Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant commits $10M to help disadvantaged kids attend college

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant knows about starting at the bottom rung. But he is blessed with a gift to play basketball, which is not just a paycheck, but a ticket to worlds with other possibilities. He has used that access to create business opportunities beyond the world of sports, such as in..." February 24

  • Kevin Durant against one-and-done rule; would have entered NBA out of high school

    CBS Sports "Several current NBA players have been implicated for possibly accepting inappropriate payments in the latest information from the FBI's probe into NCAA basketball. Among those named are NBA rookies Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr., Kyle Kuzma and Bam Adebayo. Warriors forward Kevin Durant did..." February 23

  • Durant blames himself for relationship with Westbrook, 'I f---ed that up'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "When you get them in the same building, all eyes are on Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Everyone already knows the background, we're not going there. The two are no longer teammates, but for one weekend they have been again for the last two years in the NBA All-Star Game. To no surprise,..." February 18

  • Durant on Fox News host's LeBron tirade: 'It was racist'

    USA Today "The timing was perfect. While social media was still buzzing Friday about Laura Ingraham’s segment on Fox News, where the host told LeBron James and Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” rather than share their views about President Trump as they had in a recent joint interview, people across..." February 17

  • Durant on coaching flak: 'Everybody just loves to hate on the Warriors'

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant is not holding back in his opinion. According to the reigning Finals MVP, people are giving the Golden State Warriors flack for Steve Kerr's decision to let the players coach versus the Phoenix Suns all because the NBA fan base loves to hate them. Durant isn't wrong in his..." February 14

  • Apple developing series inspired by Durant's life

    Variety "Apple is developing a drama series based on the early life and career of NBA superstar Kevin Durant. Titled “Swagger,” the series is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences. It will explore the world of Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball and the lives of the players, their..." February 13

  • Kevin Durant: Report about LeBron possibly meeting with Warriors is ‘bulls—‘

    Larry Brown Sports "Prior to this week, the thought of LeBron James joining the Warriors seemed like one we shouldn’t waste our time on. That has suddenly changed, but Kevin Durant isn’t putting much stock into the report that LeBron could meet with Golden State this summer. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes,..." February 01

  • Durant hopes plan to heal rift between players, refs isn't 'therapy session'

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant is not totally convinced by the league’s five-pronged plan to address relationships between players and referees. “It’s a matter of what are they trying to get accomplished,” Durant said after Warriors’ practice Friday. “If they’re trying to go and have a therapy session between..." January 26

  • The Blazers Made Fun Of Themselves For Drafting Greg Oden Over Kevin Durant

    Dime Magazine "Kevin Durant was, apparently, the first overall pick in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game draft. We don’t know for sure because the draft wasn’t televised, which is something that hopefully changes soon, but Durant seems to be under the impression that he was selected by LeBron James with the first pick,..." January 26

  • Kevin Durant jokes about All-Star Game draft: 'Finally someone picked me No. 1'

    CBS Sports "Nobody is having more fun with the All-Star Game draft than Kevin Durant. He already admitted to being LeBron James' first pick and he even had some fun on his Instagram with an old picture that was used for The Players' Tribune, when he decided to sign with the Warriors. It is of course a meme..." January 26

  • Durant fined $15K for comments about refs

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant has been fined $15,000 for his comments about a referee after the Warriors' 123-112 win over the Knicks Tuesday, according to USA Today. Durant said a referee had an attitude during the game, which he claimed led to a technical foul in the second half. "He tried to make a bunch..." January 25

  • NBRA accepts Kevin Durant's apology, looks forward to talks with NBPA

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association tweeted Thursday that it had accepted Kevin Durant's apology for accusing an official of targeting him when he was ejected Tuesday night. The NBRA also said in the tweet that this was the type of "common ground" that the organization and the National..." January 25

