One of the most interesting parts of the interview, though, came around the 43-minute mark when Simmons asked KD to tell him about the most surprising text he received in the 24 hours following the end of the Finals. KD revealed that President Obama got in touch with him and dropped a “random” compliment on him.
“He sent a text through somebody to get to me,” he said. “[He wrote], ‘Congrats, your defense was really good,’ which was random.”
KD said Obama also told him to “enjoy” the victory. “Have some fun,” KD said. “Typical stuff…I wasn’t expecting that.”