C.J. McCollum labels Kevin Durant "soft" for joining the Warriors in Twitter feud

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Kevin Durant is no stranger to social media wars as he's been involved in several since his decision to join the Golden State Warriors in 2016.

The two-time Finals MVP received a lot of criticism for taking his talents to the Bay Area after the Dubs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals two years ago.

Durant has justified his decision by winning back-to-back championships but he still takes heat on social media and often looks to defend himself by firing back at his critics.

He doesn't need to do it as he's one of the best players in the world but he finds it hard to sit back and allow his name to be tarnished and his accomplishments diminished.

Firing back

The 29-year-old usually trades barbs with fans on social media but his latest social media activity has seen him get into a heated back-and-forth with a fellow pro.

The nine-time All-Star appeared as a guest on Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum's podcast "Pull Up with CJ McCollum" and the duo discussed some interesting topics.

KD and McCollum shared a lighthearted conversation which included criticism of his move to Golden State and their recent signing of DeMarcus Cousins.

However, things turned a little uglier on Twitter on Wednesday as the pair got a little more defensive.

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McCollum has always been critical about Durant's departure from OKC to join forces with the Warriors and create a formidable super team.

The Blazers star told the small forward that "he was hot" about Cousins adding to the embarrassment of riches on their roster.

Durant brutally responded to this by saying: "You know you're not going to win a championship."

As the quotes from their podcast discussion emerged on Wednesday, McCollum responded to a tweet about Durant by describing his move to Oakland as "soft".

It didn't take long for his counterpart to reply as he fired back at the barb from the Portland man.

"So, I would get into a gang fight, plot on my brother for 2 months in our home and then go get the gang we lost to and beat him up? U think that low of me CJ? I just did your f---in podcast. Snakes in the grass boy I tell ya," he wrote.

CJ quickly tried to diffuse the situation by claiming that there's no feud between the two and said it's "childish" of him to speak about KD and the Warriors.

Things clearly got out of hand quickly between the two and it'll be interesting to see how their relationship unfolds moving forward.

All eyes will certainly be on that first meeting between the Warriors and Trail Blazers next season.

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