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George Overbey (@groverbey)

Be bold when you tweet at celebrities. Oklahoma State University senior George Overbey was, and he got to play flag football game with a professional basketball star and scored coverage on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

Overbey found his way into the spotlight by replying to a tweet by National Basketball Association star Kevin Durant, who was seeking a football game to break the boredom of the NBA lockout. Durant stunned Overbey and the sports world when he accepted the offer. “Social media really is amazing,” Overbey tweeted the day after the game.

UPDATE, Dec. 1: The Durant tweet that led to him joining Overbey’s flag football game earned the No. 4 spot on Twitter’s list of the top 10 tweets of 2011.

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