Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant to make trip to India in effort to boost NBA footprint

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant will visit India next Thursday to further fortify the growing popularity of basketball in the country and serve as a coach to some of its top players. The first order of business for the NBA champ and 2017 Finals MVP will be stopping in New Delhi to..." July 20

  • Kevin Durant was reportedly in on Peyton Manning’s ESPYs joke

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant may have looked angry when Peyton Manning threw a well-timed zinger his way at the ESPYs Wednesday night, but apparently the Golden State Warriors star was just putting his acting skills to work. According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Durant knew the joke was coming and was simply..." July 13

  • Kevin Durant on joining Warriors: 'I didn't go there to make my life easier'

    CBS Sports "Since Kevin Durant made his decision to join the Golden State Warriors last summer, the sports media world has been inundated with takes expressing everything from contempt -- ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said that Durant's decision to join the Warriors was "the weakest move I've seen from a superstar"..." July 12

  • Kevin Durant, Warriors have funny nickname for Steve Nash

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Nash may only be a part-time consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but it’s clear that he has a lot of sway over the team. Kevin Durant discussed his relationship with Nash in the latest entry in his “Still KD” web series, and he revealed that he and his Warriors teammates have a..." July 12

  • Still KD: Through the Noise

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors last summer shocked the basketball world. In a letter published on the Players Tribune on July 4th, 2016, Durant expressed he was leaving the franchise he spent the last nine years with to head west and join..." July 11

  • Paul George says Kevin Durant sold him on OKC: 'That place will blow you away'

    CBS Sports "All-Star forward Paul George, who was traded to the Thunder shortly after the NBA Draft, has already been sold on the organization from an unlikely face who left town for greener pastures a year ago: Kevin Durant. "KD was like, 'That place will blow you away,'" George told Sports Illustrated..." July 11

  • Steve Kerr calls Kevin Durant's contract 'remarkable gesture'

    ESPN "Warriors coach Steve Kerr seems extremely grateful for Kevin Durant's willingness to take less than a max contract to help keep Golden State's title-winning core together. Speaking to the Bay Area News Group on Monday, Kerr called Durant's two-year, $53 million deal a "remarkable..." July 11

  • Kevin Durant would have taken even less money for Rudy Gay

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant will sacrifice nearly $10 million in his next deal with the Golden State Warriors, and he was reportedly willing to go even lower if the situation called for it. Multiple reports on Monday indicated that Durant will sign a two-year, $53 million deal with the Warriors that includes..." July 04

  • Durant, Warriors Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $53 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "Superstar small forward Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors reached an agreement on a two-year extension worth $53 million, ESPN.com's Chris Haynes reported Monday. According to Haynes, Durant can opt out after the first year. USA Today's Sam Amick noted how much money Durant is..." July 03

  • Durant Declines Contract Option, Expected to Re-Sign

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant reportedly informed the Golden State Warriors on Thursday he will decline his $27.7 million player option for the 2017-18 season, meaning he will officially be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to the Associated Press' Janie McCauley. ESPN.com's Chris Haynes first..." June 30

  • Kevin Durant is Amused on Twitter By Someone Implying Harden & Chris Paul Are Threat to Warriors

    Black Sports Online "Teams are making moves to try to compete with the Warriors. The Warriors seem unbothered as they celebrate their title. A twitter user who says he hates the Warriors posed the question how they were going to guard Chris Paul and James Harden. Kevin Durant was amused by this and used..." June 29

  • Report: Kevin Durant will wait until later in free agency to sign new deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is reportedly willing to give the Golden State Warriors flexibility this offseason by signing less than a max contract, so it makes sense that the NBA Finals MVP would wait until other business is taken care of to finalize his own deal. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Durant is..." June 28

  • Kevin Durant congratulates Russell Westbrook on MVP award in YouTube comment

    SI "Kevin Durant appeared to have congratulated Russell Westbrook in the comment section of a YouTube video on the Golden State Warriors star's official page. "Huge congrats to Russell Westbrook on MVP, that boy went out there and was a created player on 2k all year, F----n balled out. Gotta..." June 27

  • Kevin Durant Fires Shots at 76ers Over 'FEDS' Nickname, And He's Right

    Complex "Fans in Philadelphia are as excited as they've been about the Sixers in at least a decade, and who can blame them? After trading up to obtain the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Sixers have a trio of potential stars in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Markelle Fultz, all of whom fit together..." June 26

