Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Westbrook says he still hasn't spoken to Durant

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of the NBA offseason was Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder in free agency to sign with a Warriors team that blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The decision came as a shock to many, including Durant's OKC teammates. Russell Westbrook had been a teammate of Durant's for all eight..." September 23

  • KD Explains Why No One Cares About Him When He’s Not Playing Ball

    USA Today "Kevin Durant never once seemed uncomfortable talking to Bill Simmons about his decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden City this offseason. When asked about it on Any Given Wednesday, he had this to say: “When [people] called me weak, I think I’m the total opposite. There are plenty..." September 23

  • Steve Kerr's usage plan for Kevin Durant and Steph Curry isn't fair

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors are going to be very good this season. That may sound obvious when discussing a team that has won 140 games, made it to two NBA Finals, and won a championship over the last two seasons, but it's a reminder that despite blowing the series lead they did to the Cleveland..." September 22

  • Kevin Durant Says His Relationship with Russell Westbrook Is Competitive Only on the Court

    The Ringer "On the latest Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons brought on former MVP Kevin Durant and Grammy-nominated rapper Nas to talk basketball, hip-hop, and “beefs.” Durant talked about how he was hurt by his portrayal as “weak” in the media after he left Oklahoma City for Golden State this..." September 22

  • Jerry West says Silver’s dislike of Durant’s move to Warriors is “sour grapes”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“I don’t think it’s good for the league, just to be really clear. I will say whoever is the prohibitive favorite, try telling that to the 430 other players who aren’t on those two teams. I mean, we have the greatest collection of basketball players in the world in our league, and so I’m not making..." September 17

  • Draymond Green wonders whether Kevin Durant still respects him after stalkerish recruiting

    Pro Basketball Talk "Draymond Green said he didn’t talk much with Kevin Durant during the playoffs – which means Green crammed in a ton of communication before the postseason. The Warriors recruited Durant throughout the season to the point it reportedly bothered the Thunder – especially Green’s relationship with..." September 15

  • Kevin Durant won't take off gold medal, even as USA teammates mock him

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant is proud of his gold medal from the Rio Olympics, so much so his Team USA teammates had to tell him to chill out with wearing it everywhere. Draymond Green said on “Conan” Tuesday night that after Durant wore his Rio gold to the Redskins-Steelers game Monday night, he and several..." September 14

  • Draymond Green All But Admits To Stalking Kevin Durant While Recruiting Him To The Warriors

    Uproxx "Draymond Green recently sat down with Conan O’Brien to talk about the work he put in to get former Oklahoma City Thunder counterpart Kevin Durant to sign with his Golden State Warriors. “I recruited KD really hard,” said Green. “It was sort of like the equivalent of a college coach trying to..." September 14

  • Kevin Durant joins Drake on stage in Oakland

    Sportsnaut "New Golden State Warriors forward and former league MVP Kevin Durant is doing what he can to make himself popular within the team’s fan base. Shortly after signing with the two-time defending Western Conference champs, Durant (a noted Biggie fan) got a pretty awesome Tupac tattoo (more on that..." September 14

  • Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are 'cool'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are "cool” even though KD left his longtime former teammate when he decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors in July. Durant was in Austin for a Nike event at the University of Texas on Friday and answered questions from the audience. One was..." September 10

  • KD vs.Westbrook provides NBA with a rivalry

    Orlando Sentinel "Everyone says it: Rivalries in the NBA are dead, ghosts of the past. Rising from the grave, though, might be at least a good old-fashioned feud: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City. In this corner, Kevin Durant. In the other, Russell Westbrook. They were teammates and friends in OKC until..." September 03

  • Kevin Durant gets a Rick James thigh tattoo

    Total Pro Sports "Kevin Durant is just one of just many athletes who stirred up a buzz on social media this offseason who is absolutely thrilled that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has taken the heat off of them with his recent controversy. After squandering away a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals in..." September 03

  • Under Armour CEO: Warriors are Curry's team, not KD's

    CSN Bay Area "In case you missed it, Kevin Durant is now a member of the Golden State Warriors. The 2014 MVP is a Nike client, while Steph Curry is with Under Armour. "KD is a good human being. They'll be good teammates. They're both competitors," Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank recently told Donald Dell of..." September 01

