LOOK: Durant pokes fun at himself with ASG tweet
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 26, 2018 10:41 AM
Screenshot from Kevin Durant's Instagram story (@kevindurant)
Kevin Durant showed he can poke fun at himself.
The reigning Finals MVP posted on his Instagram stories a Photoshopped image of himself with LeBron James' face on his jersey, in homage to the picture that accompanied his Players' Tribune blogpost from 2016.
Kevin Durant trolls himself 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Lrpt2g1JMk— Warriors Wire (@TheWarriorsWire) January 26, 2018
The image, which was also captioned "My Next Chapter," the same title he used when he announced that he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors, also said, "#1 pick. Well at least my ego thinks so. I'm coming for you Stephen."
Durant later confirmed to Anthony Slater of The Athletic that he was in fact, captain LeBron James' #1 pick in the recently-held draft for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
Kevin Durant confirmed he was LeBron's #1 pick today: "What, we gonna keep this a mystery?"— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 26, 2018
KD said Steph Curry put Klay, Draymond and him in a group text after the draft and told them the teams. Asked KD if Steph apologized: "Nah, he had no control."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 26, 2018
That means Durant will team up with James, his Finals foe from last year, against his current Warriors teammates, opposing captain Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson.
Curry was able to pick up Green and Thompson in the reserves round of drafting, after the duo both jokingly threatened to demand trades if they weren't sticking with their teammate.
Playing with Durant and James will be LaMarcus Aldridge, Bradley Beal, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Victor Oladipo, Kristaps Porzingis, John Wall, and Russell Westbrook.
The Golden State trio of Curry, Thompson and Green will be joined by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Joel Embiid, James Harden, Al Horford, Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry, and Karl-Anthony Towns.