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OKC Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant tweets, deletes photo of him smoking hookah, claims he was hacked

BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer, Published: January 10, 2014

Hours after the Thunder's disheartening loss in Denver on Tuesday night, Kevin Durant posted an uncaptioned photo of him smoking hookah on Twitter.

Or, according to Durant, it was posted by someone who had hacked his phone.

“Textin my contacts crazy messages, my mom, my brother..disrespecting can u do that,” Durant tweeted about the supposed hacker.

The act of smoking hookah is not illegal, but the timing and substance of the picture seemed strange, garnering plenty of social media attention.

And it come right around the same time the Thunder would have likely been flying back home, lending credence to Durant's explanation of a hacker, which was backed up by teammate Nick Collison.

“I saw the tweet come up on my timeline when he was outside the bus going through TSA security. He didn't send it. Very weird,” Collison tweeted.


After two double-digit road losses, the Thunder is in the midst of its roughest stretch of the season, 2-4 in the past six games and without its All-Star point guard.

But a favorable and needed matchup awaits the Thunder on Saturday night. The NBA-worst 7-27 Milwaukee Bucks are in OKC.

Milwaukee is 1-9 against the Western Conference and 4-14 on the road this season.


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