Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the NBA and he’ll end up being one of the best players in the history of the league (at least offensively). He’s been on an amazing scoring streak lately, but he says it’s all because of Jesus. One little giggle by ESPN’s Doris Burke in response to that statement and ZOMG! Persecution!
Catholic blogger Rebecca Hamilton is appalled:
Watch, and get a look at what Christians face more and more, even when they are famous athletes being interviewed by “professional” reporters of major cable networks.
Seriously? What Christians face more and more? First of all, Burke wasn’t even laughing because she was deriding what he said. As she said in an email to another reporter, “He just took me by surprise with his reaction — not because he’s a believer, I’m a believer. It was an incredible demonstration of humility in the context of what has been a truly spectacular stretch.” But Twitter, of course, exploded with anger.
Doris Burke’s interview with @KDTrey5 was very unprofessional and very disrespectful. She needs to be fired.
Much respect @KDTrey5 for giving Jesus Christ all the credit, the fact that Doris Burke would laugh after makes me hate espn ever more
No reservation/hesitance in @KDTrey5’s gratitude. Exudes humility. What more people need to see and do. Screw Doris Burke – she’s an idiot.
Why did Doris Burke laugh when Kevin Durant gave credit to Jesus Christ? Smh…..Lord Help our evil world…..
Secondly, I am just so tired of athletes thanking God and Jesus. Kevin Durant is on a historic streak because he’s an amazing player and the 2nd best player on the team is hurt, so he’s making the extra effort to carry his team. Jesus has absolutely nothing to do with it. And I know he thinks it makes him sound humble, but it actually does the exact opposite. “Jesus thinks I’m so special that he makes me the leading scorer in the NBA so I make $20 million a year.” Too bad Jesus doesn’t think kids dying of disease and hunger are special.