You knew we were going to get a show tonight with Peyton Manning hosting the ESPYs, but this was awesome. Kevin Durant, fresh off his NBA Finals victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James was in attendance. Peyton took a shot at Durant and didn’t miss.
Kevin Durant was not feeling this Peyton Manning joke AT ALL pic.twitter.com/kdXTr2gE1E— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 13, 2017
Peyton is of course referencing Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors after he couldn’t bring a title to Oklahoma City. Manning then involved Durant’s former teammate Russell Westbrook, which just made everything that much better.
It’s clear that Durant wasn’t amused by this joke from Manning. He’s heard plenty of talk about his move to Golden State, but one was on a national stage in front of all of his peers.
Of course, the internet is already all over this. The sequence will no doubt launch a series of never-ending memes. There’s no telling what else Peyton has up his sleeve for tonight.