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From Left Field: Kevin Durant annoyed by Peyton Manning's joke

By Andy Larsen, KSL.com | Posted - Jul. 13, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — Three more fun stories from around the world of sports in today's From Left Field!

Peyton Manning's burn on Kevin Durant

Wednesday night was the ESPYs, the ESPN-hosted sports awards show. Peyton Manning did the emceeing and is a natural. He made a whole bunch of jokes about the world of sports in the last year. But when he got to his Kevin Durant joke, well, Durant was not pleased.

> LOLLLLL Kevin Durant NOT having this Peyton Manning joke and then Brodie 🤐🤐🤐 [pic.twitter.com/UgUEyHdSvO](https://t.co/UgUEyHdSvO) > > — Rob Perez (@World\_Wide\_Wob) [July 13, 2017](https://twitter.com/World_Wide_Wob/status/885291115506802689)

Now, is it possible that this reaction was staged, just like the joke? Yes. Is it also possible that Durant does not exactly have reverence for Manning and didn't think the joke was funny at all? Also yes. But Durant's mom, Wanda, sitting next to him, sure cracked up.

Andy Murray's reminder

Andy Murray lost in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon Wednesday to No. 24-seeded American Sam Querrey. During the press conference afterward, Murray was asked about Querrey's accomplishment.

> When [@andy\_murray](https://twitter.com/andy_murray) corrects a journalist's "casual sexism" [\#Wimbledon](https://twitter.com/hashtag/Wimbledon?src=hash) [pic.twitter.com/Jgj9tjifUd](https://t.co/Jgj9tjifUd) > > — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) [July 13, 2017](https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/885402927438995456)

Later, he got some applause from his mom for correcting the reporter:

> That's my boy. ❤️ > > — judy murray (@JudyMurray) [July 12, 2017](https://twitter.com/JudyMurray/status/885181694319484929)

Lonzo Ball's standout performance

There's a lot of talk about the Ball family thanks to Lavar Ball's crazy, attention-grabbing antics. So I do want to spread the word that Lonzo, Lavar's son, is actually pretty good at this basketball thing.

Lonzo scored 36 points, added 11 assists and had eight rebounds in a near-triple-double performance in the NBA Summer League Wednesday.

> HIGHLIGHTS: In 36 minutes tonight, Lonzo Ball finished with 36 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals [\#LakersSummer](https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakersSummer?src=hash) [pic.twitter.com/FOn8tHTQ3x](https://t.co/FOn8tHTQ3x) > > — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) [July 13, 2017](https://twitter.com/Lakers/status/885362333563760640)

That's the first time in summer league history a player has had a 30-point, 10-assist game.

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