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Kevin Durant spends Bay Area off day from Thunder meeting champion San Francisco Giants

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    San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, left, poses for photographs with Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball player Kevin Durant before a baseball game between the Giants and the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The Associated Press

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    Fans reach for Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) at the end of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Thunder won 90-80. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) receives a pass as Utah Jazz's Randy Foye (8) defends in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Thunder won 90-80. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)The Associated Press

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant spent his basketball off day at the San Francisco Giants' ballpark on a spectacular Bay Area afternoon, signing autographs and meeting players.

He insists he can learn from watching the best in another sport.

Durant, in town to face the playoff-bound Golden State Warriors on Thursday was especially eager to watch reigning NL MVP and batting champion Buster Posey because "I just like his intensity."

The NBA's second-leading scorer, Durant attended the Giants' series finale against the Colorado Rockies with teammate Nick Collison and other representatives of the team. Durant also posed for a photo with World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval.

The 6-foot-9 Durant is a former high school first baseman who lacked a power stroke.