  • Warriors will play Durant at PF, 'expect a lot' from him defensively

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams is practically rubbing his hands. His eyes are lighting up. With camp about a month away, his mind is spinning with creative ideas, inventive ways to use Kevin Durant. On defense, that is. “Ron can’t wait,” Leah Adams, wife of the veteran assistant, tells..." August 30

  • Billy Donovan Narrates Kevin Durant’s Meeting With Thunder, Says Durant Was "Very, Very Honest"

    Complex "Billy Donovan spoke extensively on Kevin Durant’s whirlwind free agency for the first time during an appearance on The Vertical Podcast With Woj. Durant spurned Oklahoma City, the organization for which he had played for his first nine years in the NBA, and signed with rival Golden..." August 27

  • Does Jordan's Russell Westbrook ad throw shade on Kevin Durant?

    Yardbarker "If you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans, Kevin Durant ran from a challenge when he jumped ship and signed with the Golden State Warriors this summer. A new Jordan ad featuring Russell Westbrook appears to capitalize on that sentiment." August 27

  • Donovan: I think Westbrook and Durant had a good relationship

    The Oklahoman "On Friday, The Vertical posted a podcast with Thunder coach Billy Donovan in which he discussed a range of OKC-related topics, from the Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant relationship to Serge Ibaka wanting an expanded role offensively. After Durant left for Golden State, reports surfaced from a..." August 27

  • Thunder coach Donovan says he was optimistic after Kevin Durant meeting

    CBS Sports "Billy Donovan did not go as far as saying that he thought Kevin Durant would definitely re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, but the coach told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that he felt good about their chances after their meeting. From The Vertical Podcast: "I don't..." August 26

  • Kevin Durant Unsure About 2020 Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "Participating in this year’s Olympic Games and helping Team USA secure the gold medal was therapeutic for Kevin Durant, who is still coming to terms with switching teams from the Thunder to the Warriors this offseason, Michael Lee of The Vertical writes. “It was therapy for me after making a big..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant on Team USA: ‘It was therapy for me’

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical on Monday morning, Kevin Durant reflected extensively on his experience with the gold medal-winning Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 27-year-old superstar entered the 2016 Summer Olympics having to defend himself after..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant: ‘I’m at my best if I don’t care if we win or lose’

    USA Today "Mike Krzyzewski wanted to see the Kevin Durant of Istanbul from the 2010 FIBA World Cup and from London at the 2012 Olympics. That Durant dominated. The Durant in Rio was good in the first five games of the competition, but not great against the better teams in group play. Until the U.S...." August 20

  • LeBron: Durant joining Warriors is 'great for our league'

    The Score "The King sees nothing wrong with Kevin Durant's decision to join a 73-win team. In fact, LeBron James applauded Durant's move to join the Golden State Warriors in a recent interview with Business Insider. "I think it's all great for our league," James said. "Our league is very competitive...." August 20

  • Kevin Durant: Olympics taking on new meaning in light of troubles in U.S.

    USA Today "Kevin Durant had to ponder the question. Had he ever felt chills during an NBA game, the kind that made him feel the way he did in Wednesday’s Team USA win over Argentina when the player-inspired chants of “U-S-A” came pouring down? “I had some chills when we went to the Finals in 2012 (with..." August 19

  • Durant passes Jordan on U.S. men's Olympic scoring list

    The Score ""His Airness" Michael Jordan continued his descent down the U.S. men's Olympic all-time scoring list as yet another member of the roster in Rio de Janeiro moved up. Kevin Durant, a four-time NBA scoring champion on the Golden State Warriors, jumped Jordan for fourth place during Wednesday's..." August 18

  • Kevin Durant And Paul George Thought The Rio Olympics Would Be Easier

    Uproxx "The good news for Team USA after the group stage of the Rio Olympics is that they remain undefeated at 5-0 and won their group. The bad news is that despite not yet having suffered a loss, the American squad isn’t looking anywhere near as dominant as people expected them to be. After destroying..." August 15