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant trolls Russell Westbrook with cupcake hat featuring ring

    Sporting News "It all started with Russell Westbrook's seemingly innocuous Instagram post of a cupcake display last Fourth of July. On face value, the picture appeared to be a patriotic gesture by Westbrook, but Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated later revealed that Thunder players used to use the term..." June 24

  • Kevin Durant will take less to help Warriors keep Iguodala

    Yardbarker "Kevin Durant is reportedly planning to decline his player option for the 2017-2018 season and become a free agent, but only for a very brief moment. Sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes that Durant will sign a new contract with the Golden State Warriors when he becomes a free agent on July 1...." June 19

  • Kevin Durant will decline player option with Warriors

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant will decline his 2017-18 player option with the Golden State Warriors. According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, Durant will decline his player option with Golden State, but is expected to re-sign with the Warriors on a new deal over the summer: Haynes details how Durant's new deal..." June 19

  • Kevin Durant has been sparring with haters on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is finally in a position to let his championship ring and NBA Finals MVP trophy do the talking for him, but the Golden State Warriors star must find it entertaining to engage his critics on social media. Over the past several days, Durant has responded to dozens of trolls on..." June 19

  • Durant denies Dubs are superteam: 'We just work extremely well together'

    ESPN "On Wednesday during exit interviews, Kevin Durant dismissed the notion that the Golden State Warriors are constructed as a superteam. In making his point, he directed attention to the organization's drafting prowess and recruiting targets rather than just focusing on the fact that the team has..." June 15

  • Kevin Durant almost certainly re-signing with Warriors

    Fanrag Sports "Kevin Durant’s two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors last summer provided one of the most seismic moments in NBA history, but the reigning NBA Finals MVP will likely be opting out of that deal. But he plans on re-signing to stay with the Warriors. Finances will make a difference in a..." June 14

  • Report: Thunder ‘haven’t completely moved on’ from Kevin Durant departure

    Larry Brown Sports "If you didn’t enjoy watching Kevin Durant win the NBA title with the Golden State Warriors, consider how the Oklahoma City Thunder must feel. ESPN’s Royce Young told Outside the Lines that, much as they’ve tried to distance themselves from the story, those associated with the Thunder..." June 14

  • Barack Obama Texted Kevin Durant After Finals Win, Praised His Defense

    NESN "Winning your first NBA Finals must be pretty amazing on its own, but winning your first NBA Finals and getting congratulated by a former president must be even better. It was for Kevin Durant, at least. Durant helped lead the Golden State Warriors to their second title in three years with..." June 14

  • Kevin Durant Says Kyrie Irving Is Better Than Allen Iverson, Has 'More Skill'

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant got a firsthand account of what Kyrie Irving was capable of during the 2017 NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games, and the 2013-14 MVP came away impressed. During a Tuesday appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast, Durant said he..." June 14

  • LeBron James ‘Not Happy at All’ for Kevin Durant

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant’s first NBA championship, quite understandably, did not fill LeBron James’ heart with joy. KD’s title, after all, came at LeBron’s expense. James won his first championship back in 2012 against, yes, Kevin Durant. Per Cleveland.com: Q: It was mentioned before that Kevin..." June 13

  • The Hypocrisy of Criticizing Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "The one part of the National Anthem that always makes me cringe no matter how many times I hear it. “Land of the free….” As a black man in this country, the FREE part wasn’t always true and even now it feels like we aren’t truly free and definitely not treated as equals. So, when it comes..." June 13

  • 'I'm Ready': The Text That Started The Warriors' Dynasty

    SI "About 30 minutes after Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, Warriors forward Draymond Green sat at his locker in full uniform, fiddling with his phone. All around him, teammates hastily showered and dressed, rushing from Oracle Arena and the champagne fumes that polluted the air. But Green was in no hurry..." June 13

  • Durant refutes report that Green called him after Game 7

    San Francisco Chronicle "Speaking to reporters after practice Sunday, Warriors forward Kevin Durant shot down a recent report that Draymond Green called him after Golden State’s Game 7 loss to Cleveland last June. “That’s false,” Durant said. “A hundred percent false.” In an article published Thursday, ESPN.com’s..." June 12

  • LeBron James isn't ready to give true opinion on Kevin Durant joining Warriors — yet

