WWE superstar John Cena, while in his monologue as a host of the 2016 ESPY Awards, joked that the league has found it’s new “bad guy” in Kevin Durant for his decision in this year’s free agency.
Ever since making the jump to the powerhouse squad Golden State Warriors, Durant has become the talk of the NBA and is now considered one of the main villains entering the new season.
In the middle of his opening speech, filled with jokes as well as honoring sports’ top players, John Cena talked about Kevin Durant turning into villain this year and compared it to LeBron James’ decision to join the Miami Heat in 2010.
Watch the video here about Durant and James as villains here:
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Watch the full video of John Cena’s monologue, where he also honored NFL players Peyton Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. and also threw shade at NFL commissioner Adam Goodell.
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Durant will be joining an already strong team in Golden State featuring two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The move drew violent reactions from the NBA fans and community.
Durant signed a two-year deal with the Warriors with a player option in the second year, which means he will again be a free agent in 2017.
Most have criticized Durant’s decision since he is one of the top players in the league. Even NBA commissioner Adam Silver noted that “superteams” are bad for the league in general.
John Cena joked about the free agency decision but it reflected what most NBA fans feel about the Kevin Durant to Golden State Warriors move.
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