Texas-ex Kevin Durant, a NBA player for the Oklahoma City Thunder was on hand for the coin flip. Texas faltered in the second half to Ole Miss losing a non-conference game 44-23 in Austin, TX Saturday night September 14, 2013 at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. The Texas fans left for the exits early in the fourth quarter with the game decided and their play not giving them anything to cheer for as the rout was on. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Kevin Durant does not care about Drake Night

Posted November 17th, 2016

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Last night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 127-121 and broke the Drake Night record.

Wednesday was Drake Night, which just means Drake shows up to cheer on the Raptors. Historically speaking, the Raptors have won every game played on the annual night dedicated to the rapper.

Drake already has a history of messing with players on the bench, and Wednesday was no different.

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Post-game, Drake interrupted Kevin Durant’s interview with ESPN with a shoulder bump, receiving a three-second staredown from the Warriors’ forward.

The interviewer could not give up the chance to ask him about their interaction, especially since Drake was there rooting for the Raptors.

“I don’t give a damn about no damn Drake night,” Durant said as he strode away from the camera.

The beef seems to be in jest; after the game, Drake (who sported a Doris Burke sweatshirt with the words “Woman Crush Wednesday” printed underneath her face) said he was happy for Durant.

Drake and Durant have built up a friendly relationship; Drake wore Durant’s jersey while performing in September, while Durant said he was honored to be name-dropped by the rapper.

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Durant scored 30 points in the game. He brushed aside praise of his decision-making skills on the court and though it’s his first season with the Warriors, he’s just playing basketball.

“If I see a shot, I’m gonna shoot it,” Durant said. “If I see a pass, if somebody’s open I’m gonna pass the ball. It’s simple.”

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