Kevin Durant: Hannibal Buress Trolled KD to His Face at All-Star Weekend

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. (Photo by Carlos Osorio/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. (Photo by Carlos Osorio/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Comedian Hannibal Buress was ruthless towards Kevin Durant mid-video game.

During these dark times, we’re taking it upon us to bring you back to some lighter days. Specifically, NBA All-Star Weekend 2017, when all the game’s brightest stars (Kevin Durant chief among them) knocked hard on New Orleans’ door and demanded to be served shareable Hurricanes in an oversized fish bowl.

That All-Star Game came on the heels of Durant changing basketball and bolting Oklahoma City for the greener pastures of the Golden State Warriors, a team fresh off a record-setting regular season.

The league was still clearly shook from the fracture in the Western Conference, and comedian Hannibal Buress saw Durant competing in a 2K tournament on site as a clear opportunity to exchange some words.

Kudos to Buress on the well-timed roast, “Durant, if you all lose this game, will you join that team next season?” Luckily, the man himself was locked in on the digital action, and had no time for entertaining the possibility that his virtual counterpart might be receiving a cell phone call (featuring a midi ringtone) from a pixellated Draymond Green at that very moment.

Ahh, the good old days, when the rest of the world decided they hated Kevin Durant for forming a super team in Golden State, while suddenly lionizing LeBron James, who…had done the same thing a few years prior, but undid the damage by building his second straight super team in his hometown. Memories!

Luckily, in this instance, KD was as steely as ever, likely already regretting the hurt that the move had caused him, and possibly contemplating his next step to greener pastures in Brooklyn several years ahead of schedule.

Now, it’s all on him to set up something special once again in BK.

If these few months in isolation have gifted us anything, Durant at least got a chance to separate himself from this unfortunate “snake” characterization, as well as the ever-chirping world of social media, which has come for him and his teammates.

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