  • Kevin Durant apologizes for saying referee was targeting him

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who was ejected late in Tuesday's 123-112 victory over the New York Knicks, apologized Wednesday after accusing official James Williams after the game of targeting him . Durant said Tuesday that the beef with Williams began early in the..." January 24

  • Kevin Durant claims he was targeted by official prior to ejection

    Clutch Points "Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant transformed what might have been a celebratory night for a turning of the page, bouncing back from a loss against the Houston Rockets with a win at home over the New York Knicks. Yet the headlines weren’t dominated by him only taking 10 shots or..." January 24

  • Kevin Durant Slams Clint Capela for Warriors Comment: 'His Job Is Not as Hard'

    Bleacher Report "Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela caught Kevin Durant's attention when he told Tim MacMahon of his team is better than the Golden State Warriors after Saturday's victory. "His job is not as hard," Durant said of Capela, per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. "When your job is that..." January 22

  • Durant unfazed after Warriors lose season series vs. Rockets

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors are not concerned with the Houston Rockets after losing the season series tiebreaker in a 116-108 loss Saturday night at Toyota Center. Houston won the series 2-1. If both teams end the season with identical records, the Rockets would get the higher seed and home-court..." January 21

  • Kevin Durant says Isaiah Thomas deserves some time to get back into top form

    Cavaliers Nation "When the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Isaiah Thomas in their offseason deal with the Boston Celtics, they knew it would be a while before the crafty ball-handler would be well enough to play, as he was still recovering from the hip injury he sustained in last season’s Eastern Conference playoffs...." January 16

  • Kevin Durant Has Increased Interest In Owning NBA Team

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant's desire to eventually own an NBA team has increased since joining the Golden State Warriors. Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman have taken numerous meetings with existing owners and tech CEOs to gather information about the endeavor. One source says "this is a genuine..." January 15

  • Kevin Durant doesn't want to pick All-Star team; Stephen Curry says, 'Why not?'

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors teammates Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are neck-and-neck for tops in All-Star balloting among Western Conference players. But they have starkly different opinions on the new format, in which the player who receives the most votes in each conference will serve as a..." January 12

  • Kevin Durant says he wants to play until age 40

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant wants to be the latest big-time athlete to play until the age of 40. As we've seen over the past year with Tom Brady, Vince Carter and Manu Ginobili, former superstars can progress to the age of 40 and still play at a high level. Not long after he became the latest member of the..." January 11

  • Kevin Durant becomes second-youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points

    San Francisco Gate "Late in the second quarter of the Warriors’ game Wednesday night against the Clippers, Kevin Durant hit a 22-foot jumper to become the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach the 20,000-point club. Durant needed only 16 minutes and 10 shots to score 25 first-half points, his most in a..." January 11

  • Kevin Durant: 'Never envisioned' reaching 20,000 career points

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant returns to action Wednesday against the LA Clippers needing just 25 points to reach 20,000 for his career. He is on the verge of becoming the second-youngest player in NBA history, behind LeBron James, to reach that milestone and one of just five to..." January 10

  • Report: Kevin Durant probable tomorrow against the Clippers

    Clutch Points "Kevin Durant has been out the last three games with a calf injury. And while the Golden State Warriors didn’t really skip a beat in his absence, they will be glad to welcome him back. Durant has been listed as probable to play against the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, per Marc J. Spears of the..." January 09

  • Kevin Durant listed as questionable vs. Denver

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors (32-8) have listed Kevin Durant as questionable to play on Monday against the Denver Nuggets (21-18) at Oracle Arena because of a strained right calf that has kept him out for the past two contests. The Warriors have listed several other players as probable to play, including..." January 08

  • Durant out again with calf strain

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant will miss his second consecutive game when the Warriors (31-8) visit the Los Angeles Clippers (17-20) because of a right calf strain, an injury that the Warriors forward said has less to do with conserving himself and more to do with dealing with pain. “I wouldn’t say it’s the end..." January 06

