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    Photo of Kevin Durant smoking tweeted from his account

    Kevin Durant’s twitter account, late last night, featured the image at right.

    For a player whose public identity is intentionally clean-cut – business tattoos and such – the photo was somewhat surprising.

    There’s nothing inherently wrong with Durant smoking hookah, which is most commonly filled with tobacco, a legal substance for adults like him. But such high-profile athletes with so many endorsements don’t generally make a habit of displaying their drug use, even when it’s legal. Some people don’t want their kids exposed to that, and they could always respond by avoiding products endorsed by the celebrity.

    Durant also presents himself as a perfect competitor, even though that’s as much a myth about him as it is for anyone else with the label. Nobody can devote 100 percent of their life to competing, and Durant doing something that could lower his lung capacity – and adversely affect his on-court performance, even if by the smallest degree – is proof. Durant is as relentless as they come, but that doesn’t mean he completely lacks vices. (Nor should he. Being perfectly devoted to basketball is unhealthy and probably miserable. Thankfully, again, nobody can reach that level.)

    If there’s a scandal here, it’s that you saw the picture, not that the events it captured happened. And in that scandal, Durant is the victim.

    Yoooo somebody hacked my phone though…it's blowing me, not my twitter my phone—
    Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 10, 2014

    Textin my contacts crazy messages, my mom, dad brother..disrespecting them..how can u do that—
    Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 10, 2014

    Obviously it's me smoking hookah, but I didn't post it RT @SamsonBaya: "Sorry y'all my phone got hacked" @KDTrey5 just own up to it fool—
    Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 10, 2014

    Thunder teammate Nick Collison vouched for Durant:


    Durant might have to answer a couple questions about the picture, which he deleted, but then this should all blow over (pun intended).

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    I was curious what others thought about this. If it was JR Smith, it would be all over the news. I was just glad it wasn't a Pacers player or "former Pacers player."

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    I actually saw the pictute on twitter last night when it happened.
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    It's a hookah, if Thabo Sefolosha'd posted it it wouldn't even get retweeted

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    Um it's a ****ing hookah? Who cares?
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    Funny part is that he's been photographed before smoking from a hookah and no "outrage"

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    This "scandal" is making me a little lightheaded.

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    Some players smoke. News friggin flash.
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    Even if it was cannabis who cares? I can't believe players get suspended for that. Durant can do whatever he wants in his free time.

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    LOL almost all of the NBA players blaze it up in the off season anyway.
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    I was curious what others thought about this. If it was JR Smith, it would be all over the news. I was just glad it wasn't a Pacers player or "former Pacers player."
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    is hookah even bad for you?

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    is hookah even bad for you?
    Yes. Its actually rather terrible for you.

    Even so, who cares.

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    is hookah even bad for you?
    You're inhaling smoke, so of course. But not like it's illegal or anything.

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    is hookah even bad for you?
    Not illegal, but health wise I believe its quite a bit worse than cigs.

    Actually quite addicting as well, which most people don't realize. My roommate just recently started and now owns 4 hookahs...why one was not enough is beyond me, but yea.

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    Even if it was cannabis who cares? I can't believe players get suspended for that. Durant can do whatever he wants in his free time.
    Whatever he wants? Child porn? Heroin? Drag race? Abuse women? Sure, whatever he wants. It's not like the NBA markets him as a star and companies use him to sell products. Yep, whatever he wants.

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    I believe Andray Blatche also had trouble with hookahs back in D.C.

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    Whatever he wants? Child porn? Heroin? Drag race? Abuse women? Sure, whatever he wants. It's not like the NBA markets him as a star and companies use him to sell products. Yep, whatever he wants.
    well that escalated quickly

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    My roommate just recently started and now owns 4 hookahs...why one was not enough is beyond me, but yea.
    Four hookahs might bring in enough money to supplement a bad 401K in the short run...

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    I'm all for him lighting up every day of the week. It's unhealthy and expensive, but fine with me. Maybe it will slow the man down enough so someone can guard him.

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    Whatever he wants? Child porn? Heroin? Drag race? Abuse women? Sure, whatever he wants. It's not like the NBA markets him as a star and companies use him to sell products. Yep, whatever he wants.
    Yeah, I obviously meant heroin and child porn when I said that. Your post is as sensationalist as the media who also puts cannabis use in the same corner as heroin and child porn. Ignorance wins the day!

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    Whatever he wants? Child porn? Heroin? Drag race? Abuse women? Sure, whatever he wants. It's not like the NBA markets him as a star and companies use him to sell products. Yep, whatever he wants.
    dude its hookah man
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    I don't want to turn this into a huge moral debate, but why the hell do we care if the dude is smoking pot anyway (even though it is very clearly hookah.) It is pot ffs. Alcohol is much worse than pot if you are thinking with your head rather than the law book and nobody even raises an eyebrow when players go get smashed.
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    Did anyone see Nick Collison's twitter avatar?

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    Even if it was weed it wouldn't have been illegal in the eyes of the law because it was posted when he was in Denver. Of course the NBA wouldn't be as thrilled.

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