Like his personality, Peyton Manning’s opening monologue at the 2017 ESPYs was controlled and genuine. He didn’t waste much time, however, to poke fun at his fellow athletes. Not all were amused.
Warriors forward Kevin Durant was definitely not laughing when Manning said the U.S. women’s gymnastics team “is so dominant that Kevin Durant wants to go play for them next year.”
Manning even said Durant wouldn’t start for the Olympic gold medalist gymnastics team and even brought Durant’s former Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook into the joke. Neither one was laughing but they should have been.
Durant joke… pic.twitter.com/Xi7idHbWVi
— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) July 13, 2017