Kevin Durant Plays Beach Volleyball, Says He Could Be Best in the World Within Six Months

Kevin Durant says he'd only need half a year to go pro in a totally different sport.

Before Team USA takes on Argentina in the men's basketball semifinals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the players found their way down to the beach volleyball courts, popped off their shirts and were generally average at a totally different sport.

Blessed with the kind of absurd height and length that most volleyball players would kill for, guys like Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler and Kevin Durant alternated between sipping tropical coconut drinks and gently batting the volleyball around before taking in some actual Olympic men's beach volleyball action later that night.

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Of all the aforementioned Team USA players, Durant would make the best volleyball player. His arms, which are really more like tentacles, could cover the entire court, and he's got sneaky power under an otherwise sinewy frame. Not to mention, he's about 7 feet tall and can jump a mile in the air. Durant apparently agrees with us. He said he'd need about six months, the same time it would take for LeBron James to become a world class handball player, to become one of the best volleyball players in the world.

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We won't argue with KD, but from the looks of his performance on the beach, it might take a little longer than six months to get him Olympic ready.

 


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