OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 12:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12

Former President Barack Obama sent a congratulatory text to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant following the team's championship win over the Cleveland Cavaliers

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But Obama did not compliment the Finals MVP on scoring 30-plus points each game. Instead, he focused on the other end of the floor.

"Congrats, your defense was really good,' which was random," Durant told The Ringer's Bill Simmons when asked what Obama said. 

Obama also told Durant to "enjoy it, have some fun" following his first title win. Durant told Simmons the most surprising text he got after the victory was from his high-school girlfriend.

Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game, earning all 11 votes for Finals MVP. The Warriors finished the postseason 16-1, including a record 15 straight wins to start out.

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 14:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Five of the 2015 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 14, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User exp
"The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable," Stephen Curry told reporters. "It's kind of crazy to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are. And [to] see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable."

Durant, Curry and Andre Iguodala are free agents this summer, but money will likely be no object in retaining this core for the foreseeable future. The Warriors are owned by multi-billionaire Joe Lacob and are set to move into what could be the NBA's premier arena in 2019.