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Kevin Durant The Legend of Kevin Durant “He’s got all the ability in the world and he keeps getting better.”-Rick Adelman Who is Kevin Durant? Basketball Career Quick Link to KD Highlights Top Three Reasons to Admire Kevin Durant
The Legend of Kevin Durant Who is Kevin Durant? • He is a small forward that plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. • KD is currently 25 years old. • As a child he attended basketball prep schools in Maryland to gain national attention. • He attended the University of Texas at Austin and only played his freshman year of college there. • Kevin Durant was the 2nd overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle Supersonics. • He has played seven seasons in the NBA so far.
Basketball Career The Legend of Kevin Durant • Career statistics:27.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.5 apg • 2013-14 Season: 32 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 5.5 apg Awards • 2013-14 NBA MVP • 5 time All Star • 4 time scoring champion • 4 time All-NBA First Team selection • 2007-08 NBA Rookie of the Year • 2012 Olympic Gold Medal HE IS ONLY 25 YEARS OLD!
Top Three Reasons to Admire Kevin Durant Basketball Abilities Philanthropic activities Character The Legend of Kevin Durant
Basketball Abilities The Legend of Kevin Durant “He’s 7 feet tall and he’s running around like a two-guard. He can handle the ball, he can take you of the dribble, he can post you up, he shoots over you. You can’t trap him because he sees right over you. I don’t think in the years I’ve coached and played…. there’s ever been a more difficult guy to prepare for.” -Doc Rivers • Kevin Durant is 6’ 9’’ and can play four positions: Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward, and Power forward. • He can shoot like Ray Allen and drive like Lebron James. • KD’s shoot range is unbelievable. He can make shots from anywhere on the court. This shot chart highlights his scoring abilities Basketball Abilities
Basketball Abilities The Legend of Kevin Durant • He is able to handle the ball extremely well because in high school when he was 6’ 2’’ he played guard. He developed these skills early on. • Later in high school, Kevin Durant grew 9 inches but was able to retain his guard abilities. • The only player in the NBA who has similar characteristics is Lebron James. He is widely accepted as the best basketball player on the planet but Kevin Durant is close behind. In a few years KD probably will overtake the title as “King” of the NBA. “This guy is nearly seven feet tall and comes off screens shooting like Ray Allen” -Shane Battier Top Three Reasons to Admire Kevin Durant
Philanthropic Activities The Legend of Kevin Durant • In 2013 Oklahoma City and Moore in Oklahoma were hit with devastating tornadoes. • Kevin Durant donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist the disaster relief efforts in the wake of the tornadoes. “Praying for the victims of the tornadoes in OKC these last few days.” -Kevin Durant • The Thunder and the NBA were amazed by KD’s actions and each donated an additional $1 million dollars for relief efforts. Charity
Charity The Legend of Kevin Durant Top Three Reasons to Admire Kevin Durant • Kevin Durant is very active in the community. • He works with less privileged kids and spends time with the needy. • For example, he donated $150,000 to three organizations for less fortunate kids. KD wanted them to grow up with proper opportunities. • He has also created the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation. Kevin Durant is one of the few athletes that is as successful on the court as he is off the court!
Character The Legend of Kevin Durant His MVP Speech “This guy is pretty amazing, that he is able to handle himself at such a young age.” -Scott Brooks • He uses every ounce of effort in his heart to become a better player. • KD is humble. • Kevin Durant is grateful for his fans. He very accessible to his fans. • He wants his teammates to get better. • Unlike many star players, Kevin Durant listens to his coach and accepts what he says. • KD is very loyal to his family, teammates, and coaches.
His MVP Speech The Legend of Kevin Durant Top Three Reasons to Admire Kevin Durant • Many experts believe his speech was one of the greatest acceptance speeches of all time. • He put his teammates first along with his mother. • KD believed they were the real MVP. Link to the Speech
Sources The Legend of Kevin Durant KevinDurant • www.espn.com • www.jockbio.com/Bios/Durant/Durant_they-say.html • www.nba.com