Kevin Durant has emerged in recent years as one of the best basketball players in the NBA. He is a terrific scorer, who can also play well on defense.
Here are 10 interesting facts about Kevin Durant:
Kevin Durant Facts #1:
When he was growing up, the basketball player that he most admired was eight-time All-Star Vince Carter.
Kevin Durant Facts #2:
He wears the number 35 in honor of a childhood basketball coach, Charles Craig, who passed away when he was 35-years-old.
Kevin Durant Facts #3:
Durant has already been in a movie that was released in 2012. The name of the movie is Thunderstruck. This movie also features Jim Belushi. It was not well-received by critics, according to Rotten Tomatoes, but many audience members enjoyed watching the film.
Kevin Durant Facts #4:
He has already made significant money from endorsement deals and from a lucrative NBA contract. Since he is a young basketball player, he will continue to make many millions of dollars. It should be noted that he is generous with his money and has given some to various charitable causes. He has a reputation for being a community leader within the Oklahoma City community.
Kevin Durant Facts #5:
Durant received his first NBA Most Valuable Player award in 2014. He truly deserved the award as he had an incredible season. More specifically, he posted great averages: 32 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, and 5.5 assists per game. He will probably win many more MVP awards since he is entering his prime.
Kevin Durant Facts #6:
Foot Locker released a number of commercials in 2013 that claimed that Durant is the “nicest guy in the NBA.” There was also a poll that was taken in 2012 that revealed that the basketball star is regarded more favorably than Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Furthermore, he has earned respect from fans and from the media for treating the staff of his team with “nice escapades.” In short, if there is only one person in professional basketball who should be regarded as a role model for young children, it is Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant Facts #7:
Another interesting fact about the basketball star is that he received the most votes for the Western Conference All-Star team in 2014. Also, he received the second highest overall votes compared to the basketball players who were All-Stars.
Kevin Durant Facts #8:
One indicator of how marketable Durant is that his jersey is consistently one of the best-selling ones. In 2013, his jersey was the fourth best-selling jersey.
Kevin Durant Facts #9:
He was emotionally impacted by the 2013 Moore tornado. As a result, he gave $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Kevin Durant Facts #10:
The last interesting fact is that he has a close relationship with his mother. During his acceptance speech for his 2014 Most Valuable Player Award, he said to his mother, “You’re the real MVP.”
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