Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player. Durant was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He has a YouTube channel where he uploads live-stream vlogs.
Kevin Durant Personal Life
Kevin Durant was born on 29th September 1988, in Washington, D.C., United States to Wayne Pratt and Wanda Durant. He has a sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne. When Kevin was an infant, his father left his family and later Kevin’s parents got divorced. When he became 13 years old, his father returned to his life and traveled with him to different parts of the country for basketball tournaments.
On 7th April 2017, he created a YouTube account and soon began to upload live-stream vlogs onto it. In 2020, his business venture Thirty Five Ventures produced Basketball County, a documentary about youth basketball in Durant’s home county of Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Kevin Durant Career
Durant was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. In his first regular season game, 19-year-old Durant had 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists against the Denver Nuggets. After Durant’s debut season in 2008, the SuperSonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City, became the Thunder, and changed their colors to blue, orange, and yellow. Averaging 30.1 points per game, Durant became the NBA’s youngest leading scorer and was named to his first All-NBA team.
In 2010, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Thunder worth approximately $86 million. On February 19, during the lockout-shortened 2011–12 season, Durant recorded his first career 50-point game with 51 points against the Denver Nuggets.
Before the start of the 2014–15 season, Durant was diagnosed with a fracture in Jones’ right foot and was sidelined for six to eight weeks. He later missed the first 17 games of the year and made his season debut with the Thunder on December 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans. On December 18, he injured his ankle against the Golden State Warriors and returned on December 31 against the Phoenix Suns, scoring a season-high 44 points. On March 27, he was officially sidelined for the season when he decided to undergo foot surgery.
On July 7, 2016, he signed a two-year, $54.3 million contract with Golden State that includes a player option after the first year. He made his Warriors debut on October 25 against the San Antonio Spurs and scored a team-high 27 points in the loss. In March, Durant suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain and shin contusion, forcing him to miss the final 19 games of the season. He returned from injury in time for the 2017 NBA Finals and helped the Warriors advance to their third straight Finals, becoming the first team in league history to start a season 12–0.
On July 25, 2017, he re-signed with the Warriors for less than max money, helping the franchise create enough salary cap space to keep its roster intact and add free agents. On July 7, 2018, Durant re-signed with the Warriors to a two-year, $61.5 million contract that included a player option for a second year. In Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Houston Rockets, he suffered a right calf strain and then missed Game 6, where the Warriors won the series, as well as the entire Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers, which the Warriors played. . was defeated on a four-game winning streak.
On June 30, 2019, he announced his intention to sign with the Brooklyn Nets after the July moratorium expired on July 6. Golden State general manager Joe Lacob announced on July 1 that the Warriors will no longer issue Durant’s number 35. He signed with Brooklyn on July 7th. On December 22, 2020, he made his Nets debut and had 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 125–99 win over the Golden State Warriors. On January 14, 2021, James Harden was traded to the Nets in a four-team blockbuster that reunites Durant with his former Thunder teammate. On April 2, the NBA fined him $50,000 for private messages he sent via social media to actor Michael Rapaport over a dispute.
On August 8, 2021, he signed a four-year, $198 million contract extension with the Brooklyn Nets. On June 30, 2022, it was reported that Durant requested a trade from the Nets. Durant’s preferred trade destinations were the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat. On August 24, 2022, Durant rescinded his trade request after meeting with Nets management. On February 9, 2023, the Nets traded Durant and T.J. Warren to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, four unprotected first-round picks and a 2028 first-round pick.
In 2010, he was named to the national team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and became team leader due to the unavailability of other All-Star players, who were prioritized. In December, he was named the 2010 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year for the first time in his career. He joined Team USA on the 2016 Olympic team, where he led them to a gold medal. Between 2010 and 2021, Durant played in 31 official games with the US Senior Men’s National Team at major FIBA tournaments.
Kevin Durant Relationship
In 2020, he got engaged to WNBA Minnesota Lynx star Monica Wright. The couple met in the 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American Game.
Kevin Durant Business
In October 2022, he became an investor in a professional pickleball team with his business partner, Rich Kleiman, via their Thirty Five Ventures (35V) firm.
In 2013, he opened KD’s Southern Cuisine in the Bricktown neighborhood.
On June 15, 2020, Durant became a minority owner of MLS’s Philadelphia Union, acquiring a 5% interest. In August 2021, Durant announced a partnership between his multimedia company Boardroom and cannabis technology company Weedmaps to develop a series of original content, with Weedmaps becoming an official sponsor of Boardroom.
Kevin Durant Education
Durant attended the National Christian Academy in Maryland before transferring to Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland. He then played one season of college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin before declaring for the NBA draft.
Kevin Durant Net Worth
Kevin Durant has a net worth of approximately $180 million. He earns through his salary as a basketball player, as well as through endorsements and investments. On 22 December 2021, he signed a deal with Coinbase to serve as a brand ambassador.
He owns several properties in the Oklahoma City area and in 2013 put his primary residence in the affluent Club Villa area up for sale for $1.95 million.
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Kevin Durant Physicals Stats
|6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
|240 lb (109 kg)
Kevin Durant Wiki/Bio
|Kevin Wayne Durant
|Date of Birth
|29 September 1988
|Washington, D.C., United States
|Small forward / Power forward
|Rayvonne Pratt, Brianna Pratt, Tony Pratt
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