It starts, as almost everything does, with the incomparable combination of boredom, stardom and Twitter.
“This lockout is really boring..anybody playing flag football in Okc..I need to run around or something!”
No sooner had Kevin Durant tweeted than Oklahoma State student George Overbey, who played high school hoops with Blake Griffin at Oklahoma Christian, answered. After assurances by KD that he could catch, an intramural flag game up the road in Stillwater was on. There was one stipulation before Durant could join the Sigma Nu frat team:
No worries. He did.
I had soooo much fun at Oklahoma st playing flag football! Shoutout my new buddy @groverbey for inviting me! I threw 4 tds and had 3 ints!!
Although Sigma Nu won, it had to forfeit because Durant isn’t a member of the frat — does David Stern run this league, too? Still, it was a fun night for a big crowd that showed up to watch and for Durant, who tweeted Candace Parker that he went as “Randy Moss” on Halloween. Oh, and now LeBron James wants a little piece of the action.
@KDTrey5 Team KD35 vs Team King James do I hear? Flag football. I have the best of field here in Akron. Day game or under the lights
H/T The Daily O’Collegian and K.T. King