Fournier is already doing his part to stoke the flames of the budding Knicks-Nets rivalry.
The 28-year-old Frenchman took to Twitter on Monday to crowdsource advice on getting his hair court in his new city.
“Now I need the best barber in NYC. Cuz I need help lol,” tweeted Fournier, who last season played for the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics.
That’s when Twitter user @KevPKing swooped in to raise the stakes a bit.
Durant, of course, served as the leader on a Team USA squad that wound up winning gold earlier this month at the Tokyo Olympics. Durant’s 29 points were a game high in the title contest between Team USA and Fournier’s Team France.
So, no, Fournier wasn’t going to let this one go without a playful jab back at K.D.
“He needs a barber too,” Fournier tweeted back.
Twitter Responds to Fournier’s Shot at Durant
Twitter loved the playful banter from Fournier; his tweet dissing Durant drew more than 200 comments, 1,500 retweets and 7,500 likes in two hours.
“Finally something the Knicks beat reporters can relate to: bald guy beef,” Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News tweeted.
Fans were just as riled up at Fournier’s tweet.
Fournier ‘a Good Fit for the Knicks
It’s clear Fournier has the attitude that makes him a fit for New York and Madison Square Garden. But he also seems like the perfect on-court complement to the rest of his Knicks teammates.
Since the start of the 2019-20 season, Fournier has averaged 18.0 points and 2.7 3-pointers per game on 46.3 percent shooting from the floor and 40.4 shooting from beyond the arc.
The Knicks are using Fournier to replace Reggie Bullock, who last year started for them at shooting guard and averaged 10.9 points and 2.5 3-pointers on 44.2 percent shooting from the field and 41.0 percent shooting from 3-point range. Bullock signed a three-year, $31 million deal with Dallas.
“He’s a better player than Reggie, somebody who can create a little for himself,’’ another NBA personnel man told Berman.
Earlier on Monday — before he threw some shade at Durant — Fournier revealed that he’ll wear No. 13 for the Knicks. He’s got some shoes to fill in that regard.