This Story Of Kevin Durant Helping An Ambulance Through A Traffic Jam Makes No Sense

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Oklahoma City paramedics credited Kevin Durant with helping their ambulance get through a traffic jam on Saturday, but some careful examination – and Durant’s own quotes, perhaps most importantly – sure makes it seem it was more likely the other way around.

From Oklahoma City’s News 9:

“We were stuck in traffic, so pretty much cars surrounding us all over,” EMSA paramedic Peter Radford said. “All of a sudden, I see a silver Ferrari or a silver sports car pull in behind us.”

Before Radford knew it, the lanes of traffic started clearing.

“I see this Ferrari has its flashers on,” he said. “It’s actually making way for us to get through and navigate all the traffic.”

The paramedics were finally making their way to the emergency.

“Once we actually get through all the traffic, this silver Ferrari comes over to the side and waves to my partner,” Radford said. “And my partner goes ‘Do you have any idea who that is?’ And of course I’m clueless. ‘That’s Kevin Durant.'”

This makes zero sense. First, an ambulance really shouldn’t ever be stopped in traffic. The lights, and sirens, and bright paint are supposed to make sure that doesn’t happen. And how does a car pulling in behind an ambulance help clear out cars in front of it? Did he pull around in front?

Maybe Durant can help clear things up!

“I saw the ambulance from behind me, and it was kind of slow in front of me, and I moved over. I said, ‘I’m just going to follow the ambulance so I can get through traffic real quick,’” Kevin Durant said. “So I moved over. I can’t take full credit for that.”

Ok so wait..did Kevin Durant just pull over so an ambulance could get by? Like, you know, everyone is always supposed to? Did he then drive behind the ambulance to cut through traffic like a running back behind a fullback? That’s not how you’re supposed to drive.

But I guess those paramedics seem pretty excited about it, so all’s well that ends well, as they say.

(via Oklahoma City’s News 9)