Durant responded on Twitter Friday after he learned a teacher didn’t think too highly of him. The image, which is apparently a worksheet for students on the first day of school, tells students to be like Mike, not like Kevin Durant.
The handout has some pretty significant bias here, telling kids that they should live like MJ, not Durant.
“KD left the OKC Thunder last summer after falling to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Following the end of the season, he decided it was in his best interest to join the very same team that has just knocked him out of the playoffs. Don’t be like KD. Don’t take the easy way out.”
Don’t take the easy way out! It’s a good lesson. Then the teacher does what every good educator does to connect with children: reference a movie released in 1996.
“The greatest thing this man ever did? Saving the Looney Tunes from a lifetime of servitude to an alien race. Did MJ take the easy way out? Did he ever back down from a challenge? NO! Be like Mike.”
Durant saw the comparison in an SB Nation article and fired back at the teacher.
“Whoever did this should be fired and thrown in jail,” Durant hilariously tweeted at the SB Nation Twitter account. I’m not sure if Durant will ever see the justice he demands here, but at least we know he’s already funnier than the teacher who tried to drag him in a classroom handout.
The only way this gets better is if Durant somehow gets to be in Space Jam 2 and saves cartoon characters from aliens in this decade. Then he can invite the teacher to the premiere.