During Peyton Manning’s hilarious monologue at the ESPYs Wednesday night — which included shots at Eli Manning, Phil Jackson, and Terrell Owens — the former NFL quarterback poked fun at Kevin Durant.
“Our (U.S.) gymnastics team was so dominant that Kevin Durant told me he wants to play for them this year,” Manning said.
The camera naturally panned to Durant, and he was not impressed — at all. Durant was stone-faced. He looked both angry and hurt.
— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 13, 2017
Then the moment got more awkward.
“I gotta tell you, I don’t think you’d start for that team, Kevin,” Manning said. “Russell Westbrook, what do you think?”
The camera panned to Westbrook, who was totally stoic — though his wife seemed to think it was funny.
Kevin Durant was not feeling this Peyton Manning joke AT ALL pic.twitter.com/kdXTr2gE1E
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 13, 2017
Twitter exploded after the incredibly awkward and funny moment.
— simone (@TennesseeHoney_) July 13, 2017
OH MY DAAAAAAAYS KEVIN DURANT JUST GOT ROASTED BY PEYTON MANNING. RUSS' FACE WHEN PEYTON MENTIONS HIM AFTER pic.twitter.com/MyRE4p4ncJ
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 13, 2017
Kevin Durant didn't like that joke from Peyton Manning.
Russell Westbrook liked it less. #ESPYs
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) July 13, 2017
THE KEVIN DURANT JOKE OMFG THIS IS GOLD RUSSELL WAS LIKE BRUHHH #ESPYS
— Rob (@yelts24) July 13, 2017
— Vanessa (@VMBush3) July 13, 2017
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) July 13, 2017
Whoever writes the script for the ESPYS is cold.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were not having it.
— Brianna Walker (@briannaSwalker) July 13, 2017