AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 3: Oklahoma City Thunder NBA forward and former Texas Longhorn basketball player Kevin Durant throws the football on the field before the NCAA game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 3, 2011 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is from Washington D.C. and he is a big Redskins fan. You can ordinarily see him tweeting about his team’s games on Sundays, and offering praise of Robert Griffin III.
Durant was so stoked about the Redskins’ 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16 that he ended up talking some trash.
HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!!!! 9-6 with them cupcakes coming to Landover, MD next week
Washington is 9-6 after winning its sixth-straight game, and those “cupcakes” he was referring to are Washington’s NFC East rival, the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins were in first place in the NFC East at the time of his tweet, and they stand a strong chance of reaching the playoffs for the first time since the 2007 season.
We’re eagerly awaiting a response from noted Cowboys fan LeBron James. It’s just one more thing the NBA’s two biggest stars are in competition about, though after Dallas’ loss to New Orleans, he probably doesn’t have much to say.