Kevin Durant is many things: an MVP, a proponent of slushies from Sonic and, now, an honorary paramedic.
Durant was cruising through the streets of downtown Oklahoma City in a silver Ferrari on Saturday when he noticed an ambulance stuck in traffic, unable to move forward to its destination. Durant, saint that he is, put on his hazards and slowly directed the traffic ahead out of the way so the ambulance could quickly get through. The drivers in the vehicles ahead of him, first starstruck by Durant, then acutely aware of the ambulance, obliged.
“Once we actually get through all the traffic, this silver Ferrari comes over to the side and waves to my partner,” EMSA paramedic Patrick Radford told news9.com. “And my partner goes, ‘Do you have any idea who that is?’ And of course I’m clueless. ‘That’s Kevin Durant.'”
At least initially, Durant claimed he’s not the 6-foot-9 hero everyone thinks. He was simply trying to maneuver his way through the traffic, and thought getting in line with the ambulance would be the best way to do that.
“I saw the ambulance from behind me, and it was kind of slow in front of me, and I moved over,” Durant said. “I said, ‘I’m just going to follow the ambulance so I can get through traffic real quick.’ So I moved over. I can’t take full credit for that.”
Whatever his intentions, Durant helped the ambulance reach its emergency in time. And for that, Kevin, we thank you.