As a whole, Matt Leinart's eight year NFL career was very disappointing, as the USC standout had trouble replicating the success he had in college once he reached the NFL back in 2006. But it sounds like his quarterbacking skills were rejuvenated a bit over the weekend, however, with a little help from Wizards point guard John Wall.
Leinart, Wall, and many other athletes -- like JaVale McGee, Terrell Owens, Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Kevin Durant -- participated in the third annual Athletes vs. Cancer flag football game on Sunday at UCLA's Drake Stadium, an event hosted by Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg. And according to Leinart, Wall was a key part of a deep receiving corps that had no trouble finding the end zone:
— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) August 24, 2015
Wall didn't just spend time catching passes, though. At one point, he and Durant, a guy that Wizards fans seem to be mildly interested in having play with the team at some point in his career, squared off for a jump ball and, in the process, came extremely close to high-fiving/holding hands/grasping forearms. See for yourself:
— Wizards Legion (@wizardslegion) August 24, 2015
Here's a closer look:
Some clear hand/wrist contact between Wall and Durant here. pic.twitter.com/2qj98UL1Jf
— Peter Hailey (@p_hail2189) August 24, 2015
The result of that play is unknown, but one would think the height differential between the two NBA players would have led to Durant hauling in the pass. However -- and more importantly -- it was just another small interaction between Wall and Durant that could end up having major consequences in the future.
By the way, did Scot McCloughan ever call the Thunder and talk to them about having Durant play tight end for the Redskins? That may be something worth exploring...
Thanks to @jakewhitacre for sharing.