Matt Chapman accidentally stole Kevin Durant's parking spot at the Coliseum
The A's and Warriors are neighbors for the forseeable future -- until the Warriors move to San Francisco in a couple years. With Oracle Arena adjacent to the Coliseum, this brings up the concept of the "dual event" every now and then, when both teams are scheduled on the same day.
On Sunday, the A's lost to the Giants, 5-1, in an exhibition game (that came with an amusing raised parking price gag for Giants fans). The A's and Warriors have similar parking areas that funnel players into their respective clubhouses, which -- apparently -- can create some confusion.
We say "apparently" because A's third baseman Matt Chapman accidentally parked in the spot reserved for Warriors star Kevin Durant on Sunday. Dallas Braden of NBC Sports Bay Area spilled the beans on this amusing anecdote during the broadcast on Sunday, as heard in the clip atop this post.
Those who have watched the 24-year-old third baseman do his thing at the "hot corner" for the A's know he has good hands:
Durant, meanwhile, has racked up 885 steals thus far in his NBA career.
After Sunday's swipe, Chapman now enters the charts with his first.