NBA’s Durant proves to be ultimate flag ringer

When boredom strikes a two-time NBA scoring champion on a random Monday night in the fourth month of the league’s lockout, the choice of how to fill the time seems pretty obvious: flag football.

It turned out pretty well for the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, and even better for a group of Oklahoma State University students.

It all started with a random Tweet from Durant, followed by a plea from fan George Overbey that his squad needed a deep threat.

“Got a game tonight in Stillwater!! I need a deep threat!! RT @KDTrey5: This lockout is really boring..anybody playing flag football in Okc..”

Just like that, the Oklahoma State Sigma Nu flag football team found its ringer.

It”s really an impressive effort from Overbey, getting Durant a “35 KD” jersey and a police escort for his black party van in a matter of hours.

“When his car pulled up to my house, I was like ‘this is really happening.'” Overbey said in the YouTube video. “My friends didn’t believe me.”

Overbey added: “It’s probably the coolest moment of my life.”

As we would expect, Durant looks pretty sick matched up against a bunch of frat dudes, and his stat line read four touchdowns and three interceptions. But at 6-foot-9 and a listed weight of 230 pounds (we’re skeptical), we don’t expect his cameo to create a LeBron James-like buzz for a switch to an NFL uniform.

— Frank Tadych

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