Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. He played nine seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. Durant was a heavily recruited high school prospect who was widely regarded as the second-best player in his class. In college, he won numerous year-end awards and became the first freshman to be named Naismith College Player of the Year. As a professional, he has won two NBA championships, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, two Finals MVP Awards, two NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Awards, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and two Olympic gold medals.
|Born:||September 29, 1988, Washington, D.C.|
|Listed height:||6 ft 10 in|
|Listed weight:||240 lb|
|High school:||National Christian Academy, (Fort Washington, Maryland), Oak Hill Academy, (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia), Montrose Christian School, (Rockville, Maryland)|
|Position:||Small forward / Power forward|
|NBA draft:||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2, Seattle SuperSonics|
|Twitter:||Kevin Durant's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Kevin Durant's IMDb|
About Kevin Durant
High-scoring NBA forward who became the youngest player in league history to win the NBA scoring title during the 2009-2010 season. He was named NBA MVP as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2014. He won back-to-back NBA Championships in 2017 and 2018 with the Golden State Warriors and also took home NBA Finals MVP honors both years. In 2019, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.
He adopted his jersey number, 35, in honor of his childhood coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered when he was 35.
During his only season at the University of Texas, he averaged 25.8 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. He was then selected 2nd overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, who soon became the Oklahoma City Thunder.
He was one of Wanda and Wayne Pratt's four children. He was raised by his grandmother, Barbara Davis.
His Thunder team lost to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2012 NBA Finals.
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