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NBA's Kevin Durant Plays Flag Football At Okla. State

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NBA's Kevin Durant Plays Flag Football At Okla. State

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NBA's Kevin Durant Plays Flag Football At Okla. State

NBA's Kevin Durant Plays Flag Football At Okla. State

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The pro basketball season still hasn't started, but Kevin Durant got a workout. The Oklahoma City star drove across the state to a flag football game. On Twitter the other night, he wrote, "This lockout is really boring. Anybody playing flag football?" An Oklahoma State student invited Durant to join a game his team had planned.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The pro basketball season still hasn't started, but Kevin Durant got a workout. The Oklahoma City star was killing time sending Twitter messages. He wrote: This lockout is really boring. Anybody playing flag football? According to the Oklahoma newspaper, somebody was. Oklahoma State student George Overby replied that his team had a game planned. The NBA star asked, Can I play? Overby answered, Can you catch? Durant drove across the state to the game. It's MORNING EDITION.

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