World Cup legend Kylian Mbappe was on hand Monday night to watch the Brooklyn Nets take on the San Antonio Spurs.
While the Nets have quietly become one of the NBA’s best teams, the Spurs have floundered thus far this season.
That led to Kevin Durant working them into oblivion all night long – including on one particularly notable sequence.
In the third quarter Durant pulled off a slick little move that earned this reaction from Mbappe:
There is something about one legend witnessing and acknowledging another that is always special. And that is precisely what ended up happening on Monday night.
Following the outing, Durant made sure to take a photo with Mbappe as well:
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— Achraf Hakimi (@AchrafHakimi) January 3, 2023
If Durant seems to be in better spirits these days, it’s because he is. He recently opened up about why the Nets are so much better now that they got rid of former head coach Steve Nash, and it’s hard to argue with his analysis.
After some early season frustrations from Durant and others, it really feels like Brooklyn has regained its footing.
Shannon Sharpe is done with Skip Bayless and Undisputed. https://t.co/3ULd5zxsDE
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 3, 2023
The team’s record is 25-12 through 37 games and they currently sit second in the Eastern Conference.
The Boston Celtics, who came out of the gate super hot to start the season, are now just a mere one game ahead of the Nets in the standings. The fact that they are 5-5 in their last 10 outings versus the 10-0 the Nets have gone is the biggest reason for that.
If Durant and Co. keep playing the way they are playing now, Mbappe likely won’t be the last celebrity to stop by and watch them do their thing this season.