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Kevin Durant playfully challenges sports bettors on social media

Nov 19, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (35) during a time-out in the second half against the Utah Jazz at Delta Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
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After an impressive 39-point performance against the Utah Jazz on Sunday, Kevin Durant took a lighthearted jab at sports bettors on social media, specifically those who had been in his DMs.

Having surpassed his scoring line against the Jazz, Durant called out those bettors who were quick to message him on nights when he might have a subpar performance, expressing dissatisfaction with his on-court efforts.

KD questioned why these same individuals weren’t reaching out on the nights when he excelled – a more frequent occurrence – and playfully suggested they consider cash-apping him a portion of their winnings.

“When I get ya paid, u don’t DM me and send a small percentage to my cashapp but when them parlays don’t hit, I’m every name in the book. Yall ain’t real.”

With sports betting revenue nearly doubling in 2022, as reported by Statista, approximately 14% of Americans now engage in betting at least once per week.

The surge in these numbers has been further fueled in 2023, with the rise of popular “fantasy sports” apps like PrizePicks or Sleeper contributing to the trend.

In light of Kevin Durant’s humorous callout, it raises an interesting point – if you’re going to voice your complaints when he loses a bet for you, perhaps it’s only fair to share some of your winnings when he’s the reason you come out on top.

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