OAKLAND — Like noted Carolina Panthers fan Steph Curry, Kevin Durant was in the building on Sunday afternoon when the Oakland Raiders rallied from a third-quarter collapse to edge the reigning NFC winners, 35-32.
While the D.C.-native noted on Twitter that he is a Washington Redskins fan for life, Durant said he enjoyed his first experience with the Silver and Black.
I’m a Washington Redskin until I die but that atmosphere in the coliseum for a Raider game is just…..wow! … https://t.co/bIqmueeCGz
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) November 28, 2016
“It’s pretty dope, man,” Durant said after the Golden State Warriors shootaround on Monday morning. “The crowd was amazing. The atmosphere was on another level. So, especially since they won, the fans were rowdy leaving that stadium yesterday. So, it was fun.”
Durant, who makes a point of visiting as many stadiums as possible, was struck by the cramped dimensions of the Coliseum.
“I think every stadium has it’s own vibe and it’s smaller, I guess, than the rest of them,” Durant. “I don’t know for sure, but it seems like everyone’s packed in there. The fans are right on top of each other. So, it was definitely a great vibe.”
The newly-minted Western Conference Player of the Week also received an introduction to the fan base’s most intense contingent of supporters — the Black Hole.
“You can’t judge them on how they act on Sundays because they get pretty rowdy, in, I guess, the Black Hole — I didn’t know they called it that until last night — they get pretty rowdy there,” Durant said. “It’s just an experience, man. Wanting to get away and wanting to just enjoy that unity of a sport. It brings so many people together.