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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award 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/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

President Obama sent Kevin Durant a congratulatory text after the Warriors win


It's a good time to be Kevin Durant.

Following the Golden State Warriors' NBA championship win on Monday, Durant received a surprise text from none other than a former President of the United States. 

President Obama text the Finals MVP to congratulate him on his defense, the New York Daily News reports. Durant revealed that he'd received the text in a podcast interview with The Ringer.

What did the text say?

The Warriors player told The Ringer it said, "Congrats. Your defense was really good, which was random and he told me to enjoy it, have some fun, typical stuff."

And apparently, it caught Durant off guard. "I wasn't expecting that," he said.

Durant told The Ringer it was the most surprising text he'd gotten since the big win.

President Obama is an avid basketball fan and played often while in the White House. Durant told The Ringer that Obama had somebody send him the message.

In other Warriors - White House news, the NBA champs denied reports that they had unanimously decided not to visit Trump's White House, issuing a statement that said the team had not yet been invited and hadn't made a decision on what to do if it was.

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