Kevin Durant’s business partner says Warriors star may retire in 7 years
Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant is arguably the best player in the world next to LeBron James. Durant is obviously still in his prime, but the eight-time All-Star is already turning 30 next month.
Durant’s business partner, Rich Kleiman, made a bold prediction on the future of the superstar’s career.
One thing that jumped out to me from yesterday's Player's Technology Summit: @richkleiman was talking about Kevin Durant and said, "When he retires in seven years…" (so 6 more years with the Warriors and then one last hurrah with the Thunder……………? ha)
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) August 15, 2018
Kleiman is guessing that his client will be spending seven more years in the league before hanging up the sneakers. This is kind of surprising because Durant’s style of play is not really that physically demanding compared to slashing scorers like Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose, among many others. The 2014 MVP mostly relies on his extraordinary perimeter shooting and only drives down the lane from time to time when he sees defenses sag off the ball.
But Kleiman’s prediction may not be dependent on whether Durant can still play or not, because KD’s name is slowly building up in the business industry. In 2016, Kelley Evans of The Undefeated reported that the star forward has invested in a savings app.
Durant invested his coins in Acorns, an investing app that allows users to keep up with their daily purchases and automatically invest the leftover change into a low-cost, exchange-traded fund. The app is available on the iPhone and Android.
Two years have passed, and Durant has since established his own investment company, per ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
His investment arm, the Durant Company, claims early-stage investments from $250,000 to $1 million in roughly 30 companies through a network of venture capitalists, including online digital-currency platform Coinbase, spare-change app Acorns, cloud-computing startup Rubrik, drink company WTRMLN WTR, fast-casual pizza chain Pieology, bike-sharing company LimeBike and delivery company Postmates.
With that said, it could be concluded that Durant could be focusing on his business ventures seven years from now.
However, Durant’s 26.4 points per game last season along with an improving defensive game do not indicate any hint of decline in his basketball game just yet. It’s safe to assume that Durant’s main focus will be helping the Warriors achieve the coveted three-peat next season.