Nov 24, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) watches his teammates warm up prior to the game against the Utah Jazz at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant spent his day off playing basketball at local YMCA


What does NBA player and Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant do during his day off? He heads down to the local YMCA for a little pick-up game.

NewsOK.com’s Matt Carney wanted to play a little pick up and reached out to Kevin Durant on Twitter. He didn’t respond but as luck would have it, he ran into him at the YMCA.

How Carney tells the story:

There Kevin Durant was, the morning after dropping 28 points in a late game against the Clippers, playing half-court ball with his buddies (each of them big enough to discomfort somebody sitting next to them on an airplane), talking noise and completely disregarding the “NO DUNKING ALLOWED” sign pasted to the window of the gym. The Y employee at the desk made me promise not to bother him, so I checked out a ball and headed to the other end of the court to practice corner threes and otherwise pretend like one of the two greatest basketball players on the planet wasn’t at the other end performing feats of scoring magic that I normally can’t afford to watch up close.

Spectators filed in. One woman tried to interrupt the game for an autograph and was promptly ushered out by a member of the Y staff. But by the end of it, there was just the four-on-four game at one end and me and another random guy at the other end, shooting.

Carney does a good job telling the story and summarizing the debilitating fear and excitement one would find themselves dealing with if they were to potentially get into a game of pick up with Kevin Durant.

Here is how he live tweeted it:

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