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Kevin Durant gives his shoes to Bubba Watson after win over Clippers (VIDEO)

May 17, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

Following the Thunder’s series-clinching victory over the Clippers, Kevin Durant did his customary walk-off interview and as soon as it was over, he removed his shoes and jogged over to deliver them to a courtside fan in attendance.

The recipient of the shoes was none other than professional golfer and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson.

The two have apparently grown to become fast friends, via Jason Sobel of

“I sent some messages back to Kevin Durant, when that article came out, or the headline came out, which was one of the dumbest headlines I’ve ever seen. [A recent headline in the Daily Oklahoman called him “Mr. Unreliable.”] I guess it worked, because it inspired him a little bit, or maybe it’s my text message that inspired him. We’ll go with that.”

Not a bad perk for a fellow professional athlete — courtside seats, game-worn shoes, and a friendship with the NBA’s reigning MVP.

[via Larry Brown Sports]

  1. vanmorrissey - May 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I’m thinking Bubba wanted themt to auction off at a charity event.

  2. vanmorrissey - May 17, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    I’m thinking Bubba wanted them to auction off at a charity event.

  3. kb2408 - May 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    I would like to give billbitely53 my shoe, with my foot still in it…courtesy of a swift round house kick to the dome!!

  4. money2long - May 17, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Kevin durant. You are blessed.

  5. rodyaugu - May 17, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Y’all late.

  6. jacobk621 - May 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Might as well changer your drawers cause they got holes in them like your lame jokes ,, give it up nazi boy the gig is up

  7. sportsfan18 - May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    you need new material hater… you’ve posted this same response to several articles on here now…

    go buy a large bag of fortune cookies… you’ll get new material that way…

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