Earlier this summer the NBA jumped to the forefront of the sports world thanks to the free agency of Kevin Durant. Durant, who is on the very short list of the best players in the NBA, eventually signed with the Golden State Warriors.
Friday night Durant began his new life in the Bay Area by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at AT&T Park, before the Giants and Cardinals played the second game of their four-games series. The Giants even had a jersey made for Durant. Check it out:
As for the first pitch, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but it was pretty good. Durant didn’t almost hit a cameraman like 50 Cent back in the day or anything like that. Here’s the video:
Pretty good form, I’d say. The pitch was a little off the plate though. At least Durant got it there on the fly. That’s always good.
A few years ago Durant told Anthony Slater of NewsOK that he’s a pretty big baseball fan and watches often. He grew up in Washington D.C. and is a Nationals fan. Durant played a little bit in high school, but he was 6-foot-9 as a junior, so it was pretty clear his future lied in basketball, not on the baseball diamond.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Kevin Durant living the Bay Area life by throwing first pitch at Giants game