The Oakland A's are all about versatility. Most of the hitters can play multiple defensive positions. A couple of the pitchers can either start or relieve. Heck, the closer used to be a first baseman. But on Saturday they took things to the next level by showing their proficiency at an entirely different sport.
The Warriors, despite snapping their 54-game home winning streak on Friday, are still the best team in the NBA and have a shot at breaking the Bulls' all-time best 72-10 record. However, if these carefully picked highlights are any indication (they're not), the A's might just give them a run for their money on the hardwood (they wouldn't).
First, you've gotta get in the right mindset. The higher your shorts, the better your game.
Next, some free throws to warm up. I believe in shooter's bounces!
Okay, that was good, but if you wanna make it on the Warriors you've gotta be able to hit your threes. Coco is undaunted.
But how far behind the line does your range extend? Axford could make it on the Indiana Pacers -- head several rows into the stands to fight opposing fans, and still swish the shot. Rick Barry would be proud of this form.
And finally, the creme de la creme. Steph Curry is famous for making absurd shots from all corners of the arena during practice, and Josh Reddick took one right out of Curry's book here.
It's nice to know that, if the Warriors suffer any injuries during the playoffs, the A's have some talent to offer. Versatility!