When I was a little kid and a new neighbor would move in next door, it was typically an old woman with a loud dog. For one Edmond boy, that new neighbor turned out to be his idol.
How cool would it be to be riding your bike through the neighborhood and see your hometown team’s best player (quite possibly the best basketball player in the world) casually shooting hoops on his driveway. I’m 32 years old, and I’d probably freak out like the kid from The Incredibles when he saw Mr. Incredible military press his car.
Unfortunately, in this day in age, becoming a stalker is too easy. Kevin Durant’s new neighbor has begun catalogging any time Durant comes out through the front door. Even worse, he has voyeuristically video taped K.D. eating breakfast. Through a window. (For those who are curious, it consists of Fruity Pebbles and Gatorade.)
Personally, I find this a little creepy, but as it turns out, Durant seems okay with the lack of privacy. On his Twitter feed, he actually promoted the kid’s venture in private investigation.
I mean, I don’t know how much evidence there needs to be that Oklahoma City lucked into acquiring the coolest superstar in all of sports, but this is just one more exhibit for the file.
As Royce Young points out at DailyThunder.com, this is probably a viral marketing campaign. But it’s more fun to pretend that it isn’t. Can we agree to keep up the charade? Good. Thanks.