The Oklahoman's headline writers didn't pull any punches when giving their frank assessment of Thunder superstar Kevin Durant's playoff performance:
The response from OKC fans was swift, with the vast majority voicing their displeasure:
The Oklahoman calling KD Mr. Unreliable... I'm disgusted. I thought we were trying to keep great players in our city.
— Brooks Mcentire (@BrooksMcentire) May 1, 2014
The Daily Oklahoman lost many readers today. I am so disappointed that they would give one of OUR boys the title of "Mr. Unreliable". — Tia Sauer (@TnSauer) May 1, 2014
Frustrated and disappointed in the Oklahoman. Front page reads "Mr. Unreliable" about KD. The best crowd in NBA is becoming fair-weather
— Jase Chilcoat (@jtchilcoat8) May 1, 2014
Kevin Durant's mother gave her take:
Typical Oklahoman on Kevin. UNBELIEVABLE!! KEVIN is RELIABLE!!! — Wanda Pratt (@MamaDurant) May 1, 2014
...and his brother Tony also wasn't impressed:
Mr. Unreliable huh? Smh!!!!!!
— IM ME!!!!! (@LifeOfTonyD35) May 1, 2014
While Durant is notoriously calm and unfazed by media attention, only a few fans would have expected that reaction to this. And yet...
Durant on The Oklahoman's headline: "That's what they're supposed to write. I didn't come through for the team." — Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) May 1, 2014
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