  • Coach K defends KD: Haters don't respect excellence

    The Score "United States head coach Mike Krzyzewski wanted to put Kevin Durant's mind at peace following his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors, so the two had a chat this summer. After being lauded for nine seasons as a first-class individual, Durant has been flooded with vitriol since he..." August 14

  • Kevin Durant to visit Oklahoma City as member of Warriors in February

    ESPN "The Oklahoma City Thunder are tentatively scheduled to play host to Kevin Durant as a member of the Golden State Warriors for the first time in February, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Thunder's first home date of the season against Durant and the Warriors has been..." August 09

  • Durant didn't like attention he received in Oklahoma City

    The Score "The level of celebrity status that emerges from being one of the most talented and successful basketball players on the planet may be easier to handle in some parts of the country in comparison to others. Kevin Durant must hope that's the case after signing a two-year, $54.3-million contract..." August 08

  • Kevin Durant says talking to Russell Westbrook now is ‘a touchy deal’

    Washington Post "Kevin Durant’s foremost concern these days is playing for Team USA, but his decision to join a new NBA team is still a very hot topic. It’s one that followed him to Rio de Janeiro, where he and other members of the U.S. squad met with reporters Thursday. Given that Russell Westbrook, Durant’s..." August 05

  • Kevin Durant reportedly told Russell Westbrook he was leaving via text message

    Yahoo! Sports "The story about how Kevin Durant told former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook he was joining the Golden State Warriors keeps getting more and more intriguing. It was assumed, after the two spent eight years together with the Thunder, going to four Western Conference finals and a..." August 05

  • Westbrook reportedly deleted Durant's goodbye text

    Yahoo! Sports "When Russell Westbrook traveled to Oklahoma City to meet with general manager Sam Presti in the aftermath of the franchise’s lost weekend in the Hamptons, Westbrook held no interest for a post-mortem on Kevin Durant. For a front office still mired in angst and anger, Westbrook delivered a sobering..." August 04

  • Durant will hold off congratulating Westbrook on extension

    The Score "After spending eight seasons together as teammates, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are going their separate ways. Durant took his talents to form a superteam in Golden State, while Westbrook elected to continue building his legacy in Oklahoma City by signing an extension. Save for a..." August 04

  • Durant believes Harden is underappreciated

    Houston Chronicle "Kevin Durant and James Harden, former Oklahoma City teammates, opted against becoming teammates again this summer when the Rockets star chose not to play in the Olympics and Durant did not consider signing with Harden's Rockets as a free agent. But before the USA Basketball practice at Toyota..." July 31

  • Guy Fieri helped recruit Durant to the Warriors

    The Score "Celebrity chef Guy Fieri claims he played a role in the Golden State Warriors' biggest free-agent signing of the summer. In an interview with Justin Bolois of First We Feast, Fieri said he told Kevin Durant's agent during the playoffs to bring his client to the Warriors." July 30

  • Kevin Durant: I never told Russell Westbrook I'm staying in OKC

    Yahoo! Sports "Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant refuted a report that he told his ex-Oklahoma City teammates – including Russell Westbrook – that he planned to re-sign with the Thunder. “It’s false,” Durant told The Vertical on Thursday. “I didn’t say that – words about me telling Russell or Nick that I..." July 29

  • Rivers: Clippers were in Durant's top 3, Griffin was key to pitch

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Durant's camp told him his team was among his top-three choices during free agency this month. The problem: the Clippers were not in Durant's top two. "The first question we asked is 'are we in the top three?' and they said..." July 28

  • A Title Contender Is Supposedly Hoping To Poach Curry If There’s A Rift With Durant

    Uproxx "The newly minted Golden State Warriors superteam has not played one minute on the floor together, but teams are already scheming for their improbable demise. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have all said the right things about shared sacrifice for this upcoming season...." July 28

  • Warriors president says waiting list for season tickets at 32,000

    The Undefeated "Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry returned to Oracle Arena on Tuesday night for the first time since losing in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. LeBron James and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, however, weren’t on the two-time NBA MVP’s mind as he strolled to his courtside seat. While..." July 28