  • George ignored Westbrook-Durant feud, says Russ an 'unbelievable teammate'

    ESPN "Paul George was the last player out of the locker room on Sunday night, headed into the frigid Oklahoma City air to fulfill New Year's Eve plans. He was dressed like a living Magic Eye picture, a black-and-white triangled outfit on which, if you squinted hard enough and maybe crossed your eyes a..." January 04

  • Kevin Durant to sit out vs Houston with right calf strain

    San Jose Mercury News "The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets may very well meet in the NBA playoffs. When the Warriors (30-8) visit the Houston Rockets (27-9) on Thursday, both teams will be without some of their key star players. The Warriors ruled out starting forward Kevin Durant after he strained his..." January 04

  • Kevin Durant donates $3M to University of Texas

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant only spent one year at the University of Texas, but that isn't keeping him from giving back to the Longhorns. The 2007 National Player of the Year is donating $3 million to the university. "My time as a Longhorn helped build the foundation for who I am today as a player and a..." January 04

  • Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant all hovering near rare 50-40-90 mark

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors have become an offensive juggernaut over the last few seasons behind the stellar play of their star core group. It has continued on this trajectory this season with their three All-Stars in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant leading the way. According to..." January 02

  • Draymond endorses Durant for NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    SLAM Online "Is Kevin Durant the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year so far? Draymond Green, who won the award last season, certainly seems to think so. Durant is just happy that people are finally giving his defense the credit he thinks it deserves. KD had three blocks Wednesday night—his 10th game in a..." December 28

  • LeBron James: Kevin Durant ‘right up there’ among best defensive small forwards

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James on Christmas Day witnessed firsthand Kevin Durant’s continued evolution into a formidable force on the defensive end of the floor. And the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar believes that Kevin Durant now could very well be the best defensive small forward in the NBA. “He’s right up..." December 27

  • NBA admits in last two minute report Kevin Durant fouled LeBron James three times

    Sporting News "The Cavaliers and Warriors game on Christmas Day lived up to the hype, as the game remained close late in the fourth quarter. There was some controversy, however, when on Cleveland's final possessions, Kevin Durant fouled LeBron James and got away with it on more than one occasion. On the first..." December 26

  • Kevin Durant is Quietly Making a Nice MVP Case for Himself

    The Big Lead "After getting the better of LeBron James in the 4th quarter again, Kevin Durant and the Warriors now have the best record in the NBA (27-7), have surged to the #1 spot in point differential (+9.9), and also have climbed to the top spot in the defensive efficiency rankings. Amazingly, they’ve..." December 26

  • Durant: “I’m on the same level” as LeBron

    San Jose Mercury News "The picture hangs on the wall outside the entrance of the Warriors’ practice facility, giving Kevin Durant a visual reminder everyday about a career-defining moment that has left him feeling inspired. Durant remains hoisted in the air mere seconds before launching a 3-point shot that bore..." December 26

  • Some Cavs Players Reportedly Tried to Get Kevin Durant Ejected During First Quarter

    Complex "There's always something going on when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors square off. On Christmas Day, the Cavaliers and Warriors met for the first time this season, and tempers flared in the first quarter. Kevin Durant appeared to shove Jose Calderon after the Cavs point guard..." December 26

  • Kevin Durant shoots down critics of no-call on LeBron in hilarious exchange with reporter

    CBS Sports "Late in the Golden State Warriors' 99-92 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers in their big Christmas Day showdown, replays showed that Kevin Durant got away with a clear foul that helped swing the game in the Dubs' favor. As LeBron James drove to the basket, Durant reached across him for a..." December 26

  • Kevin Durant reveals details from secret dinner with Kobe Bryant during final season

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant once received sage advice from a Lakers legend, and didn’t even divulge that the dinner between the two players took place — until now, that is. Durant revealed that he had dinner with Kobe Bryant in Oklahoma City during his final season in the league, and added that the two..." December 17

