Peyton Manning hosted the 25th ESPYs and his monologue was full of jokes. Some of them were funny, some of them were not, and some of them MADE KEVIN DURANT SO MAD.
Kevin Durant was not feeling this Peyton Manning joke AT ALL pic.twitter.com/kdXTr2gE1E— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 13, 2017
Manning: "Our gymnastics team was so dominant that Kevin Durant told me he wants to play for them next year. And I gotta tell ya, I don’t think you’d start for that team, Kevin."
Live look at Kevin Durant:
Manning: "Russell Westbrook, what do you think?”
Live look at Russell Westbrook:
Manning’s monologue wasn’t great, but this moment and these memes will have been worth it. Look, even Kevin’s mom Wanda was laughing at it. Kevin has his championship now. He can relax.
Let’s be real here, though. KD doesn’t stand a chance against this squad.
Update: Kevin Durant responded on Twitter and it’s highly accurate.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 13, 2017
But in the end, we found out it was planned all along.
For those interested, I'm told Kevin Durant was in on the Peyton Manning gymanistic team roast at #ESPYS2017. KD played his part well.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 13, 2017
Well played, KD.