OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant took trolling to a whole new level on Saturday night when he returned to Oklahoma City with his new basketball team and beat Russell Westbrook and the Thunder with ease. Durant scored 34 points in the victory, but the trolling was so epic that he even had his teammates get in on it, as eight other Warriors players scored four points or more on the way to the 130-114 victory.
Warriors guard Steph Curry, who scored 26 points in the game, wouldn’t admit he was in on the prank, but did say he helped recruit Durant to Golden State.
“I’m glad KD is on this team and not that one,” Curry said, making comments that will undoubtedly go viral.
Somehow Durant and the Warriors even managed to get the Chesapeake Energy Arena scoreboard to get in on the trolling, as it showed the Thunder losing at the end of the first, second, third and fourth quarters while Oklahoma City fans sat helplessly below.
Saturday’s troll job is even more amazing because it is part of a drawn-out effort that has the Warriors now 15 1/2 games ahead of the Thunder on the season and 3-0 against them since Durant joined Golden State.
“I don’t know exactly where they’re going with this,” said Thunder head coach Billy Donovan. “But I’d suggest they start focusing on basketball instead of putting so much effort into trolling us by being better at basketball.”