Team USA kicked off its final preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games with an exhibition match with Nigeria on Saturday night. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant had bad intentions on an audacious dunk attempt but unfortunately for him, it resulted in an epic block from Miami Heat rookie Precious Achiuwa.
Here’s a look at KD almost putting Achiuwa on a poster. It did not end well for the Nets superstar, though (h/t Billy Heyen on Twitter):
Oh man, this Precious Achiuwa block of Kevin Durant 👀pic.twitter.com/5WVx9cVSgz
— Billy Heyen (@BillyHeyen) July 11, 2021
Check out how high Precious had to get up to swat away that Kevin Durant dunk attempt. He would have been on the wrong end of a poster had he not timed his jump to perfection — and we all know how many others have already fallen victim to KD at the rim. Achiuwa met Durant at the apex, though, and it resulted in a truly memorable block for the Heat youngster.
This is Team USA’s first exhibition match as they tune up for the upcoming Olympic games in Tokyo. The national squad actually had a bit of a scare earlier in the week with three players from the Select Team being removed from training camp after testing positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, none of the members of Team USA were affected by this development.