The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant holds the Finals MVP trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 12, 2017. (Photo by Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS

Kevin Durant (Photo credit: Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Gigantic "Kevin Durant" Flies In To Oakland On Alaska Airlines Flight

May 31, 2018 - 2:47 pm

OAKLAND (KCBS Radio) - An Alaska Airlines flight bearing the likeness of Golden State Warriors' forward Kevin Durant arrived at Oakland International Airport Thursday morning.

The airline tweeted "...we just unveiled the perfect good luck charm,"

Flight 334 from Seattle, Washington made it to Oakland, just in time for the first game of the NBA Finals. Seattle happens to be where Durant began his professional basketball career with the SuperSonics, before they moved to Oklahoma and became The Thunder. 

Seattle is also the location for Alaska Airlines' corporate headquarters.

Warriors' Hype Man, Franco Finn captured video of the plane's arrival:

The 50 foot wide image of Durant is comprised of over 30 decal pieces, covers both sides and takes up 560 square feet of the Boeing 737 plane.

Together, Alaska Airlines and Kevin Durant partner to develop programs and support at-risk youth groups in the Bay Area.

Tipoff starts at 6:00pm PST, of Game #1 of the NBA Finals Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.