Even Kevin Durant, a man embarrassingly unaware of himself and how others see him, knew how the world would react to his being selected by LeBron James for the All-Star Game.
So he made the joke first, using the infamous “My Next Chapter” meme based on the essay he’d written for the Players’ Tribune announcing his decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors in 2016.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2018
He then continued to have fun with his newfound opposition to Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry, the other All-Star captain, after their 126-113 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.
Steph says stop hating on his team…. KD yells “ Team LeBron !” pic.twitter.com/eGYwcP9zWf
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) January 26, 2018
Speaking of his leaving the Thunder, Durant will be reunited with Russell Westbrook on Team LeBron.
But Westbrook wasn’t too happy when he saw this list tweeted out by LeBron.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) January 26, 2018
The Thunder point guard thought he’d been picked last, before realizing the list had been written down in alphabetical order.
Russell Westbrook asked his thoughts about being picked on LeBron’s team, thought he was the last pick. Informed it was just an alphabetical list, he made sure to correct Melo who was heckling nearby. pic.twitter.com/gPMgPr91Kz
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) January 26, 2018
That might explain why he went off for 46 points against the Washington Wizards.
Here are the final All-Star rosters, as chosen by LeBron and Curry.
— NBA (@NBA) January 26, 2018