Player Profile

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

Phoenix Suns Small forward

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :September 29, 1988
Height :6 feet 10 inches
Weight :109 kg

Kevin Wayne Durant (/dəˈrænt/ də-RANT; born September 29, 1988), also known by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the Texas Longhorns 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 consecutive NBA championships and NBA Finals MVP Awards in 2017 and 2018. After sustaining an Achilles injury in the 2019 finals, he joined the Brooklyn Nets as a free agent that summer. Following disagreements with the Nets’ front office, he requested a trade during the 2022 offseason and was traded to the Suns in 2023. He is regarded as one of the greatest players in NBA history.

Quick Facts

Full NameKevin Wayne Durant
Birth DateSeptember 29, 1988
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C., United States
NicknameDurantula, Cupcake
ReligionChristianity
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityBlack
EducationNational Christian Academy, Maryland
Oak Hill Academy, Virginia
Montrose Christian School, Maryland
University of Texas
University of Southern California
HoroscopeLibra
Father’s NameWayne Pratt
Mother’s NameWanda Durant
SiblingsOne Sister & Two Brothers
SisterBrianna Durant
Brothers
  • Tony Pratt
  • Rayvonne Pratt
Age34 Years Old
Height6’11″/211 cm/2.11 m
Weight108 kg/240 lb.
Shoe Size18 (U.S.)
BuildAthletic
Favorite FoodCrab Legs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
ProfessionBasketball Player
Playing PositionSmall Forward / Power forward
Active years  (Senior Career)2007-Present
Team
  • Seattle SuperSonics (2007 – 2008)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder (2008 – 2016)
  • Golden State Warriors (2016 – 2019)
  • Brooklyn Nets (2019 – 2023)
  • Phoenix Suns (2023-Present)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusUnmarried (Single)
Ex-Girlfriend’s Name
  • Apryl Jones (Rumors)
  • Monica Wright
  • Cassandra Anderson
  • Amy Shehab
Favorite Album‘Take Care’ By Drake
Net Worth$200 Million
Salary$42 Million
EndorsementsGatorade, Nike, Degree
Social MediaFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
MerchVinyl Figure, Signed Nike Shoes
UpdateAugust 2023

Kevin Durant  Biography, EarlyLife

Kevin was born in Washington, D.C., on the 29th of September 1988 to Wayne Pratt (father) and Wanda Durant (mother.)

His parents divorced when he was an infant, so his grandma Barbara Davis helped his mother to raise him.

Kevin grew up with his three siblings in Maryland; Tony and Rayvonne (brothers) and Brianna (sister.)

He joined National Christian School, where he played basketball for two years. Later, his father joined him in traveling to basketball tournaments when he was 13. Then, he was transferred to Oak Hill Academy for a year. Eventually, he ended up at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, where he played his senior year.

Kevin was tall from the early days of his life, as he was 6 feet in middle school and (6’11”) 2.11 m in senior level at high school.

He idolized Vince Carter of his favorite NBA team Toronto Raptors. Also, he played basketball in the Amateur Athletic Union.

Besides, the Washington Post named him the All-Met Basketball Player of the Year. Also, he received the MVP title at the McDonald’s All-American Game in 2006.

Kevin Durant: Age, Height & Weight

Durant is 34 years old, born under the sun-sign Libra. It is believed that people born with this sun sign tend to have a logical mind and fair judgment.

When talking about Kevin’s height, he stands at a great height of 2.1 meters.

This seems to be an excellent height for a basketball player like him. Likewise, he weighs around 108 kg (240 lb.) with regular physical exercise and a balanced diet plan.

Kevin’s look is incomplete without his dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. Similarly, he wears a shoe size of 18 (U.S.). Unfortunately, his body measurement is unknown at the moment.

Durant belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity and follows Christianity.

Career

Professional Career

After the first season with the Texas Longhorns, Durant declared himself available for the NBA Draft at 19.

Seattle SuperSonics

The Seattle SuperSonics poached him in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft. He debuted against the Denver Nuggets with 18 points and five rebounds.

He recorded an average of 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game in his debut NBA season.

Besides, he was the third teenager in NBA history, behind Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, to average at least 20 points in a season.

His brilliance was recognized with the NBA Rookie of the Year title.

Oklahoma City Thunder

With New Colors – Blue, Orange, & Yellow

In 2008, the SuperSonics became Thunder after moving to Oklahoma City. In the opening season with Thunder, Kevin recorded 25.3 points per game.

Also, he played at the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend, earning 46 points, a Rookie Challenge record. The following season, he earned his first NBA All-Star selection. That season, he recorded 30.1 points per game.

Durant started the 2010-11 season with an $86 million five-year contract extension with the team.

Besides, he led the team in the playoffs by defeating the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies. But they had to bow out from the next round of Conference Finals.

First NBA Finals

Durant earned the NBA All-Star MVP Award at the 2011 All-Star game. He recorded an average of 28 points per game in the 2011-2012 season.

In the playoffs, he was the key player in the Thunder’s win over Dallas, the Lakers, and San Antonio Spurs. However, they lost 4-1 against the Heat in the finals.

Kevin averaged 28.1 points per game in the 2012-13 season. Unfortunately, with the first seed in the Western Conference, the Thunder had to lose out on the playoffs’ second round.

