TBJ fan Patrick Muldowney asks a great question — “What if LeBron did it?”

And that’s a wonderful point. If LeBron James had went to a casino until 5 am immediately after a game where he scored just five points in the second half while losing by 15 — even though his team doesn’t have a game for another two days — and then Instagrammed about it, he’d get killed. Meanwhile, the only thing about Kevin Durant doing so is this report from a gambling message board, complete with mad sics.

Was at the casino playing blackjack when I noticed [Kevin Durant] an some other black dude standing behind me. The dealer pointed him out to me and  was holy f— its Kevin Durant. I casually went up to him shook his hand and told him how big of a legend he is (basically gave hime a blow job). Then took a photo with him and chatted some more. They decided to play this game war I’ve never tried and I followed them to the table. Sitting next to Kevin Durant and bull s—-ing about the NBA and giving fist bumps after big wins was wells worth the 600 I dropped playing that crappy game. I think my avg card dealt to me was a 5. Russel Westbrook was a dick. Wouldn’t even take a photo was still steaming about how  much he sucked last night. It was just Kevin, some other guy, and me at the table gambling. The other guy I later found out was lorenzo hayward out of marquette. Guy was a dick to me claiming im bad luck guy and who the f— is this white guy numerous times. F— him. I tihnk he was just mad I didn’t recognize him as an nba baller and had him take the photo of me and Kevin.  Durant is a very nice guy and I can see why so many people love this dude. The rest of his associates were dickheads, besides cole aldrich who seemed like a good guy sitting quietly packing his kodiak tobbaco before they kicked him out for doing it. [...]

there was a funny moment where Durant had a max bet down and tied the dealer. they went to war and he had to line up double the money. The dealer tossed 3 cards and turned over a 3 for Kevin and he was steaming thinking he was about to lose 10 grand. I started a here comes the 2 chant and boom there came the 2. That fist pump I shared with Kevin  after that great call was electric. It felt like the movie Spacejam and I had just stolen his powers. I jsut went outside and took some jump shots. I can’t miss.

Like I said up top, the Thunder don’t have a game until Wednesday, so staying out until 5am when there’s nothing but a short flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix on the docket isn’t a big deal. At all. However, if LeBron does this, you hear about how immature he is, how little he cares about basketball and how he is the worst person on earth and should be figuring out how to not miss fourth quarter free throws and ruin everyone’s life. Kevin Durant does it and you’re thinking of how great it would be to share a fist pump when the cards go the right way.