SAN FRANCISCO -- Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in town early for Thursday night's game against the Warriors, so a number of players went out to AT&T Park for Wednesday afternoon's game between the Giants and Colorado Rockies.
The 6-foot-9 Durant chatted with fellow University of Texas athletic stud Brandon Belt and made the rounds of the Giants clubhouse.
Durant also talked about his baseball career, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy talked about his basketball career.
Durant made a little time for the media, too. here are the questions and Durant's answers:
Every chance I get to watch it, I try to. It's tough during the season. After July I watch. I'm a big Nationals fan, but I'm also a fan of the Giants as well.
A little bit in high school, but I stuck with basketball,
Yeah that'd probably be my specialty. But I'll stick to playing basketball.
This is my first time, and I've been really looking forward to it. It's a great day today.
I don't know too many guys personally, but just watching the game, I've seen these guys win the World Series. That road they took, you can take some things from them and put into our game -- how they fought after being down, and how they came together as a team. They've been at a championship level for awhile now.
They've been playing well, so we have a tough test tomorrow. That looks like it could be a (playoff) matchup.. But we'll see. We have a few more games to go.
That was my first time meeting him. He played baseball as a kid with one of my college teammates (Damien James), and he's a Texas guy. I just came out to support him.
I was a 6-9 first baseman my junior year. It was a tough adjustment for me, but I had fun.
I couldn't hit any ball. I got a few guys out, though, so I guess I did a little something.
My man Buster (Posey). I'm looking forward to seeing him play. I just like his intensity. I see a lot of guys who can play, but I like to study the mental part of the game and I can learn a lot from guys like that.
And now, Bochy on his (brief) basketball career:
He'd be a great target. He's certainly athletic enough. He probably would be good over there.
That was my love growing up. My dad built me a basketball court. My roots are from North Carolina, so that's what folks did. I knew I had no future there, but that's what I loved growing up.
I was small, real small. I played guard. I remember my dad moved down to Florida and I got cut from the team after this really short tryout. They didn't know who I was. I thought for sure I'd made the club. I was pretty cocky, I thought I was a pretty good player. And when I got cut, I was devastated. That ended my basketball career.
That was in the days they put the names on the side of the gymnasium who made the team. There's not a worse feeling to look up, especially when you felt you made the club, and you're not on it.
Junior high, 9th grade.
I was only about 5-5. I was real small.
Actually, I had some friends that I played with who tried to get me to go back out. But by then, I'd decided to stick with baseball. I had an older brother who got drafted and I thought that was pretty cool. As the youngest, I said, "That's what I want to do." I knew I had no chance in basketball.