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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant speaks at a news conference after Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Former President Barack Obama sent a congratulatory text to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant following the team’s championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers

But Obama did not compliment the Finals MVP on scoring 30-plus points each game. Instead, he focused on the other end of the floor.

“Congrats, your defense was really good,’ which was random,” Durant told The Ringer’s Bill Simmons when asked what Obama said. 

Obama also told Durant to “enjoy it, have some fun” following his first title win.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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