Kevin Durant is a versatile NBA player who can do almost anything on the court. He is an athletic scorer and probably one of the best defenders also. Kevin Durant or KD basically has all the necessary skills to be a great basketball player. That is why he was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2014, an award that not just any basketball player can get.

20 interesting facts about Kevin “KD” Durant are listed below:kevin-durant

  1. His full name is Kevin Wayne Durant and born in September 29, 1988.
  2. KD’s parents are Wanda Durant and Wayne Pratt.
  3. He was still a kid when his father left them, but re-entered his life when he was already 13 years old.
  4. Durant has three siblings, Brianna, Tony and Rayvonne.
  5. His favorite team growing up was the Toronto Raptors because of Vince Carter, his favorite player.
  6. KD wears number 35 jersey in honor of his AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at the age of 35.
  7. He currently plays with Golden State Warriors as a small forward.
  8. Even if Kevin Durant is still 28 years old, he already won most of the biggest awards in the NBA like the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, NBA Scoring Title for 4 times, NBA Rookie Of The Year Award and an Olympic Gold Medal.
  9. He is also a 7x NBA All-Star.
  10. He turned down the $70 million offer of Adidas and signed with the $60 million offer of Nike during his rookie season. Durant’s reason is that he is more comfortable with the brand that is supporting him since he’s 8th grade.
  11. KD was one of the main characters in the movie Thunderstruck together with Jim Belushi and Taylor Gray.
  12. He had a misspelled tattoo on his back before but got it fixed already.
  13. KD was one of the heavily recruited high school prospects.
  14. Durant’s jersey was retired by the Texas Longhorns even though he only played one season for them.
  15. He is very generous with his earnings and had been supporting a lot of charities.
  16. KD was one of the only three players to average at least 20 PPG in NBA as a teenager. The other 2 players are Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony.
  17. If he did not become a basketball player, his other career choice is to be a meteorologist.
  18. Durant’s jersey is one of the consistent best sellers in the NBA.
  19. Kevin Durant is the 2nd highest paid player in the NBA this season.
  20. He has a very close relationship with his mother that he included her in his MVP speech in 2014. The best part of his speech is when he said “You’re the real MVP” to his mother.