A large number of NBA fans had their holiday weekend ruined when Kevin Durant announced his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors. The 27-year-old’s explanation was ignored and replaced by endless online drag sessions, with one resulting in the resurface of his Black Planet page.
For those unfamiliar with the social network, Black Planet came to be back in 1999 and was the premiere spot for bonding with other young, hip black folks. It also rendered a name drop by Kanye West in 2004.
With over 15 million registered users in 2007, it was acquired by Radio One from Community Connect. Since the rise of other sites like LiveJournal (sheesh,) Sconex (double sheesh) and ultimately Facebook, Black Planet wasn’t able to dominate the web in the modern era of Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
Durant’s bio is filled with ’00 vibes like the all-caps description and a search for a “youngin to chill with.” His username was ironically “ima_warrior,” which could have been the universe’s way of showing him his future position in the NBA. If you dig deep enough, you can find all kinds of the treats on the web like President Obama’s BP page and the Space Jam promo site.
But back to Durant. In addition to his BP page, his tweets from 2010 were also dissected (again) as he slammed the idea of super teams.
Now everybody wanna play for the heat and the Lakers? Let's go back to being competitive and going at these peoples!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 16, 2010
Can’t please everyone.