Kevin Wayne Durant wasåÊborn on September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C. to Wanda and Wayne Pratt. åÊHe grew up in the Maryland area and played for several AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball teams. åÊAfter a two year stint in high school at National Christian Academy he went to high school at probably the most prestigious basketball high school in the country, Oak Hill Academy, before perhaps getting homesick and returning to Maryland to attend Montrose Christian School. åÊBefore the start of his senior year he grew five inches.
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In 2006, during high school, Durant was 2006 McDonald’s All American Game MVP. åÊAn award that you could argue goes to the best high school player in the country. Durant says he likes to do high school kid stuff in his spare time – video games and tweeting.
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Durant attended the University of TexasåÊbecoming a Longhorn and averaging 25.8 points per game, 11.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists for his only season in college. åÊThough he was only in college for one season his jersey was recently retired. åÊOn April 1, 2007, right after March Madness, he declared his intent to enter the NBA draft. åÊHe was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics and become 1 of 3 teenagers (others being Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James) to average more than 20 points a game in the NBA as a teenager. åÊHe also became the youngest player in history to join the uber exclusive 50-40-90 club meaning he averages in one season at least 50% shooting, 40% from the 3 point line, and 90% at the free throw line. åÊOnly 5 others have achieved that feat in a single season. åÊDurant is also one of the most well-liked players in the NBA. åÊFoot Locker did a series of commercials with Durant as “nicest guy in the NBA” In a recent poll he was viewed more favorably than Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. åÊHis Jersey regularly ranks as one of the best selling jersey’s in the NBA. åÊOverall during the regular season over his entire career he averages 27.4 points per game and .882 from the free throw line. åÊIn 2013 he was the NBA’s most valuable player. åÊOther awards include 5x All Star, picked 4 times to be one of five players on the åÊAll NBA First Team, 4 times the NBA scoring champion leading the entire league in points per game, NBA Rookie of the year in 2008, All Rookie first team, NBA Rooke All Star Game MVP, and Olympic Gold Medalist in the 2012 Olympics. åÊDuring his only year at college Durant was Naismith College Player of the Year (as a freshman!), AP Player of the Year, AP All American 1st Team, and winner of the John R. Wooden Award. åÊNow that’s a diaper Dandy for you.However, given all his NCAA and NBA achievements one of the best basketball performances has to be this gem from the legendary Rucker Park. åÊGotta love Tim Hardaway’s reaction from the sidelines.
Durant has a networth estimated at $64 million! åÊThat includes an the deal he inked prior to the 2010/2011 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder extending his contract for a whopping $86 million dollars for five years. åÊThat’s $17.2 million per year. åÊ$330,796 dollars a week. åÊDurant also has endorsement deals with Nike, Sprint, Gatorade, Panini, General Electric, and 2K Sports. åÊDurant makes about $14 million per year in endorsements almost doubling his salary. åÊHe rejected a deal from adidas for $70 million to sign with Nike for $60 million. åÊHowever, he told Sports Illustrated that despite all his wealth, “global marketing and all that stuff does not interest me.” åÊIn 2013 he pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross for victims of Moore Tornado prompting Nike to match his generosity. åÊDurantåÊis #17 on Forbes list of highest paid athletes. åÊIn 2013, he was the 4th highest paid basketball player. åÊKD has opened a restaurant, KD’s Southern Cuisine, in the Bricktown neighborhood of OK City. åÊHe also bought two townhomes at the Hill in downtown Oklahoma for $1.76 million and took out a $400,000 building permit to convert the both into one single 7,400 square foot residence. åÊBallin!Durant sold both his 5.545 square foot Gaillardia home for $1.95 million. åÊThe problem with this is his neighbors will no longer get to enjoy the Christmas light show he put on at his house. åÊJingle Bells!