The hardcore fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA) already knows the star player of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Yes, we are talking about none other than Kevin Durant himself.
Kevin Durant is an American basketball player who played for the Golden State Warriors but transferred to Brooklyn Nets in 2019 when the Golden State Warriors won the NBA finals two times.
Further, Kevin Durant is one of the highest-earning NBA players mainly due to his brand endorsement deals with FootLocker and Nike.
He has also contributed to the Players Tribune in recent years as a Photographer and writer.
Known as one of the most loving people in the NBA, Kevin has also participated in the Olympics.
However, with all the success he has had in his career, he continues to remain humble.
In this article, you will find all that you need to know about Kevin Durant.
Here are some quick and clear facts just if you did not know about the talented Kevin Durant.
|Full name||Kevin Wayne Durant|
|Date of birth||September 29th, 1988|
|Age||35 Years Old|
|Birthplace||Washington DC, U.S.|
|Education||University of Texas|
|Father’s name||Wayne Pratt|
|Mother’s name||Wanda Durant|
|Height||6 feet and 11 inches|
|Hair color||Dark Brown|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||$170 million|
|Siblings||One Sister and Two Brothers|
|Position||Small forward/Power forward|
|Current team||Brooklyn Nets|
|Social Media||Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube|
|Debut year||2007 AD|
|Merch||Biography, Rise Above And Shoot, Spalding Basketball|
Kevin Durant: Early Life
Kevin Durant was born on 29th September of 1988. He was born in Washington DC of United States of America.
His father’s name is Wayne Pratt, and his mother’s name is Wanda Durant. He has three siblings.
One of them is a sister named Brianna Durant, and the other two are brothers named Tony and Rayvonne.
However, when Durant was an infant, his father abandoned the family, and his parents soon got divorced. The athlete and his siblings were raised by his grandmother Barbara Davis.
Kevin and his siblings were raised in Prince George County, which in the outskirts of Washington DC.
When he was just a teen, he was already unusually tall.
When he was in middle school, his favorite team was the Toronto Raptors, and he idolized Vince Carter.
Further, the player was in the Amateur Athletic Union and became friends with future NBA players.
He reconnected with his father, and his father took him to basketball tournaments all over the country.
For his education, he went to the National Christian Academy and then transferred to Oak Hill Academy.
But for his senior year, he went to Montrose Christian School, where he continued to play basketball throughout his high school year with a 6ft and 7 inches height.
After graduating from high school, he considered Duke University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville.
But in the end, he chose the University of Texas because he wanted a college with a lesser-known program to make his own path.
By the end of the freshman year of his college, he was named the Washington Post All-Met Player of the year.
And the Most Valuable Player of the Year in the 2006 McDonald All American Game.
Kevin Durant: Physical Appearance
Kevin is known for his striking height of six feet and eleven inches. He weighs around 238 lbs. His body measurement is unknown till now.
Similarly, the player has dark brown hair and similar dark brown eyes. He is in excellent shape and has an athletic body from his well-maintained diet.
He has a dark complexion.
Kevin Durant: Personal Life
Kevin Durant is an American citizen who is an avid Christian and has religious tattoos on his stomach, neck, and back. His ethnicity is black.
In a lifetime movie, The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, he has shown how he is extremely close with his mother.
Despite being a grown-up, he still enjoys video games like a kid and is very outspoken and straightforward about it.
Being born in September, he is a Libra. Libras are air signs and known to be very sociable.
Similarly, they love spending time around people and are often termed by genuine and romantics.
Libras are diplomatic and tactful. They strive for perfection, and failure scares them, which is a trait well displayed by Kevin Durant.
Since he stepped into the spotlight, Kevin Durant had a wild dating life.
He is single and of the most eligible bachelor’s in NBA; however, it is not easy to tie him down.
Kevin was first linked to another basketball player called Monica Wright.
Monica Wright is a player in the WNBA, and they were dating in 2015 but soon separated.
After that, he dated Jasmine Shine until 2016. Kevin was also dating model Amy Sehab at one point.
But in 2018, he was spotted with Cassandra Anderson right after his NBA win with the golden state Warriors. But they broke up in October of 2018.
