LA Clippers’ player most likely to have a “Burner Twitter”

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If having a “Burner Twitter Account” has become a growing trend among NBA players, which LA Clippers player is most likely to have such an account?

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The Question

Kevin Durant once again found himself in the headlines after accidentally exposing his alternate Twitter account that he would use anonymously to defend himself against fans and critics. Durant responded to a Twitter critic’s comment on his main account, thinking that he was logged into his “Burner Twitter Account” and making himself look like a fool in front of millions. A “Burner Account” is one that is used anonymously by a celebrity or athlete so that they can express their own feels about certain issues and communicate with fans without anyone knowing their true identity. Durant being caught red-handed raises the question of how many NBA players or other athletes have separate accounts like these that they use to fire back at their critics? It’s impossible to tell unless these other players make silly mistakes like Durant did, but there are some players that seem more likely to have a “Burner Account.” So which Clippers player is most likely to have one of these accounts?

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: Austin Rivers
LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: Austin Rivers /

The Answer

No player on the LA Clippers’ current roster has faced the same sort of criticism that Austin Rivers has dealt with since he entered the league. The endless talks about him being a bust at the start of his career, the idea that he’s only on the Clippers because our head coach is his father, and now the constant criticism that surrounds him and his play even though he has carved himself into a nice role on in LA. With the amount of hate and criticism that Rivers had dealt with, it wouldn’t be surprising if he had a separate Twitter that he uses to fire back comments to the countless haters. Austin hasn’t shied away from responding to criticism before, especially recently when fans and critics blamed the Rivers duo for Chris Paul’s departure from the Clippers.

Rivers is also not afraid to speak his mind about the game, as he took to Twitter to voice his thoughts about the Team USA Mini-Camp invitees back in 2015.

Rivers loves to voice his opinions on basketball-related topics but often doesn’t directly engage the users tweeting rude and hateful things at him. Since Austin loves to respond and prove people wrong, it would make sense if the guard kept a low-profile account for him to voice his own opinion on matters and clap back at some of his haters.