Kevin Durant Biography
Kevin Durant (full name: Kevin Wayne Durant), is an American professional basketball player, playing for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2007 NBA draft, he was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics. He has won two back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018 with Golden State.
After playing two years of high school basketball at National Christian Academy and one year at Oak Hill Academy, Durant transferred to Montrose Christian School for his senior year. Prior to the start of the season, he committed to the University of Texas. At the conclusion of the year, he was named the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year, as well as the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 McDonald’s All-American Game. He was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect of 2006.
He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, where he won numerous year-end awards and became the first freshman to be named Naismith College Player of the Year. In 2007, he was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA draft.
After his rookie season, the team relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder. Behind Durant’s leadership and his pairing with All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, the Thunder emerged as a perennial title contender, advancing as far as the NBA Finals in 2012, where they were ousted by the Miami Heat. He played nine seasons in Oklahoma City before signing with the Warriors in 2016, winning the championship in his debut season with the team.
He has won an NBA championship, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two Olympic gold medals. Durant has also been selected to seven All-NBA teams and eight NBA All-Star teams.
Kevin Durant Age
Durant is 30 years old as of 2018. He was born on September 29, 1988 in Suitland, Maryland, United States.
Kevin Durant Family
Durant was born into the family of Wanda Durant and Wayne Pratt. His parents got divorced while he was young after his father deserted the family. Barbara Davis, his grandmother, helped raise him. Hie father showed back in his life when Durant was 13 years old and traveled the country with him to basketball tournaments.
Kevin Durant Mom
Kevin’s mother is Wanda Durant. The Golden State Warriors player is very close to his mother, a relationship that was detailed in the Lifetime movie The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story.
Kevin Durant Siblings – Kevin Durant Brother
Durant has three siblings: one sister by the name, Brianna, and two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne. Durant and his siblings grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on the eastern outskirts of Washington, D.C.
Kevin Durant Girlfriend – Kevin Durant Wife
Durant is not married, neither has he ever been married yet. He was close though, as he was engaged to Monica Wright, a point guard in the WNBA but the engagement was called off. He then dated Real estate agent, Cassandra Anderson. The two broke up in October 2018.
He is however rumored to be dating Amy Shehab, an Instagram model. Neither Durant nor Shehab have confirmed the speculation.
Kevin Durant Weight
He weighs 240 lbs (108.9 kg).
Kevin Durant Height
Durant has a height of 6 ft 9 (2.06 m).
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Kevin Durant Points
Kelvin is one of the greatest scorers of his generation. He has reached the 20,000th point in his career, 22,322 to be precise in February 2019. He is only the 44th player in NBA history to score more than 20,000 points.
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Durant is a Christian and goes to chapel before every game and has religious tattoos on his stomach, wrist, and back.
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Kevin Durant Rumors: Knicks Officials ‘Very’ Optimistic They Can Sign Star
Published: February 1, 2019
Trading away Kristaps Porzingis in a seven-player deal Thursday was a shocking move from the New York Knicks, but they believe this could be the first step in acquiring Kevin Durant in the offseason.
According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the team is widely known to be targeting Durant, and it’s very possible the move could happen in free agency this summer.
“Some rival executives even reported that Knicks officials themselves have been expressing a very high level of optimism on this front,” Amick reported.
While Thursday’s trade netted Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first-round draft picks, the team was also able to clear the contracts of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee in exchange for the expiring contracts of Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan.
Durant would obviously be the big prize as he can hit the open market if he declines his $31.5 million option for next season.
The Golden State Warriors star is in his third season with the team and has already won two NBA titles, but the camaraderie might have worn out. He and Draymond Green had a heated argument earlier this season, and Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reported in November that Durant’s impending free agency was a big issue.
Several Warriors reportedly believe he is headed elsewhere next season.
Durant also told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports in December that he wants to get “as much money as I can” in his next contract, which would be a change from his short-term deals the past few years with Golden State.
This all indicates he won’t be back with the Warriors, although there is no guarantee he would sign with the Knicks, especially without any other proven pieces on the roster.
Amick listed Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving as another possibility for New York, but the team will likely need to do a lot of convincing after a lost 2018-19 season.