draymond green and stephen curry celebrate around kevin durant at game three of the nba finals

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Kevin Durant looks like an exhausted parent in this new meme

Durant hit the shot, but it's his reaction to his teammates' reaction that's winning the internet.

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 7, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:05 pm CDT

In case you missed it, Kevin Durant hit a huge three-pointer from way outside in the waning seconds of game three of the NBA finals last night. The shot put the Golden State Warriors up 106 to 100 and led to them winning the game 110 to 102, leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers in 0-3 hole for the series.

And while the shot was indeed a thing of beauty…

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1004565389676875778

It was his teammates’ reaction that people really fell in love with, or more accurately Durant’s reaction to their reaction. When Steph Curry and Draymond Green decided to yell in Durant’s face after the shot, he couldn’t have looked more like an exhausted parent dealing with two screaming children if he tried.

https://twitter.com/espn/status/1004568988343554048

https://twitter.com/CalebA1_/status/1004569895466622976

Obviously, such a picture was ripe for meme-ing, and Twitter was only too happy to oblige.

https://twitter.com/Bryandini/status/1004616618205380609

https://twitter.com/JoelD247/status/1004571882262130688

No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit to win the finals, but it’s never wise to count out LeBron James, who many people feel is the greatest player in the history of the game.

Then again, there’s a reason this is the most popular LeBron meme right now.

And naturally, someone already thought to combine the two. Could this be a vision of things to come?

https://twitter.com/DaveShecky/status/1004572780661129216

Game four of the NBA finals will air on ABC tomorrow night at 9pm.

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*First Published: Jun 7, 2018, 10:53 am CDT