Kevin Durant just took to his Youtube page of all places to congratulate a bunch of his peers who won awards at the inaugural NBA Awards show last night, most notably his former teammate and 2017 NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook.
KD praised Westbrook, comparing him to a created player on NBA 2K.
“Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, F***in balled out. Gotta respect it!”
Durant also offered up congrats to Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon who won Rookie of the Year, as well as the Most Improved Player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who he says is guaranteed to be an MVP in the future.
Of course, he also shouted out Draymond for winning Defensive Player of the Year.
Check out his full comments below.
"Congrats to all the winners lastnight! So happy for Malcolm Brogdon, what a year and accomplishment. Especially as a second round pick! Anything is possible people, I see a very bright future for him and his teammate Giannis. Congrats on MIP, this dude is a specimen that we've never seen before and it's guaranteed that he will be an MVP one day!
In fact, I called out this years MVP years ago so you gotta respect my knowledge for the game lol. Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, Fuckin balled out. Gotta respect it!
Shoutout to Mike D'antoni, came back to the game and turned that franchise into a contender. Respect!! Shoutout my boy James Harden. For 5 years now he's taken his game to the next level, he will be an MVP one day, he's an MVP now, he's made so many people proud. I know this first hand, recognize what he has done for the game!"
"Also, congrats to Eric Gordon! Changed the course of his career with his stellar play this season. His 3 point shooting was a joy to watch! WHAT A YEAR, DONT DISRESPECT THESE PLAYERS OR THIS BEAUTIFUL GAME BY SAYING THIS YEAR WAS A DOWN YEAR FOR THE NBA. THE WHOLE LEAGUE SHOWED OUT AND PUSHED THE LEAGUE TO A BETTER PLACE!! IM SO GRATEFUL TO BE APART OF IT!! CANT WAIT TO SEE WHATS IN STORE NEXT SEASON."