KDinMNL: Matt Nieto "steals" Durant's cap in exhibition game
Paul Lintag on Jul 08, 2018 09:23 PM
Durant's white Nike cap fell off from his head after a slam dunk and Matt Nieto, who was standing behind the NBA star, quickly picked it up and put it on.
Matt Nieto had one mission in the Kevin Durant 2018 Manila Tour at the Big Dome Sunday and that was to go after KD's cap.
After a lucky turn of events, Nieto succeeded.
The Ateneo star got Durant's cap after the now two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP went after a dunk during the Hypercourt challenge in which he started and played with gusto.
Durant's white Nike cap fell off from his head after the slam and Nieto, who was standing behind the NBA star, quickly picked it up and put it on his head.
A few plays later, Nieto approached Durant for confirmation. Matt asked Kevin if he wanted to have his cap back.
Durant said no and Nieto has a souvenir to keep forever.
"Nakita ko kasi nahulog eh," Nieto said on his majestic "steal."
"Actually yung cap talaga, start pa lang ng event sabi ko sana makuha ko yun cap kasi soot niya habang naglalaro eh. Sobrang timing, first instinct ko talaga kunin tapos tumakbo na ako," he added.
Nieto said he just wanted to make sure that's why he went to Durant. Fortunately, Kevin was cool.
"Nahiya naman ako kasi baka gusto niya ulit. Pero pagka-approach ko sabi ko, "Do you want to have it back? Sorry if I got it,' sabi naman niya just keep it," Nieto said.
"Dun talaga ako natuwa kasi minsan lang eh," he added.
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