  • ESPN report Durant lied to Westbrook about re-signing with OKC is false

    Sporting News "It sounded too good to be true. Weeks after Kevin Durant made the biggest free-agent move since LeBron James decided to return to the Cavs and left the Thunder to join the rival Warriors, an even juicier tidbit about the signing emerged. According to ESPN's Royce Young, Durant told his running..." July 28

  • Draymond Green okay with losing NBA Finals to land Kevin Durant

    Sportsnaut "We all know it. The Golden State Warriors wouldn’t have landed Kevin Durant if they had won the NBA Finals. Draymond Green knows these this is true, so he’s okay with having lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals, now that Durant is on board. Speaking about the events that transpired and..." July 27

  • Kevin Durant Apparently Told Russell Westbrook He Was Returning To The Thunder

    Uproxx "It’s no surprise the relationship between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will never be the same. That was an inevitable consequence of the pair going from teammates to adversaries upon Durant rocking the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors in early July. Time heals..." July 27

  • Durant's Warriors jersey highest selling in 30 states, including Oklahoma

    The Score "Golden State Warriors jerseys with Kevin Durant's name on the back are a hot commodity in the month of July, despite him seemingly becoming a villain overnight by signing with the 73-win squad. The four-time scoring champion's new jersey sold more than any other player's in the month of the..." July 26

  • Kevin Durant OKC-based restaurant shuts down for name change

    ESPN "Three weeks after Kevin Durant announced he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors, the local restaurant bearing his name temporarily shut down Sunday to assume a new identity. Oklahoma-based restaurant group Hal Smith Restaurants, which owns a majority stake in..." July 25

  • Durant says he didn't notice getting booed by L.A. crowd

    The Score "Some elite performers have the ability to completely tune out noise around them. Others simply don't acknowledge negativity. It's not known which camp Kevin Durant is in after he was roundly booed by Los Angeles fans during Team USA's 106-57 crushing of China in a pre-Olympic exhibition game..." July 25

  • Kevin Durant: Nobody has said something negative to my face about joining Warriors

    Yahoo! Sports "Kevin Durant started scribbling “Have Fun” at the toes of his sneakers last postseason to remind himself why he started playing basketball – and fell in love with it – any time he looked down because he was too tense or too upset with his performance. Forgetting that simple motivation can be..." July 23

  • Durant 'didn't really notice' 1st time playing with Thompson, Green

    The Score "It was only for a short two-minute span, but for the first time since agreeing to sign with the 73-win Golden State Warriors near the start of free agency, Kevin Durant was on the floor in an actual game with his new teammates in Draymond Green and Klay Thompson for the U.S. men's Olympic..." July 23

  • Kevin Durant jerseys selling for 48 cents at Oklahoma City store

    San Jose Mercury News "Rub two quarters together, hand them over and, viola, you get a Kevin Durant jersey. A store in Oklahoma City sold the former Thunder star's jersey for 48 cents, or 99 percent off the $69.99 tag price, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Even though Oklahoma is unhappy with Durant for joining..." July 22

  • Remember When Kevin Durant Wasn't a Tupac Fan?

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant now has a giant Tupac tattoo on his left leg. This is something only a giant Tupac fan would have on his body forever. Or so one would think. Durant explained the inspiration for the ink and it’s quite cerebral." July 22

  • Kevin Durant Cites 'Shoe War' As Factor In Withdrawing From 2014 World Cup

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant's decision to pull out of the 2014 FIBA World Cup following the injury to Paul George received scrutiny. Durant said he was distracted even after arriving for training camp and he "felt weird" after returning to Los Angeles following George's injury. “I was tired. I felt like I..." July 21

  • Kevin Durant: Lakers are “couple years away from where I wanted to be”

    L.A. Daily News "The Lakers chased another star. Once again, that star ran away. This time, the reasons had nothing to do with personality conflicts with teammates, salary or a poor sales pitch in its meeting. Kevin Durant did not grant the Lakers a meeting at all namely because he figured it would be a waste..." July 19

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