Kevin Durant Hits DeMatha High School for Spirited Pickup Games

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMay 30, 2013

Kevin Durant isn't taking any time off away from the court, as he stopped by a high school gym to get some work in and delight a few lucky prep basketball players. 

The Washington Post reports Durant was back in the D.C. area and stopped by DeMatha Catholic High School to play in a spirited pickup game. 

The cameo surprised Stags head coach Mike Jones, who was in the gym with another coach and several players. 

I didn’t know he was coming, but for somebody like me, it’s nice to get to watch talent like that play in our gym. I just have to turn on the lights and roll out the ball. Of course, when a guy like Kevin comes, everyone is excited. They all played hard, talked some trash and it was a high-level pickup game.

As the report states, Jones is used to getting texts from alums and local basketball talent itching to get some work in at the famed gym. However, they have never had a superstar like Durant drop by for impromptu basketball games. 

After Jones locked the gym, those fortunate enough to be on the inside saw some spirited and highly competitive games. 

Thanks to DC Sports Bog, we have just a glimpse of what went down. Here is a Vine video from Jones of Durant dropping a dagger just a couple weeks into his offseason. 

You can tell the games were getting competitive by Durant's little fist pump, despite being well removed from the bright lights of an NBA game. The man wants to win no matter the occasion. 

There were also these delightful images from Instagram and Twitter. 

You have to love Durant, who attended nearby Montrose Christian, and his continued representation of Texas, even at a high school pickup game. 

Something tells me Coach Jones better be prepared for a wealth of top-shelf talent descending on his gym this summer. The gymnasium has already welcomed the likes of Victor Oladipo, Kendall Marshall and Marcus Thornton. 

However, after Durant's cameo, Jones might want to get some bigger locks to keep all the autograph hounds out while some serious offseason work takes place. 


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