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KD reveals he has a much better view than you, he could’ve played Game 2

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Kevin Durant did a YouTube live stream on Thursday from his home in the East Bay hills. (Courtesy YouTube)
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Kevin Durant is a tech-friendly small forward.

He’s an investor in Postmates and a micro-investing app called Acorns. Now, he’s added YouTuber to his arsenal.

In the last week, he’s uploaded four videos to his official account and is using it in a way to interact with Golden State Warriors fans, a’la Draymond Green and his Dray Day Podcast on Uninterrupted with columnist Marcus Thompson.

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On Thursday, Durant felt compelled to make another video to update those worried about him. With no practice on the schedule —and therefore, no media availability — it was welcome news to hear from the hobbled superstar.

For those who prefer reading over YouTube videos, I’ve annotated some of the highlights:

0:00-0:03 I  think he doesn’t know the camera is running.

0:06 He checks in for the views. But, who is holding the camera?

0:15 “We’ve got a lot of stuff to talk about today.” Absolutely.

0:24 I don’t understand the camera work. But who am I to criticize art? (He does have a solid collection of guitars, from what I can tell.)

0:28 Time to get into basketball analysis: “Being up 2-0 in the series when you have homecourt advantage, the series doesn’t really start until Game 3. So we’re looking forward to going to Portland tomorrow.”

0:45 Well deserved shout outs for JaVale McGee and Patrick McCaw.

0:53 A shot of the left calf that is medically taped up.

1:18 Shooting location remains unclear.

1:25 Acknowledges calf injury. Now we get the close up.

1:37 Durant reveals, “Felt good to finish [Game 1], but afterwards [my calf] tightened up on me a little bit and I was sore for the next few days. Felt like I could go yesterday.” The organization decided it was better to hold him out, and they certainly didn’t look to be wrong.

2:02  Before committing to play Game 3, he says, “We’ll see how I feel.”

2:33 Durant is positive about his prognosis, and after the beatdown he watched on Wednesday, there’s no reason he shouldn’t be.

3:02 KD predicts a tough Game 3.

3:16 “I gave you the update. Hopefully you guys are feeling better about everything,” — as if the true problem here is everyones’ hurt feelings.

3:33 They’re in Durant’s in-home recording studio. Now everything is starting to make sense.

3:37 We meet his friend, who does not appear to be enthusiastic about his time on camera.

4:50 KD promises a quick glimpse of the view, which I have to assume is better than the cement wall behind my apartment.

4:59 Yes, it is in fact better than the cement wall behind my apartment.

5:14 “Shout out the Bay, it’s a great day out here,” Durant says, foreshadowing Klay Thompson scoring 40 on Saturday.

5:26 Durant says he has nothing to complain about. And after seeing a brief glimpse of his house, I can confirm that.

5:43 The former MVP insists his life isn’t as glamorous as people may think, which is a tough claim to make when you can see San Francisco from his yard in the East Bay hills.

6:09 Durant earnestly says, “Hopefully you woke up on the right side of the bed this morning, and I hope you’re having a kick-ass day.” Somehow, thousands of Oklahoma City fans become enraged by this.

6:20 KD promises more content coming soon. This guy is a natural YouTube vlogger.

6:55 But, Durant forgot to tell us to like and subscribe to his page before leaving the shot, so maybe he’s not as natural of a YouTuber as I thought.

7:00 One parting shot of the Bay for good measure.

7:02 Fin.

Contact Jacob C. Palmer at jpalmer@sfexaminer.com or on Twitter, @jacobc_palmer.

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