Bubba Watson handed game-worn shoes from NBA's MVP

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Following a Game 6 win over the LA Clippers in the NBA's Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant handed his game-worn shoes to Masters champ Bubba Watson who was sitting court-side.
By T.J. Auclair, Senior Interactive Producer
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Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 | 11:42 a.m.

Since winning the Masters for the second time in his career in April, Bubba Watson has been everywhere.

He recently showed up at a Golfsmith unnanounced to challenge staff and customers to a driving and putting contest. He visited his elementary school and high school, donating $15,000 and $35,000 to each, respectively.

He's also been seen visiting his sponsors PING and Oakley, and buying the entire staff at the respective headquarters lunch.

The man has been doing a lot of giving.

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But on Thursday night, Watson was on the receiving end of a special gift at the Staples Center in Los Angeles following the Western Conference NBA semifinal game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

 

Moments after winning the Game 6 showdown 104-98 to advance to the Western Conference Finals, Thunder star and NBA MVP Kevin Durant slipped off his game-worn shoes and ran them over to Watson.

Durant had 39 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the game.

The two shared a hug and Watson wished Durant well the rest of the way. Durant and the Thunder face the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 on Monday, which you can watch at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

Watson is a huge fan of the NBA and has been seen at practices and games the last couple of years. In fact, his wife, Angie, is a former WNBA player.

Being Bubba Watson looks like a whole lot of fun these days.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.