Kevin Durant was the fourth child of his African-American parents, Wanda Pratt and Wayne Pratt. Within a few months, his father, Kevin, left them, and as a result, he grew up with his mother and grandmother and enrolled in schools that actively played basketball, such as the National Christian Academy, Oak Hill, and so on. Kevin did not stay away from his father for long, and finally traveled to Maryland with him for basketball at the age of thirteen; He was about 1.8 meters tall at the time and chose the number 35 to pay tribute to his coach at the Amateur Players’ Union, who was killed at the age of 35.
Early life of Kevin Durant
His father divorced his mother as a child and his grandmother raised him, but at the age of 13 his father returned and they traveled to Maryland together for basketball games. At the age of 13.14, he was relatively tall at 183 cm. His friends there are Ty Lawson and Michael Beasley. He loved playing for his favorite Toronto Raptors, and his favorite player was Vince Carter. In his third year in high school basketball, he grew to 201cm and became the second player to do so.
Kevin Durant University
Kevin Durant joined the Texas team at the university and entered the field as a key player in all 35 games of the season, but despite his brilliance in the tournament, the Texas team lost to the University of Southern California for the second time and dropped out of the tournament. Kevin Durant was selected as one of the top 12 players in 2007. At the end of the season, with an average of 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds per game, he was recognized as one of the candidates for the award for the best basketball player of the first year. Kevin Durant won the NABC Division I Player of the Year that year.
Kevin Durant ‘s Activities
On June 28, 2007, in the NBA Draft, Seattle SuperSonics selected Kevin Durant in the second lottery selection. The Portland TrailBlazers team also selected Greg Oden in the first selection of the young lottery center. Kevin Durant signed a seven-year, $ 60 million deal with Nike earlier this season. Adidas also offered a $ 70 million contract to Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant scored 42 points and 13 rebounds in his last game of the 2007-2007 season to record his first Double-Double in the NBA. At the end of the season, Kevin Durant was selected as the most scoring newcomer to the league. He was also named the top newcomer to the Eastern Conference in November and December 2007 and January, March and April 2008.
On July 7, 2016, Kevin Durant signed a two-year, $ 54 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. In the season finale, he averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists, making him the MVP of the final.
Kevin Durant reached the final with the Warriors in the 2017-18 season for the second year in a row, the Warriors’ fourth consecutive year, and won his second title with a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James. Kevin Durant became the most valuable player in the 2018 final, averaging 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists, as well as his highest playoff point in the third game of the final with 43 points.
Kevin Durant’s comments on the players’ business activities
Kevin Durant, who has played in 10 All-Star games and is one of the most valuable players in the NBA, also spoke about the players’ business activities:
Some days I hate this league. That players are so involved in basketball. This can change the mentality of the players. Sometimes I do not like to be with the managers and politicians who are around.
Success in the NBA
In 2007, Kevin was sent by the NBA Seattle Supersonic (however, the team soon officially relocated to a different name – “Oklahoma City Thunder”). Durant’s first appearance in the most prestigious basketball league was very successful – according to the results of the season, he was declared “rookie of the year”.
Durant played an amazing game in the 2009/2010 season – according to statistics, he averaged 30 points per game for the team. He then became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, and that was a record – before Durant, no one was given that title at such a young age.
He became the strongest shooter in the other two seasons – 2011/2012 and 2013/2014. It should be added that in the 2013/2014 season, Durant was also named the Most Valuable Champion.
In the summer of 2016, Kevin announced his decision to move from Oklahoma City to the Golden State Warriors. And literally the following season, Durant, along with his new teammates, became the NBA champion – for the first time in his career.
Kevin’s ements include the fact that he was on the NBA iconic team five times and played in the traditional All-Star game eight times.
Filming in cinemas
In 2012, Kevin Durant appeared as himself in John Whitsel’s comedy Thunderstruck. This has been the only basketball player in the cinema so far.
In Thunderbolt, Brian, a clumsy teenager, mysteriously acquires the talent of Kevin Durant. Brian quickly becomes the best on the school team, while two-meter Kevin usually avoids falling into the ring. Meanwhile, the NBA is approaching the playoffs and Durant must immediately regain his lost abilities. The collection of paintings in the states was about 587 thousand dollars.
In 2013, Kevin Durant proposed to his longtime girlfriend Monica Wright (he is also a basketball player). Monica and Quinn have been friends since school, then they started dating, and at times, the athlete decided to take the relationship to a whole new level. However, they never got married – Durant himself broke off the engagement and canceled the wedding.
The basketball star also had an affair with Instagram model Yasmin Shint. Interestingly, Quinn carefully hid the connection, but it was still known to the public. Also, the athlete is with the famous hip hop singer Letoya Luckett (this is a member of the band “Destiny’s Child”) and TV presenter Rachel DeMita.
And recently, the media reported that Durant had a new relationship – with the Brazilian Sabrina model. But Kevin is not officially married yet and he has no children.
Kevin Durant Honors
– 2 times NBA championship
– 2 times the best player of the final
– 1 time MVP award
– 1 time the best player of All Star
– 5 times in the first team of the year
– 2 times in the second team of the year
– 4 times the most scoring player of the year
– 1 time the best player of All-Star Growing Stars