Athletes can be children's biggest role models, helping them learn the importance of teamwork, dedication and determination, and sometimes teachers utilize those qualities to make learning in the classroom a little more bearable. But one teacher may have taken this exercise a little too far.
This piece of paper was reportedly handed out on the first day of school at an undisclosed middle or high school language class, judging by the text.
“KD left the OKC Thunder last summer after falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Following the end of the season, he decided it was in his best interest to join the very same team that has just knocked him out of the playoffs. Don’t be like KD. Don’t take the easy way out.”
The teacher in questions seems to frequent ESPN and Bleacher Report Facebook comments sections it seems.
Despite the cut-and-paste retort about KD, their lines about MJ were pretty humorous:
“The greatest thing this man ever did? Saving the Looney Tunes from a lifetime of servitude to an alien race. Did MJ take the easy way out? Did he ever back down from a challenge? NO! Be like Mike.”
Durant even got word of the handout, and made his feelings known on Twitter:
Let's hope the children of that class learned a valuable lesson that day: Don't make cringey sports analogies to try and seem hip and cool to the youths of today.