off even more of his MVP chops Wednesday night, extending his 30-plus-point games streak to 12 as the Thunder pulled away from the Miami Heat.

And following the game, Durant was his humble self, giving glory to God in a postgame interview with ESPN's Doris Burke. But it's not Durant's religious expression that drew the most heat on Twitter.

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.

"Nothing. It's all him," he says.

As if Burke wasn't already kind of a national punching bag for her amazingly awkward interviews with Spurs coach Gregg Poppovich in between quarters, she now adds the distinction of starting a mini-holy war against Durant and God to her plate.

Maybe it wasn't meant as a slight at Durant's beliefs, and Burke was just trying to pry a little more out of MVP frontrunner. But the damage was done, and Burke is getting roasted.

 

 

 


Was she out of line with her laugh and the follow-up question?

UPDATE

In an email to media writer Mel Bracht on Thursday, Burke said: “He just took me by surprise with his reaction — not because he's a believer, I'm a believer. It was an incredible demonstration of humility in the context of what has been a truly spectacular stretch.”

(H/T Tulsa World)

See this story on www.tulsaworld.com
by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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