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Is Kevin Durant Playing Tonight Vs Knicks? Latest On Kevin Durant Michael Rapaport Fight

Is Kevin Durant playing tonight vs Knicks? The Brooklyn Nets star, sidelined due to his hamstring injury, might be returning to the court this week.

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Sidelined due to his hamstring injury, Kevin Durant has missed several games for the Brooklyn Nets since February. However, his road to recovery has gained another focus recently – his controversy with actor Michael Rapaport. The latter revealed messages between them, where the Nets icon is seen using homophobic slurs. As a result, Durant has been fined by the NBA. Coming back to the game, questions remain - 'Is Kevin Durant playing tonight?' and 'How long will the Kevin Durant injury take to heal?'

Kevin Durant return: Is Kevin Durant playing tonight?

Recently, Nets head coach Steve Nash spoke about Durant, and how there is a possibility for him to return. " I think it's just wait and see. But it does look positive that this week sometime, there's a high probability he can return," Nash said on the 'When is Kevin Durant coming back?' query. However, he ruled the Nets game on Monday (Tuesday IST) out of the picture. 

The Nets are set to play the New York Knicks on Monday, 7:00 PM EST (Tuesday, 4:30 AM IST). 

Kevin Durant injury update: When is Kevin Durant coming back?

Durant has not played since February 13. He suffered from a hamstring strain, sidelining him from before the second half of the 2020-21 season could begin. However, reports have been hinting at his return, which might be sooner than some expect. Yet, there is no other official update from the Nets, though the Kevin Durant return is expected to take another week. 

Durant-Rapaport controversy

As per reports, Durant was fined $50,000 for his use of "offensive and derogatory language on social media". NBA's statement released on Friday. The two-time NBA champion accepted that the use of a homophobic slur was unacceptable, and he even offered up a proper apology. 

While speaking to the media on Thursday, Durant apologized properly, not wanting people to see the language he used. "I'm sorry that people have seen the language I used. That's not what I want people to see or hear from me," he said. When addressing the situation on Twitter, Durant had claimed that he and Rapaport had said worse things, but this seems to have upset him.

(Image credits: Kevin Durant Instagram)

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