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A pair of Dallas Mavericks fans have gone viral after their reactions when Kevin Durant approached them after some boos on Thursday night.

The man in the viral video admitted to calling the two-time NBA champion a “b*tch,” but it was the woman’s reaction that became a meme, leaving her hanging in a high-five.

Luke Brawner said he had called Durant that because his deceased friend, Luke, referred to him as such, because he was upset that Durant had left the Golden State Warriors in 2019. Brawner says he and the woman were gone. to the game in honor of Luke.

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Kevin Durant on the basketball court

Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant is on the court during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA first-round basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

But Durant was not happy with the mockery and security threatened to kick them out. But Durant actually convinced security to leave them alone.

Brawner seemed surprised when Durant approached them, admitting that he didn’t realize that athletes are human too, despite saying it was “just a joke.”

“I don’t want to justify anything that was said,” Brawner told KEGL radio in Texas. “But I do want to provide some context. . . . It was just a joke to us, but we forgot the humanity of the person on the other end of that joke.”

Kevin Durant plays against the Nuggets

Kevin Durant, number 35 of the Phoenix Suns, moves the ball during the game against the Denver Nuggets on April 6, 2023 at Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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“I’m used to seeing this person in highlights,” Brawner said. “I’m used to seeing this person’s face and I can yell at the TV all day, but you kind of forget that when you take away their humanity.” of that person, that your words still matter.”

Brawner, however, seemed at peace with what he had done.

“Ironically, I think that moment honored my friend,” Brawner said. “Wherever people go after they die, wherever he is in the ether, he laughed – hard – and loved it… We had an amazing night. It didn’t ruin our night in any way. But it was wild. … “I didn’t imagine so many people would find out about this.”

Kevin Durant looks up

Kevin Durant, number 35 of the Phoenix Suns, against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 3, 2023, in Chicago, Illinois. (Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

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The Mavs earned a 123-113 victory and both teams moved to 33-23.

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