The opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games began on Friday in Tokyo, and two-time gold medalist and two-time NBA champion Kevin Durant seemed to be everywhere. He was also the target of cruel trolling.
Olympics 2021 Team USA Sings Happy Birthday to Kevin Durant
Durant appeared to be in high spirits and enjoying the moment as he prepared for his quest for an Olympic hat trick.
He was seen joking around with his basketball teammates before the parade of countries and posing for selfies with Team USA icons Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel.
Then an odd thing started to occur.
Following the 2016 men’s basketball team’s performance of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” on the jet ride over to Rio de Janeiro (special mention to Olympic Carmelo Anthony), the entire Team USA delegation sang “Happy Birthday, KD” to KD.
The one hitch was that it wasn’t actually his birthday. *Rihanna voice*
The Brooklyn Nets player, who will be 33 on September 29, seems understandably perplexed.
His calm demeanour was understandable if you’ve ever had to endure a prank where someone pretends to be your birthday at a restaurant when it’s not. The event at Red Robin in 2009 was the final straw. The truth hurts, especially when you hear it for the first time.
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nited States men’s basketball won its fourth consecutive gold medal with an 87-82 victory over France on Saturday in Tokyo behind 29 points from Kevin Durant.
Durant became the first player in U.S. men’s basketball history to score 100 or more points in three separate Olympics.
He is also the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. men’s team in Olympic competition. The French men’s silver medal performance is tied for second best in Olympic basketball history (London 1948, Sydney 2000).
The basketball world has a habit of getting together once in a while to marvel at Kevin Durant’s talents. Sadly, this is a common occurrence.
But every time that happens, people forget that it was only lately that Durant won our adulation; he achieves excellence so routinely that it warrants ongoing astonishment.