Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Kevin Durant got an assist from Willie Mays before his first pitch at the Giants game

The Bay Area has a robust sports scene, and on Friday night the Giants welcomed its newest star, Kevin Durant, to AT&T Park before their 8-2 win over the Cardinals.
Durant, who joined the Golden State Warriors in hopes of making a championship run in the upcoming season, sported a Giants cap for his ceremonial first pitch, seen atop this post.
But it was a moment before his pitch that warrants a second look -- especially when MLB royalty, Willie Mays, gave KD a bit of a pep-talk about what to expect on the mound: 

It's the first assist of many Durant will no doubt receive this season in the Bay. 

Good thing for Durant's sake that he doesn't have any strong familial ties to the Giants' fierce rivals in Southern California ...