Kevin Durant doesn't sell himself as a fun guy, but you have to admit he's one of the funniest NBA players. The Brooklyn Nets superstar won't take part in the 2021 All-Star Game due to injuries but he still made sure to provide some jokes during draft night.
KD and LeBron James selected their teams for Sunday's game and it was a very entertaining little event. Both players laughed and joked, but KD stole the show with his comments, roasting two former NBA players while making his selections. First, he had a good exchange with Ernie Johnson, who asked him if he was the first or second overall pick in his draft, as to what Durant replied mocking Greg Oden, the first overall pick of that year (6:42).
Ernie: Were you always the 1st pick, Kevin?
KD: Yeah, either 1st or 2nd.
Kenny: If you were 2nd who went 1st?
KD: Some guy like 12 years older than me.
In case you don't follow what Durant meant with that, Oden looked like an older person even before he entered the league. He's only 33 right now but those jokes never get old, apparently.
Moreover, he trolled Kendrick Perkins, a former teammate turned 'enemy' for Durant, reminding everybody of KP's fiasco trying to pronounce Nikola Vucevic's name a couple of days ago.
"The guy that's been playing in Orlando for the last three years, I'mma go with Vucevic. Kendrick Perkins can't say his name right but I got it right there," Durant said while the Inside the NBA and LeBron James laughed.
In case you don't remember, Perkins and Durant, engaged in heated exchanges last year, with KD calling his former teammate a 'sellout' and the big man even crying on live TV. It's unclear if their relationship has improved but that's hard to believe after the 2014 MVP roasted the 2008 NBA champion so hard.