During the Brooklyn Nets' game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Garrett Temple made a one-handed soft dunk in the open court. Kevin Durant, who was on the bench, gave a hilarious reaction. Though the slam dunk earned the Nets two points, All-star Durant gave Temple a thumbs down as everyone else cheered around him.
No love for Garrett Temple's hops from his own Nets teammates 😂 pic.twitter.com/ew7V2dE6n1— YES Network (@YESNetwork) November 5, 2019
Kyrie Irving also reacted on Temple's dunk. He put his hands near the floor, pointing out that Temple just barely jumped to convert the slam. Temple had taken the ball off Pelicans' inbounds pass and made his way to the basket for the dunk. According to his teammates and fans, Temple could have opted for a more exciting option than a soft dunk. Nets defeated Pelicans 132-125.
Durant entertained everyone from the bench during the game. He reacted on Irving's one-legged stepback jumper, expressing his approval. Durant's expression was almost a frown, wondering how Irving could convert that with defenders surrounding him.
If he can't be on the court yet, we'll take him on the bench. pic.twitter.com/mkjUOqHJAt— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 5, 2019
Durant, who left Golden State Warriors during free agency to play for the Nets, will miss this entire season. Durant had suffered from a torn Achilles during last season's finals in June. As he recovers from his injury, Durant will be focusing on his health and being a teammate. The Nets will play against the Portland Trail Blazers next on Saturday, November 9 at the Moda Center in Portland (8:30 AM IST).