|Popular Name:||Kevin Durant|
|Birth Name:||Kevin Wayne Durant|
|Birth Date:||29th September 1988|
|Birth Place:||Washington, D.C.|
|Net Worth:||$170 Million|
Kevin Wayne Durant popularly known as Kevin Durant is a professional basketball player who plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He began on his path as a sportsman by playing one season of college basketball at the University of Texas and was chosen as the second overall pick by Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA draft of 2007.
He played 9 seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in the year 2008, before signing for the Golden State Warriors in the year 2016, winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018.
Kevin Durant Early Life
Kevin Wayne Durant was born on 29 September 1988 in Washington, D.C. United States. He is the son of Wayne Praff and Wanda Durant. After his parents’ divorce, he was raised by his grandmother, along with his sister, Brianna, and two brothers, Rayvonne and Tony.
Kevin Durant was a student of the National Christian Academy in Maryland and also the Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. He transferred to the Montrose Christian School for his senior school year after which he attended the University of Texas where he began playing basketball actively.
Kevin Durant Career
Although Kevin Durant started playing basketball while in college, his professional career journey started when he was selected by the basketball team Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. He has been active in the sports field since he kicked off his career in 2007.
In his first season in the NBA, he was named the league’s Rookie of the year for his remarkable performance in the games. The team relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the 2009-2010 season, his outstanding performance earned him a selection to his first NBA All-Star Game.
A five-year contract extension worth $86 million meant a massive improvement from his previous contract, and he continued to prove his worth as he surpassed Michael Jordan’s record for most consecutive games scoring 25 or more points at 41 in April in the 2013-2014 season. A fractured right foot meant he would miss most of his matches in the season.
On July 7, 2016, Kevin Durant signed a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors worth $54.3 million and continued to play there wearing jersey number 35, until he signed for his current team the Brooklyn Nets in 2019.
Awards & Achievements
During his time in college in 2007, Kevin Durant won the titles, “Naismith College Player of the Year”, “Big 12 Player of the Year”, “USBWA National Freshman of the Year”, and the “NABC Division One Player of the Year”.
After being selected to the USA national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, he led the team to its first World Championship since 1994 and earned the “FIBA World Championship” gold medal, along with the “FIBA World Championship MVP” in 2010.
Playing for the United States national team, he won gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
At the National Basketball Association, Kevin Durant won the following honors:
- NBA Rookie Challenge MVP (2009)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (2012, 2019)
- NBA Most Valuable Player (2014)
- NBA Finals MVP (2017, 2018)
- NBA Champion (2017, 2018)
Alongside several other honors, Kevin Durant has been an “NBA All-star” for ten consecutive years from 2010 to 2019.
Kevin Durant Personal Life
Throughout his career, this skillful basketball star has dated different women, including Cassandra Anderson, Ashley Champ, Jasmine Shine, and Monica Wright. At the moment, there are no known reports about his relationship status, and neither is there any related news about any known children of Kevin Durant.
He is currently single at the moment, and it looks like he’s focused only on his career. Being a man with a big heart, Kevin Durant is well known for his philanthropic activities.
Amongst others, he pledged $1 million to the “American Red Cross” for victims of the Moore Tornado in 2013. He is also associated with P’Tones Records, a non-profit after-school music program.
Standing at a height of 6 feet 9 inches, Kevin Durant weighs 109kg. He has black eyes and black hair.
Kevin Durant Net Worth
Among basketball stars such as LeBron James and Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant net worth has put him on the list of the highest-paid basketball players in the world. His wealth has come from his lucrative career as a professional basketball player who has participated actively in the sport since his debut in 2007.
Kevin Durant owns several properties in Oklahoma City. He listed his primary residence for sale for $1.95 million in 2013. That same year, he launched a restaurant “KD’s Southern Cuisine”. In 2013 he signed a contract with the Roc Nation group, led by Jay-Z.
Kevin Durant has endorsement deals with many top brands, including the likes of 2k Sports, General Electric, Panini, Gatorade, Sprint, and Nike. He also featured in the children’s film “Thunderstruck” (2012).
Earning $35 million in 2013 also contributed massively to Kevin Durant’s wealth making him the fourth highest-earning basketball player of that year.
Kevin Durant net worth is a total of $170 Million dollars.