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Kevin Durant plays intramural flag football at Oklahoma State

by Gina Mizell Modified: April 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm •  Published: October 31, 2011

So, Kevin Durant tweets Monday night that he’s bored with the NBA lockout and asks if there are any flag football games going on in Oklahoma City. Kid tweets back at him about a game on the Oklahoma State campus. And this is the result:

Kevin Durant plays intramural flag football at Oklahoma State University, Oct. 31, 2011. Photo by KT King, with permission. (@shuttrking)
Kevin Durant plays intramural flag football at Oklahoma State University, Oct. 31, 2011. Photo by KT King, with permission. (@shuttrking)


Yep, that’s one of the NBA’s biggest stars spending his Halloween night playing intramural flag football with a bunch of OSU students.

The power of Twitter/social media continues to amaze me. It’s how KD put out to the world that he was looking for something to do, and it’s how George Overbey invited him to play. Here’s a rundown of their Twitter exchange:

@KDTrey5: This lockout is really boring…anybody playing flag football in Okc…
@groverbey: Got a game tonight in Stillwater!! I need a deep threat!!
@KDTrey5: can I play
@groverbey: Can you catch?? Weve won the ‘ship for 3 years! Tonight @ 10
@KDTrey5: forreal?
@groverbey: Only if you bring your A game. Yes for real! Come up early and hangout, go over some plays.

And Twitter is how word spread that he was in town.  Shoot, it’s how I knew he was in town. When I arrived at the field, there were probably about 1,000 people there, maybe more. I’m terrible at estimating crowd size.

I only caught the last few minutes of the game. But in the short time I was there, I saw a Durant pick, a Durant deep ball and a Durant touchdown pass. Not to mention some KD dance moves.

After the game, Durant was swarmed but signed autographs as he was escorted back to his van.

Durant tweeted after the game: “I had soooo much fun at Oklahoma st playing flag football! Shoutout to my new buddy @groverbey for inviting me! I threw 4 tds and had 3 ints!!”

That’s one way to spend Halloween…

Darnell Mayberry’s Thunder Rumblings: Kevin Durant plays flag football at Oklahoma State

Kevin Durant’s Blog: Flag Football at Oklahoma State

Know It: Kevin Durant

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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