A lot of the Thunder’s players are in Lexington working out at the University of Kentucky. While there, a bunch of the players went to a Kentucky football practice, ran some plays with the Wildcats and threw around that odd-shaped ball.
Kind of swapping roles, Kevin Durant played quarterback as Russell Westbrook lined up at wideout. And Westbrook, who said he could make a pretty good NFL receiver or defensive back, does his part, beating his man pretty easily after a quick jam on the line. Durant drops back and lobs one high, but overshoots Westbrook enough that even he can’t run under it.
I’d say the reason for it was KD’s mechanics. A little bit of the short-armed, side-arm style motion. Who taught him how to throw like that? Vince Young?