Kevin Durant is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. He was recruited into the world of the slam sport right from high school.
Born in Suitland, Maryland, the United States on September 29, 1988, Durant decided to have a career in basketball as he was regarded as the second-best player in his class. He played for the University of Texas where he won numerous year-end awards and became the first freshman to be named Naismith College Player of the Year.
Kevin Durrant currently plays for the Golden State Warriors as a forward and is ranked as one of the highest-earning basketball players in the world; with many awards and endorsements as a bonus. He is admired for being a philanthropist and for his kind demeanor.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Kevin Married?
The basketballer got engaged to WNBA player, Monica Wright in 2013. While it was anticipated for the duo to officially become life partners, it emerged that they have fallen apart for some unclear reasons. Durant reportedly said he didn’t “love her the right way.”
With all his achievements and his star-status, it not surprising the basketball player can be romantically linked to several women. Although it is believed he is currently dating Jasmine Shine, a model, pictures of the two cannot be seen on his social media page. In a nutshell, the steaming hot bachelor is still single and possibly searching for love.
Salary, Endorsements, and Earnings
According to Forbes, Kevin Durant made a whopping sum of $56 million in 2016. Two years early (2014) he signed a contract with Nike worth as much as $300 million.
Already the basketballer was earning millions since the beginning of his career. At the start of 2010-11 basketball season, Kevin Durant used his Twitter handle to announce he signed a five-year contract extension with the Thunder worth $86 million.
Plus his sizeable endorsements with other big names like Beats, American Family Insurance, BBVA, Sparkling Ice, Panini and NBA 2K; fetch him an estimated sum of $36 million. Durant’s jersey regularly ranks as one of the NBA’s best-selling and, he is consistently one of the top All-Star vote-getters.
Durant signed a two-year pact worth just over $54.2 million after he ended a high-profile trip into free agency last summer by confirming his intention to join the Warriors on July 4, 2017. It has commonly been assumed that the value of his wealth is worth over $100 million.
Kevin Durant’s House
The Golden State Warriors star owns several properties located in Oklahoma City area, in Southern California, including a restaurant. He shared a YouTube video of his trip from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to give fans a glimpse of the stunning mansion he’ll be living in.
Kevin Durant titled the video “My First Livestream” showing a spectacular vista from KD’s East Bay home, which of course features a basketball court. He recently got involved with YouTube and visited the headquarters for speaking engagement before he created his own account.
Being a basketball player has not been all easy for Durant as he has sustained a fair share of injuries. During his final seasons with the Thunder; prior to the start of 2014 – 2015 season, he was diagnosed with Jones fracture in his right foot which kept him out of the game for weeks.
After missing the first 17 games of the year, he finally had a chance to make his debut for the Thunder on December 2 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The star went through a foot surgery on March 27, 2014, and was officially ruled out for the rest of the season.
Kevin Durant’s Mother
Growing up with his brother in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on the eastern outskirts of Washington, D.C, Kevin Durant had a special bond with his single mother Wanda. He had described her as the real Most Valued Player, MVP when he won the NBA MVP.
Wanda Durant, sorry, the real MVP is an inspirational speaker who propels women, single mothers, and children to follow their dreams and set life goals. Kevin Durant’s mother is also an advocate, philanthropist and of course, a businesswoman.
Quick Facts about Kevin Durant
- Full Name: Kevin Wayne Durant
- Profession: NBA Champion/Basketball Player
- Body Measurements: Height – 6’9” (206 cm), Weight – 109 kg
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: September 29, 1988
- Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., United States
- Marital status: Single
- Children: None
- Religion: Christian
- Birth/Zodiac/Astrological sign: Libra