Oklahoman newspaper apologizes for referring to Kevin Durant as Mr. UnreliablePosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s ESPN.com reporting on some drama in Oklahoma City:
A headline in The Oklahoman focusing on Kevin Durant’s struggles in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s series with the Memphis Grizzlies has caused a distraction before the team faces an elimination game Thursday night.
The headline, which read “Mr. Unreliable,” in part referred to Durant’s recent slump, which has him shooting just 40 percent in the series and 15-of-45 over the past two games. The headline generated strong reaction and led Oklahoman sports editor Mike Sherman to issue an apology, saying in a statement the “words were overstated and unduly harsh.”
He clarified that the headline was focused on Durant’s play against Memphis, rather than the NBA scoring champion’s body of work.
“I’m unreliable? Me, Mr. Unreliable?” Durant said Thursday morning.