After scoring 39 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in a Game 6 series-clinching win over the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday night, Kevin Durant decided to take his shoes off and give them to an admiring fan. Some of you may have recognized that fan as two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.
According to Jeff Rude of Golfweek, Watson has recently become friends with Durant and LeBron James. The relationships began over Twitter and have since progressed to text messaging, which in 2014 is pretty serious business.
“Obviously that’s a big deal for me,” Watson told Rude.
Watson said he began messaging with Durant after the infamous “Mr. Unreliable” headline was printed by The Oklahoman. Durant has since gone ballistic and has carried the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals.
“I sent some messages back to Kevin Durant, when that article came out, or the headline came out, which was one of the dumbest headlines I’ve ever seen,” Watson told Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel earlier this month. “I guess it worked, because it inspired him a little bit, or maybe it’s my text message that inspired him. We’ll go with that.”
Bubba obviously inspired Durant enough that Durant wanted to give him his sneakers, which is all that really matters.
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