Kevin Wayne Durant or more famously known as KD is a small forward for the Brooklyn Nets. Hailing from Washington D.C , Kevin Durant was born on the 29th of September in 1988. He grew up with his siblings in Prince George’s County. His parents, Wanda and Wayne were divorced and so KD was raised by his mom and grandmother
Growing Up He was a fan of the Toronto Raptors and his favorite player is Vince Carter. Kevin Durant had his eyes set on being a future NBA player from a very young age.
He played Amateur Athletic union for various teams and he wore the jersey number 35 to honor, Charles Craig. his AAU coach who was murdered at the age of 35.
|Date of Birth||29/09/1988|
|Net Worth||$170 Million|
|Current Team||Brooklyn Nets|
|Overall Pick||2nd pick round 1|
After completing his schooling from the Montrose Christian School he decided to commit to the University of Texas. KD had initially considered Duke and Kentucky but he decided to set his own path. Kevin Durant averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebound and 1.3 assists er game in 2006-07 college season. His team, the Texas Longhorns finished with a 25-10 record.
Kevin also won various awards in college including the John R. Wooden Award and was the first freshman to win the national player of the year awards. He also had his jersey number, 35 retired by the Texas Longhorns
Kevin Durant was a second pick in the 2007 NBA draft. He was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics. It did not take long for KD to prove that he is a star to watch. In his first match against the Nuggets, Kevin Durant put up 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. He also won Rookie of the year and joined LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony as the only teenagers to average 20 points per game in an entire season.
In 2007, KD got called up to the United States National Team training camp and he was selected to represent USA in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Kevin Durant averaged a total of 22.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He also received an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2012 Olympics and set a record for the total points scored in an Olympic basketball game
The Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma and became the Oklahoma City Thunder right after Kevin Durant’s rookie year. This was the year that Kevin Durant was joined by Russell Westbrook. Kevin Durant had yet another remarkable season and was also a candidate for the Most Improved Player in the 2008-09 season. In the 2009-10 season he went on to become the Youngest NBA Scoring Champion and he averaged 30.1 points per game.
Kevin Durant achieved a career high of 54 points in the 2013-14 NBA season. This was the season that Kevin Durant peaked in his career. KD averaged 35.9 points per game and he had a minimum of 30 points in 12 straight games. Kevin Durant was voted the Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season and his MVP speech is till date one of the best. Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016 and signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2016.
After signing with the Golden State Warriors on a two year, $54.3 million contract, Kevin looked happy to play alongside, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and the Warriors looked unstoppable, In the 2017 season, Kevin Durant suffered from a grade 2 MCL sprain which made him miss 19 games but KD came back just in time for the playoffs. He helped the Warriors get to their third straight Finals .
The warriors were up against the Cavaliers and in game 1 KD had 38 points and the Warriors had a 3-0 lead. Kevin Durant was also the top scorer for ever GSW final game that season with an average of 35.p points again out of which 55.5 percent was from the field and 92.7 percent from the free throw line. he was also crowned the NBA Finals MVP
The following season, Kevin Durant resigned with the Warriors after declined the $27.7 Million player option. In the 2017-18 season Kevin Durant became the second youngest player to reach the 20,000 points. Kevin Durant was a key player in the Warriors roster and he helped lead them to yet another finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors were trailing 3-2 and in game 6, Kevin Durant saved themselves from elimination and pushed for a game 7. Kevin Durant scored 34 points in game 7 and helped the Golden State Warriors go back to back and he also won his second Finals MVP award
Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors on a two-year contract with a player option in the second year. The 2018-19 season, was a season where the warriors were chasing a Three-peat. Kevin Durant and the Warriors reached yet another Playoff and in the semifinals of the Western Conference against the Houston Rockets, Kevin suffered a right calf strain and he missed nine games. KD did come back to play game 5 in the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors but he had to leave the court two minutes into the second quarter when he tried to drive in. He suffered from a Achilles Tendon Injury. the Warriors lost the NBA finals that season to the Toronto Raptors.
Kevin Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 and entered a sign -and-trade- deal. Kevin Durant however did not play at all in the 2019-20 season and he decided to recover from his injury. He also tested positive for Covid.
On the 22nd of December, 2020, KD made his debut for the Brooklyn Nets and it was a comeback, he put up 22 points in his first game for the nets against the Golden State Warriors.
During the 2021 regular season, Kevin averaged a total of 26.9 points , 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assist per game. He helped the Brooklyn Nets reach the playoffs and he is averaging a total of 31.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
According to sources, Kevin Durant has an estimated net worth of approximately 170 Million United States Dollars as of the year 2021
Kevin was first represented by Rob Pelinka but he left in 2013 and signed with Roc Nation group, which was lead by Rapper Jay-Z.
Kevin Durant had various endorsement deals with brands like Nike, Gatorade, Sprint, Panini , General Electric as well as 2k. . He also went on to become the fourth highest paid basketball player in the year 2013 after earning $35 million
Footlocker had also released a series of commercials. In those commercials KD was called the nicest guy in the NBA. He also partnered with KIND snacks and launched a website to make a statement that being kind is not a sign of weakness.
KD also became a minority of MLS side Philadelphia Union in 2020. He acquired a 5% stake with the possibility of adding another 5 in the future
This MVP has also been a part of various philanthropic causes. He pledged $1 million to the Red Cross for the 2013 victims of the Moore tornado, Seeing his generosity, Nike and Thunder matched Kevin’s donation. KD is also a spokesperson for P’Tones Records which is a non profit after-school music program.
Kevin Durant starred in the 2012 children’s film, Thunderstruck.INI the year 2017, he entered into a meeting with YouTube and on April 7th, he made an account where he uploaded live stream vlogs,
In 2018, Kevin Durant partnered with Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television to create a basketball scripted drama for Apple. In 2020, Thirty Five ventures, Kevin’s company produced Basketball County which was a documentary about youth basketball in Prince George County.
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