Kevin Durant’s best quotes of his NBA career
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant is undoubtedly one of the top players of the current generation. A nine-time All-NBA performer, two-time champion and 2014 league MVP, Durant certainly has a career’s worth of accomplishments at only 31 years old.
When you’re at the top of the league, you’re bound to have a big platform, and when you have a platform like Durant, you’re bound to have some memorable quotes every once in a while. With Durant having to miss this season with the Nets due to an Achilles injury he suffered last season, it’s a perfect time to look back at some of his best quotes.
While most high school kids were getting ready for senior prom, Durant did what it took and was dedicated to pursuing his dream.
“Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn’t go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.”
The Real MVP
In a speech following winning the 2014 NBA MVP award, KeviDurant made a now-famous heartfelt speech to his mother, Wanda.
“You made us believe. You kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us,” Kevin Durant said.
Twitter For Life
Durant has become infamous for his Twitter hijinks, including having multiple burner accounts.
“Twitter is a place where I can let people know what type of person I am, and I got some good feedback from it. More good than bad, so it’s a good outlet to let people know who I am.”
More Than Just Basketball
Durant is one of the best basketball players in the world but that doesnt mean he isn’t talented in other areas. Off the court, Durant has been involved with acting, music, fashion and photography among other fields.
“I’m a basketball player. That’s what I do and what I love but that’s just not all who I am. I’m talented in a lot of different areas.”
Hard Work Pays Off
While the Nets star may be genetically gifted with a long frame, his hard work is what has made him one of the best players in the league and he knows that.
“I know that hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.”
The Road Taken
One of Durant’s most controversial career moves was joining a 73-9 Golden State Warriors team during the 2016 offseason. The NBA superstar denies that he took “the easy route.”
“This was the hardest road because I don’t know anybody here. I’ve never lived in this community, never played for this team and I took a leap.”