What's the Kevin Durant movie's plot? Every Thunder fan's worst nightmare

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Published: October 9, 2011
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photo - Kevin Durant is starring in the movie "Switch." Illustration by Phillip Baeza, The Oklahoman
Kevin Durant is starring in the movie "Switch." Illustration by Phillip Baeza, The Oklahoman

It sounds like a Thunder fan's worst nightmare.

Kevin Durant loses all his talent and mysteriously morphs from an NBA scoring champ into having the skills of a teenage scrub who's so bad he can't make his high school squad.

Ah, but fear not, Thunder faithful.

It's only a movie.

Durant is only acting out that transformation in his upcoming release “Switch,” a family friendly film in which Durant will play himself and an unsuspecting kid (Disney star Taylor Gray) receives Durant's skills and becomes ‘The Man' at his high school.

The film, which is produced by Warner Bros., has been granted license to use NBA property, meaning Durant will actually star for the Thunder rather than some generic professional basketball outfit. It also means real game footage of Thunder contests can be used.

Durant recently spent nearly two weeks in Baton Rouge, La., filming the movie, which is scheduled to hit select theaters in early 2012. By all accounts, the two-time scoring champion has real skills as an actor.

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