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Durant: 'I made the game-winning shot in the finals against my f---ing idol'


Durant: 'I made the game-winning shot in the finals against my f---ing idol'

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The shot will forever be remembered in Warriors history. Scratch that, the shot will forever be remembered in NBA history. 

β€œI made the game-winning shot in the finals against my f---ing idol," Kevin Durant said to GQ Magazine. "Somebody that I really, really, really followed since I was a ninth-grade high schooler. I felt like he was passing the torch to me.”

With 52 second left in Game 3 of the NBA Finals and the Warriors trailing the Cavaliers, 113-111, Kevin Durant grabbed a rebound from an errant 3-point attempt. He dribbled down the left-side of the court and squared up LeBron James behind the 3-point line with 47 second left. 

Swish. At 45.7 seconds, the ball perfectly went through the net and gave the Warriors a 114-113 lead. Game. Set. Match. The Warriors took a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals and went on to win it all in five games. 

β€œThat was the best moment I ever had," Durant said. 

Durant went on to win NBA Finals MVP after averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Did Draymond troll LeBron? 'Y'all shot and y'all missed!!!'


Did Draymond troll LeBron? 'Y'all shot and y'all missed!!!'

On the same day Twitter rolled out a 280 character limit, Warriors star Draymond Green managed to steal the social media spotlight. 

Draymond posted a picture of himself on Instagram Tuesday morning, using a conspicuously similar caption as LeBron James' post from the previous evening, which many believed was in reference to Kyrie Irving and the Celtics beating the Hawks. 


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In the age of Banana Boats, snake-in-the-grass emoji, and considering the pair's social media history, that led some to believe that Green was once again trolling his good friend. 

He emphatically denied that was the case in a series of Twitter posts Tuesday afternoon, writing that if he really was going after LeBron, he'd be the first to say it. 

After all, Draymond usually puts any Cavs-related barbs on a t-shirt. 

Order up: Durant invests in Pieology


Order up: Durant invests in Pieology

Kevin Durant is hoping you're down for a slice of pizza or two. 

Durant Co., the business branch of the Golden State forward's brand, has invested in Pieology -- an assembly-line style, on-the-spot pizza company -- according to a report in ESPN

Pieology has Bay Area locations in Oakland, San Leandro, Pleasant Hill and San Jose among their more than 140 franchises. 

"I went to a one of them and saw how quickly they did it and was really impressed with the quality. I just felt like, given how fast our lives our these days, we don't want to wait for our pizza anymore."

"We recognize what KD can bring to us as a partner and investor and through the brand equity he adds, especially with his social following," said Pieology CEO Carl Chang. 

Durant has 17 million followers on Twitter and 8.8 million followers on Instagram.

Of course, comparisons will be made between Durant's investment and LeBron James, who invested in another pizza company, Blaze, back in 2012. 

"This isn't about me versus LeBron," Durant said. "I think we do have different interests and we handle things differently, but the respect for each other is there. I do think we, as athletes, have realized the value of our stock these days, of the control that we have over what makes us valuable, including our social media accounts."