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Nets’ Kevin Durant, Wizards’ John Wall attend the NCAA Champions Classic

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Tuesday evening marks the official start of the 2019-20 college basketball season. At least two NBA superstars are definitely excited as Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall was seen in attendance at the world-famous Madison Square Garden on Tuesday evening as some of the top collegiate teams in the country battled it out.

The Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks matched up for the first game of the two-game slate with the Michigan State Spartans and Kentucky Wildcats ready to roll for Game 2. Duke defeated Kansas by the score of 68-66 in what was quite the way to kickoff the 2019-20 campaign.

Unfortunately for both Durant and Wall, they can only watch at the NBA level right now as well. With a former Texas Longhorn in Durant currently in the midst of his first go-round as a member of the Nets, he is still recovering from a significant Achilles injury that he originally suffered last season as a member of the Golden State Warriors. On the other hand, a former Kentucky standout in Wall hasn’t played for the Wizards for quite some time as he continues to battle a lingering injury of his own — one that he has been unable to shale for the last few seasons, unfortunately.

Nonetheless, these two still serve as two of the most notable collegiate and professional basketball legends on the planet while their attendance in the “Big Apple” on Tuesday evening shows just how ready everyone throughout the country is for the 2019-20 college basketball season.