They had defeated the Houston Rockets before losing against the Grizzles.

MVP Of The Season

Kevin had a streak of 41 games with at least 25 points that saw him surpass the record held by Michael Jordan.

He led the Thunder to 59 wins in the 2013-14 season. Individually, he achieved a 32 points average, 7.4 rebounds, and 5.5 assists per game. These stats won him the NBA’s Most Valuable Player of the season voting.

Late Days With The Thunder

Durant was forced to miss out first 17 games of the 2014-15 season with a fracture in his right foot. As a result, he appeared in only 27 games in the season with 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.

The following season, he made an NBA record of 64 consecutive games with at least 20 points. In the 2015-16 season, Durant averaged 28.2 points with 8.2 rebounds and five assists per game.

In the playoffs, he led the Thunder to win the first and second rounds against the Mavericks and Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs, respectively.

However, the run was halted as the Golden State Warriors beat them in the third round.

Golden State Warriors

Kevin signed a $54.3 million two-year deal for the Golden State Warriors in 2016. It was considered a good move for a player of his caliber.

He debuted for the Warriors in October 2016 against San Antonio Spurs. His previous team’s fans booed him when the Warriors defeated the Thunder.

NBA Finals & MVPs

In the postseason of 2016-17, Durant was a crucial player in the Warriors’ NBA Finals journey. He averaged 35.2 points with 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

The Warriors went on to win the finals against Kyrie Irving‘s Cleveland Cavaliers.

He earned the NBA Finals MVP title but declined the $27.7 million player option and became an unrestricted free agent.

Nonetheless, he re-signed with the Warriors on July 25, 2017.

He earned a career total of 20,000 points on January 10, 2018, against the Clippers. 

Later he averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists in the postseason games. The Warriors won over the Cavaliers for the second NBA Final in a row, and Durant again won the Finals MVP honor.

Final Season With The Warriors

Durant again extended his contract with the Warriors with $61.5 million for a two-year contract. However, he strained his right calf in the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.

This saw him sidelined for nine games. Again, after returning, he fell and injured his lower right calf. Subsequently, the Warriors lost the NBA finals.

Brooklyn Nets

Durant signed for the Brooklyn Nets on July 7, 2019, under a sign-and-trade deal.

The following season, he caught the Coronavirus along with three of his teammates. After 14 days in isolation, he tested negative for the disease.

International Career

Durant entered the United States national team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

He had a vital role in earning the championship title for his nation. Besides, he received the tournament’s MVP honors on the way. Furthermore, he helped the US to snatch the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Again, he played for the national team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

This time too, he performed exceptionally to secure a gold medal for the United States. Accordingly, he received USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

Kevin Durant At The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The two-time Olympic gold medalist was included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics roster selected by head coach Gregg Popovich for the US men’s national basketball team. 

Gregg is one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA, who has led the San Antonio Spurs to five NBA championships.

In the 2020 Olympics, he first went through the Group stage, where he competed with France (76-83), Iran (120-66), and the Czech Republic (119-84.)

KD played alongside exceptional NBA players like Devin Booker, his former teammate Draymond Green, 2021 NBA champions Jrue Holiday & Khris Middleton, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, etc.

Pranking At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony, the 2014 NBA MVP was the victim of a harmless prank.

Durant’s former GSW teammate organized that prank where the entire US Olympic squad sang KD the birthday song.

However, Kevin’s birthday wasn’t until late September. The two-time Olympic gold medalist stood there with a straight face while glancing at everyone.

Kevin Durant: Net Worth

Durant is one of the highest-paid basketball players right now. Last season, he earned $65 million from the team and other endeavors.

Besides, he has had a four-year, $164 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets since 2019. Also, sources suggest that he has made a fair amount of investments in different sectors. Kevin Durant has a net worth of $200 million as of 2023, with a salary of $42 million per year.

Besides, he has an income of $36 million through deals with various brands, including Gatorade, Nike, and Degree.

Also, he brought a house worth $12.05 million to Malibu beach, California.

Notably, Durant established the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation in 2013. The foundation aims to enrich low-income people’s lives through educational, athletic, and social programs.

Relationship Status: Single?

Kevin Durant maintains a close relationship with his mother following the dissolution of his parents. Kevin has religious tattoos on his torso, wrist, and back, as he is a devout Christian.

Additionally, Kevin is a well-known and affluent player worldwide.

It is rumored that Kevin is engaged to WNBA player Monica Wright, despite the fact that he has not spoken publicly about his romantic relationships.

Kevin Durant operates a restaurant in the Bricktown neighborhood named KD Southern Cuisine in addition to his basketball career.

In addition, Nike, 2K Sports, Sprint, Gatorade, and Panini sponsor him. Kevin also appeared for the benefit of children in the film Thunderstruck.

On the other hand, Kevin’s jersey is consistently one of the best-selling and highest-voting All-Stat jerseys.

In a similar fashion, Kevin introduces StrongAndKind.com to establish the phrase “being kind is not a sign of weakness.”

FAQ

How old is Kevin Durant?

Kevin Durant is 34 years old.

How much is Kevin Durant’s net worth?

His estimated net worth is around £1 million.

How tall is Kevin Durant?

He has a height of 6 ft 10 in.

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