Kevin Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a road victory over the Miami Heat in his big duel with LeBron James Wednesday night. After the game Durant was interviewed by ESPN reporter/analyst Doris Burke.
When Burke asked Durant about the incredible run he's been on as of late, the Thunder superstar replied that it was all God and Jesus Christ. That's nothing new as many athletes (even ones that aren't Tim Tebow) take the opportunity to praise God in postgame interviews.
What was new was Burke's reaction. In a bit of an uncomfortable moment, she laughed at Durant's response and asked "so you had nothing to do with it?"
There are going to many people who will be offended at Burke's reaction today, but it's impossible to tell what she was really thinking. Was she laughing at Durant's religious beliefs or just taken aback that he didn't want to take any credit for his scoring tear? It's not fair to judge her too harshly, but laughing in that moment is going to produce some heat for Burke for the impression that it gave viewers.
@ChopAttack this is why women shouldn't be allowed near sports hahaha
I saw the interview. I could hardly say she LAUGHED- not at all. She was taken aback by his modesty. Typical press trying to create a fuss when there is no reason.
Sounded like a "when you don't quite hear a person talking, so you just say ok and hope it wasn't a question" laugh
That was stupid and misogynistic comment! The only thing that shouldn't be around sports is Doris Burke!
@ragoadEvil? Look, it may have been inconsiderate, but it's a long way from evil. Can't we save "evil" for things that actually cause harm or intend to cause harm?
I know someone's going to come by here with a freedom of religion argument. Just remember Doris Burke has freedom of religion too.