Kevin Durant NBA All-Star player, currently playing with the Brooklyn Nets. Many scoring titles was grabbed by him with the Oklahoma City Thunder before he won championships consecutively with the Golden State Warriors many scoring titles. Kevin Durant net worth is estimated to be about $170 million dollars.
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His Early Life
On September 29, 1988, Kevin Wayne Durant was born outside the nation’s capital, in Suitland, Maryland.
His parents Wanda and Wayne Pratt gave birth to 5 children. He grew up loving sports with 3 others of his siblings, his sister Brianna, and his 2 brothers, Anthony (who his also a basketball player) and Rayvonne.
His Grandmother influenced him strongly telling him how he’s blessed with his height. Though he was being teased for being the tallest in the classroom.
Durants played with the PG Jaguars, an Amateur Athletic Union youth basketball team that where his success began in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
They won 2 nationals when Durant was with them. Durant has always worn the No. 35 Jersey till today to honor his coach and childhood mentor, who died when he was 35, Charles Craig.
Durant grew seven inches more in high school to about 6’9″. At that time, he was a player for Montrose Christian School and the National Christian Academy, they are both in Maryland.
He also played for the basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, in Virginia. He made the First Team list in the Parade magazine after his senior year.
Durant also made it to USA Today’s First Team All-American list, gaining from major college basketball recruiters’ attention nationwide.
Kevin Durant Career
Durant’s career started when he played with Amateur Athletic Union in Maryland.
He was introduced to NBA players during that time players like Greivis Vasquez, Michael Beasley, and Ty Lawson. He furthered his education he the University of Texas and chased his basketball career there successfully.
Durant started his professional career when he was chosen by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. In his first game against Denver Nuggets, he set a record by making 18 points, 3 steals, and 5 rebounds. He earned the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year’ with his outstanding performance.
Durant team relocated from Seattle to Oklahoma in his next season and started playing with the Oklahoma City Thunders.
The next year, he increased by five points his scoring average compared to what he previously scores in previous seasons. He was also noticed for the ‘Most Improved Player Award’.
In 2010, Durant was chosen to be part of the FIBA World Championship where he performed amazingly in the competition.
He was also chosen to be part of the team of the 2012 Olympics a few years later, where they brought back home a golden medal. In 2016 he won the Co-USA Basketball Male Athlete of the year.
Durant made a deal with the Golden State Warriors where he signed a 2 years contract with them worth $54 million.
Kevin Durant Net Worth
Kevin Durant with stars like Stephen Curry and LeBron James, Kevin is in the list of most paid basketball players in the world.
He was named winner of the Bill Russell NBA Finals and also the Most Valuable Player Award in 2017 and 2018.
Kevin Durant’s net worth is estimated to be about $170 million dollars.