Last night, a meme was born.
The Nike-sponsored baller looked less than pleased during host Peyton Manning’s opening monologue — when the retired football star roasted Durant’s move from Oklahoma City Thunder to Golden State Warriors. The switch yielded Durant’s first NBA championship title.
Comparing the success to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team’s sweeping performance at the Rio Games, Manning said, “Our gymnastics team was so dominant that Kevin Durant told me he wants to play for them next year,” Manning said. “And I’ve got to tell you: I don’t think you’d start for that team, Kevin,” Manning added before asking Durant’s former Thunder teammate a question: “Russell Westbrook, what do you think?”
Audience members roared with laughter, and Westbrook attempted to hide his expression behind his hands.
Meanwhile, Durant delivered the real gold with his face.
Below, some of the best reactions on Twitter and Instagram.
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