Similarly, he was recently rumored to be dating Apryl Jones, but both have not confirmed the rumor. So Kevin Durant continues to be the heartthrob of many women fans.
Kevin Durant: Professional Career
After just one year in college, Kevin was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 2007.
He scored 18 points, five rebounds, and three steals against the Denver Nuggets in his debut game.
He was given the title of NBA Rookie of the year in 2007 with an average of 20 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds.
Oklahoma City Thunders
Starting in the 2008 season, Kevin Durant was seen in the blue, orange, and yellow collars of Oklahoma City thunders.
By the end of the 2008 season, he grabbed the honor of the most improved player.
Similarly, in the 2009 season, he was selected for his first NBA All-Star game. He had a scoring average of 30.1, making him the youngest NBA scoring champion.
In the 2010 season, he signed an extended contract with the Thunders.
The 2011 season was shortened where Durant scored his first 50 scores in a game, and in that year, he was named NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player of the Year.
Similarly, the team defeated Denver Nuggets, The lakers, and The San Antonio Spurs but lost to Miami Heats in the final.
In the 2013 season, he surpassed the Michael Jordan record for scoring 25 points or more in consecutive 41 games.
But the next season, he struggled against the Memphis Grizzlies, and The Oklahoman termed him Mr. Unreliable for his play.
In his final season with the Thunders in 2016, he scored an average of 28.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Golden State Warriors
Tribune Kevin announced that he was moving onto the Golden State Warriors for the 2017 season.
He signed a two-year deal worth 54 million dollars with them, but they received negative comments from the fans.
He made his debut with the Warriors against the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 27 points in the game.
In March, Kevin suffered from a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise, which forced him to miss 19 games at the end of the season.
Similarly, in the 2017 NBA Playoff, the Warriors reached the final, which was Durant’s third finals.
He scored 38 points, 8 assists, and 8 rebounds, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Warriors took the trophy home, and Durant was named Final MVP Player in 2017.
In his final season with the warriors, he fell and suffered from an Achilles tendon injury which led him to be benched.
The warriors lost against the Raptors in the finals.
Durant joined the Brooklyn Nets on the 6th of July after the July Moratorium ended. The nets took him via a sign and deal trade.
But he did not appear in any of the games that season.
And on March 17th of 2020, Durant tested positive for Covid-19 and underwent isolation.
But since then, he has recovered and soon will be back on the court.
Kevin Durant: Net Worth
Durant is one of the highest-earning players of all time. Recently he has signed a $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2019.
It is one of the biggest contracts in the NBA.
Further, Kevin has earned about 65 million dollars from his past endeavors in NBA with Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunders.
He has also signed almost $36 million worth of brand endorsement deals with Nike, Gatorade, Genetic electric, 2k sports, and Degree.
Kevin durant has a net worth of 170 million us dollars . He has salary of 29 million us dollars.
He owns several properties in Oklahoma city. Recently, he bought a 1.93 million dollar property in 2013.
Durant has a mansion in Malibu of California, worth 12 million dollars. He is certainly living a luxurious life.
Similarly, Kevin is also engaged in philanthropic causes. He has donated 1 million dollars to the American Red Cross Society for the victims of the Moore Tornado in 2013.
He also runs a non-profit organization by the name of Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.
Further, it helps underprivileged people with educational and athletic programs.
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Kevin Durant: Social Media
Kevin is enthusiastic when it comes to social media platforms.
In 2017 he visited the youtube headquarters and made an official account where he uploads live-stream.
His Youtube account has over 771 thousand subscribers.
Similarly, his Facebook account has 12 million followers.
Recently, Kevin came into the limelight when a fan Tweeted and said, “I paid too much money for him to be chilling.”
Again, The player replied to a tweet about Shohei Ohtani, saying, ” Different breed. Trading for him now in the show, trea turner might have to dip, lol.”
What jersey number did Kevin wear in college?
When the player was at the University of Texas, he wore the jersey number 35, later retired.
How many champion rings does Kevin have?
Kevin has two champion rings from 2017 and 2018.