Kevin Durant played one season of college basketball for the Texas Longhorns and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft.
69 Facts About Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant played nine seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning consecutive NBA championships and NBA Finals MVP Awards in 2017 and 2018.
Kevin Durant was a heavily recruited high school prospect who was widely regarded as the second-best player in his class.
In 2021, Kevin Durant was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.
Kevin Durant won gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.
Kevin Durant has developed a reputation for philanthropy and regularly leads the league in All-Star votes and jersey sales.
Kevin Durant was born on September 29,1988, in Washington, DC, to Wanda and Wayne Pratt.
When Kevin Durant was an infant, his father deserted the family; Wanda and Wayne eventually divorced, and Kevin Durant's grandmother Barbara Davis helped raise him.
Kevin Durant has a sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne.
Kevin Durant played Amateur Athletic Union basketball for several teams in the Maryland area and was teammates with future NBA players Michael Beasley, Greivis Vasquez, and Ty Lawson, the first of whom Durant remains friends with to this day.
Kevin Durant had visited University of Connecticut and University of North Carolina, and said he considered Duke University, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville.
Kevin Durant was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect of 2006, behind Greg Oden.
Kevin Durant had stated that he would have declared for the 2006 NBA draft if the NBA had not introduced the one-and-done rule, where his favorite team growing up, the Toronto Raptors, had the first overall pick.
Kevin Durant was selected as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, after Greg Oden was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the first pick of the draft.
Kevin Durant joined Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as the only teenagers in league history to average at least 20 points per game over an entire season.
At the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend, Kevin Durant set a Rookie Challenge record with 46 points.
Kevin Durant finished the year with a scoring average of 28 points per game, representing his third straight scoring title.
In Game 1 of the first round against the Dallas Mavericks, Kevin Durant hit a game-winner with 1.5 seconds remaining.
The Thunder finished the year with 59 wins and Kevin Durant was voted the NBA Most Valuable Player behind averages of 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game.
Kevin Durant responded by scoring 36 points in a Game 6 victory.
In Game 4, Kevin Durant tied his playoff career high with 41 points in a Thunder win.
Kevin Durant chose life alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the greatest shooting backcourt in history, and he chose to go against Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green, two elite defenders, in practices rather than in Western Conference finals games.
In Game 1 of the series, Kevin Durant had 38 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Warriors past LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Golden State eventually finished the year with 58 wins and Kevin Durant set a career high for blocks in season with 119.
In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Kevin Durant scored 37 points in a win over the higher-seeded Houston Rockets.
The Warriors staved off elimination in Game 6, and in Game 7, Kevin Durant scored 34 points, helping Golden State return to the Finals with a series-clinching victory.
Golden State ultimately swept Cleveland and clinched a second straight championship; with averages of 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, Kevin Durant won his second Finals MVP Award.
On July 7,2018, Kevin Durant re-signed with the Warriors, on a reported two-year, $61.5 million contract, which included a player option for the second year.
Kevin Durant limped off the court and was helped to the locker room.
On June 30,2019, Kevin Durant announced that he planned to sign with the Brooklyn Nets after the July moratorium ended on July 6.
In Game 1 of the First Round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics, Kevin Durant passed Jerry West for 8th place on the NBA all-time playoff career scoring list.
On June 30,2022, it was reported that Kevin Durant had requested a trade from the Nets.
Kevin Durant's preferred trade destinations were the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat.
The favorites to land Kevin Durant were the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, two teams which he had been interested in.
Kevin Durant passed Vince Carter for 19th on the NBA all-time career scoring list.
Kevin Durant scored at least 25 points in each of the first seven games of the season, the most in franchise history.
Kevin Durant became just the 19th player all-time to reach 26,000 career points.
Kevin Durant tied Michael Jordan for the sixth most consecutive 25-point games to start a season with 16.
Kevin Durant passed John Havlicek and Paul Pierce for 16th place on the NBA all-time career scoring list.
On January 26, Kevin Durant was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, marking his 13th overall selection and 11th as a starter.
Kevin Durant was ruled out roughly 15 minutes before the opening tip-off.
In Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Nuggets, Kevin Durant passed Karl Malone to climb into seventh place for NBA postseason scoring.
In February 2007, Kevin Durant received an invitation to the United States national team training camp.
Kevin Durant was finally selected to the national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and became their leader as other All-Stars were unavailable, a role he downplayed.
In December, Kevin Durant was named 2010 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year for the first time in his career.
At the 2012 Olympics, Kevin Durant set the record for total points scored in an Olympic basketball tournament.
Less than a month before the start of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Kevin Durant announced that he would be dropping out of the competition, citing mental and physical exhaustion as reasons for his departure.
Kevin Durant rejoined Team USA on the 2016 Olympic team, where he led them to a gold medal.
In recognition of his performances, Kevin Durant was named the 2016 co-USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year, along with Carmelo Anthony, for the second time in his career.
Kevin Durant committed to playing on the 2020 Olympic team, delayed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevin Durant entered the Games ranked second in US men's Olympic basketball history with 311 career points, needing 25 to match Anthony's record of 336.
Kevin Durant led Team USA to a gold medal, and FIBA named him the tournament's MVP.
Kevin Durant is one of just four US male basketball athletes to play in three or more Olympics.
In recognition of his accomplishments in the tournament, Kevin Durant was named 2021 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year for the third time in his career.
From 2010 to 2021, Kevin Durant played with the senior men's United States national team in 31 official games, in major FIBA tournaments, averaging 20.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Kevin Durant, who has led the US in scoring in all three of his Olympic appearances and at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, owns eight US Olympic men's career records, including the top spot for points, points averaged, field goals made and attempted, 3-point field goals made and attempted and free throws made and attempted.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Kevin Durant has earned All-NBA honors ten times and was voted Rookie of the Year in his debut season.
Kevin Durant has won an MVP Award and finished second in the voting three times, a trend that he has expressed frustration over.
Kevin Durant is very close with his mother, Wanda, a relationship that was detailed in the Lifetime movie The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story.
Kevin Durant owns several properties in the Oklahoma City area and listed his primary residence, located in the affluent Club Villa neighborhood, for sale for $1.95 million in 2013.
Kevin Durant was formerly represented by agents Aaron Goodwin and Rob Pelinka.
Kevin Durant left Pelinka in 2013 and signed with the Roc Nation group, headed by Jay-Z.
Kevin Durant has endorsement deals with Nike, Sprint, Gatorade, Panini, General Electric, and 2K Sports.
Kevin Durant has admitted to feeling more genuine in Golden State as opposed to Oklahoma City, where he was "just trying to please everybody".
Kevin Durant's generosity inspired the Thunder and Nike to match his donation.
Kevin Durant is a spokesperson for the Washington, DC branch of P'Tones Records, a nationwide non-profit after-school music program.
Kevin Durant served as an executive producer and appeared in interviews.
Kevin Durant was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2018.