After many fans/analysts have chimed in with their own personal opinion over the moment, Thunder star Kevin Durant decided to speak up in favor of Marcus in the below tweet from ESPN’s Royce Young:
KD on Marcus Smart: "It was the heat of the moment, and I'm not sure I would've reacted any different."
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) February 9, 2014
Hopefully, this will serve as a lesson for NBA players that it’s never a good idea to go into the stands to confront a taunting fan.
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