  • 'I'm not going to fight nobody': DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant ejected after heated on-floor confrontation

    The Advocate "Late in Monday's 125-115 loss to the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins was dealt his second ejection this season after he and Warriors forward Kevin Durant confronted each other in a heated argument with 1:14 remaining in the fourth quarter. Cousins received..." December 05

  • DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant separated by security in hallway altercation after ejections

    Clutch Points "Monday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors (19-6) and the New Orleans Pelicans (12-12) was quite crazy, to say the least. In the final two minutes of the contest, two of the NBA’s biggest stars in the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and the Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins got into a heated..." December 05

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant jokingly says he owns a mansion on Waiters Island

    CBS Sports "Once upon a time, Kevin Durant and Dion Waiters were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder. But while both of them have moved on from OKC, and now play on opposite coasts, they're still close. Ahead of the Golden State Warriors' matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday night, Durant spoke about..." December 04

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant jokingly says he owns a mansion on Waiters Island

    CBS Sports "Once upon a time, Kevin Durant and Dion Waiters were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder. But while both of them have moved on from OKC, and now play on opposite coasts, they're still close. Ahead of the Golden State Warriors' matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday night, Durant spoke about..." December 03

  • Kevin Durant on ejection: ‘The refs run the game’

    San Jose Mercury News "In normal circumstances, the moment may have prompted Kevin Durant to show excitement over bullying past Orlando forward Aaron Gordon into the paint and pulling up for an easy floater. Instead, Durant turned toward official Eric Lewis, glared at him and expressed his displeasure over a non-call..." December 02

  • Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant have Lonzo Ball’s back, say give him time

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Stephen Curry‘s first two months in the NBA, he averaged 10.2 points on 44 percent shooting (39.5 percent from three) and 5.4 assists per game. He played well, but nobody was watching him thinking “this is a future two-time MVP and leader of a championship team.” It took some time for Curry to..." November 29

  • Warriors Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant listed as questionable vs Lakers

    San Jose Mercury News "On Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors announced that forward Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are listed as questionable for Tuesday’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers. While Durant continues to nurse an injured ankle suffered in a Nov. 18 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, Curry is..." November 28

  • Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant are out vs Kings, while Andre Iguodala is doubtful

    San Jose Mercury News "As the Golden State Warriors look to notch their 3rd straight victory Monday night against the Sacramento Kings, they’ll have to do so without guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant, while forward Andre Iguodala remains doubtful, according to the team. While Durant recovers from an..." November 27

  • Warriors’ Kevin Durant to miss second consecutive game

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors will be without reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant for the second consecutive game when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans Saturday night. Durant suffered a sprained ankle against the Philadelphia 76ers last Saturday. After missing the next game against Brooklyn,..." November 25

  • Kerr regrets playing Durant vs. Thunder

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is doubtful for Saturday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans with what the team is calling a sprained ankle -- an issue that Warriors coach Steve Kerr said was bad enough that he regrets playing Durant against the Oklahoma City Thunder on..." November 25

  • Draymond Green and Kevin Durant out for Friday’s game vs Bulls

    San Jose Mercury News "As the Warriors look to get back to their winning ways Friday night against the Chicago Bulls, they’ll have to do so without forwards Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. While Durant will be held out with a sprained ankle suffered in Saturday’s game against the Sixers, Green will miss his first..." November 24

  • Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook a ‘pu**y’ during altercation

    Clutch Points "As expected, the first meeting between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder this was not without heightened emotions, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had their own heated exchange. The two went face-to-face after the reigning MVP almost stole the ball, and many wondered..." November 23

  • Kevin Durant says it’s not only about him and Russell Westbrook

    Fanrag Sports "The Golden State Warriors ultimately came up short against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday evening while superstar forward Kevin Durant notably returned to where it all began. Even so, the Warriors swingman still insists that these games are not only about him and Thunder point guard..." November 23