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Kevin Durant and Nick Collison Spend Afternoon Watching San Francisco Giants

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

With Wednesday off for the Oklahoma City Thunder before visiting the playoff bound Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the NBA‘s second leading scorer Kevin Durant and teammate Nick Collison visited San Francisco’s beautiful AT&T Park to watch the World Champion San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies.

Durant and Collison visited with the players on the field before the game, signed autographs for fans and took pictures. Durant says that he can learn from watching the best and is interested in watching MVP Buster Posey because he “likes his intensity.” Durant also caught up with another fellow Texas Longhorn, Giants first basemen Brandon Belt.

During the game, the Thunder stars also visited both the Giants radio and television broadcasting booths for a few innings. It is always very interesting hearing what athletes have to say about other sports. Both Durant and Collison played baseball before their NBA careers. Durant, at 6′-9″, was a first basemen in high school but claims that things didn’t go so well so he stuck with basketball. You can say he made the right choice.

The Warriors and Thunder will be battling for playoff positioning on Thursday night as the regular season winds down. The Warriors clinched their first playoff berth since 2007 and second since 1994 on Tuesday night and will look to hold onto the sixth seed in the Western Conference. The defending Western Conference Champion Thunder are pushing to lock up the conference’s number one seed overall. It will be a playoff-like atmosphere in Oracle Arena.


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