Kevin Durant showed up in Stillwater during the lockout a couple years ago, temporarily joining Oklahoma State’s Sigma Nu frat so he could quarterback them in a flag football game later that night.
The result: Four touchdowns, three interceptions and a YouTube clip (embedded below) that will live on in digital lore.
Aaron Rodgers, he was not. That uneven statline and flair for the dramatic suggests KD is sculpted more out of the Tony Romo mold.
But his love of the sport isn’t limited to that late night in Stillwater. Two weekends ago, Durant was in Austin, taking in the UT-Ole Miss game, where — maybe as an ode to KD — Texas’ much-maligned defense tackled like they were playing with flags.
And this past weekend, the Thunder star was in New York, playing in a Nike sanctioned flag football league under the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge.
There he is in the video at the top, attempting to use his slightly unfair 6-foot-10 frame as a jump-ball target in the red zone (Was that Calvin Johnson who broke that up?).
But here’s the legendary video from Stillwater, where you can get a clearer depiction of KD’s flag football proficiency:
Solid, but he should probably stick to his day job.
H/T Daily Thunder