    Sporting News "No player in the NBA this season has faced as much scrutiny for joining another team as Golden State's Kevin Durant. Durant, you'll remember, infamously joined the Warriors after his Thunder team botched a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals, opting to get that ever-elusive NBA title. The..." June 12

  • Kevin Durant claims he hasn’t watched last few NBA Finals despite proof to contrary

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant created a small controversy when he said it was “100 percent false” Draymond Green called him after the Warriors lost Game 7 to the Cavaliers in last year’s NBA Finals – a claim made by Green himself. As Kurt Helin laid out, maybe one of them just misremembers the details of a single..." June 12

  • KD claims alleged call from Draymond after 2016 Finals '100 percent false'

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant said Dubs teammate Draymond Green didn't call him immediately following the team's Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals last year, a claim made by the defensive stalwart last week. Green told Zach Lowe of ESPN.com he called..." June 11

  • Kevin Durant to reporter: ‘You got to be better than that’

    Sportsnaut "The Golden State Warriors were blown out in their attempt to close out the NBA Finals Friday night in Cleveland. In what was a drama-filled game chock-full of technicals and questionable officiating, Golden State just couldn’t keep up with LeBron James and the Cavaliers in what ended up being a..." June 10

  • Bell: Warriors' Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry put greatness above egos

    USA Today "Stephen Curry has surely explained his actions relating to a clutch shot many times in recent years, but in the aftermath of Game 3 of the NBA Finals this went to another level. The Golden State Warriors star was left to break down movements that were inspired by someone else’s huge basket —..." June 09

  • Iguodala hints he, Curry, Durant are all re-signing with Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "During his chat with the media on Thursday, Andre Iguodala seemed to hint that he, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Golden State Warriors. Iguodala and Curry will be free agents after the season, while Durant has a player option that he can decline in order to become a free..." June 09

  • Has Kevin Durant snatched the 'best player in the NBA' crown from LeBron James?

    CBS Sports "The NBA Finals are the apex of the season, the time when the spotlight shines brightest and every series is a referendum. So you knew this was going to happen. It doesn't matter that LeBron James has four MVPs, three championships, came back from 3-1 in last year's Finals with an inferior team,..." June 09

  • Draymond Green called K.D. from Oracle parking lot after 2016 Finals loss

    Hoops Hype "When the Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals, Draymond Green knew he wanted Kevin Durant this year. According to a report from Zach Lowe, Green was so certain Durant was the answer to beat the Cavaliers he immediately began the pursuit. After the loss to..." June 09

  • Paul Pierce agrees with Dwight Howard that Kevin Durant is better than LeBron James

    Sportsnaut "Paul Pierce has not been bashful about sharing his distaste for Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors for most of the NBA season. But following Golden State’s Game 3 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the recently retired star gave credit where he felt it was due. What we’re..." June 08

  • Dwight Howard: Kevin Durant better than LeBron James

    Sportsnaut "Dwight Howard has some interesting theories about the fabric of reality. He can’t hit a free throw but is working on his three-point shooting (career 5-of-56 shooter) to extend his longevity. That’s one crazy thing he’s up to these days. Now here’s another. Howard says Kevin Durant, not..." June 07

  • Agent: Kevin Durant Opened Floodgates On Stars Leaving

    Real GM Basketball "The success of LeBron James and Kevin Durant leaving their teams in free agency has shaped the way other stars view their own situations. While James was a bit of an outlier leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat before returning in 2014, the decision made by Durant to sign with the..." June 06

  • LeBron, Durant recorded secret hip hop track together in 2011

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, currently battling in the NBA Finals, reportedly recorded a hip-hop song together during the 2011 lockout, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. The recording session came about while the pair were working out..." June 05

  • Kevin Durant dated 'The Bachelorette' star in college?

    Yardbarker "Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is 28 and spent the 2006-2007 academic year at the University of Texas at Austin playing basketball. That same year, 31-year-old Rachel Lindsay, the current star of "The Bachelorette," was also attending UT. Well, one thing led to another, and a decade..." June 02

  • There was a time when a younger Kevin Durant wanted to marry Rihanna

    USA Today "According to Twitter at least, Kevin Durant v. Rihanna has suddenly become the most hyped match-up of the NBA Finals — yet there was a time that the Golden State Warriors star felt far more warmly towards the pop icon. The Warriors’ comprehensive Game 1 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers..." June 02

  • Rihanna Allegedly Heckles Kevin Durant ... During NBA Finals

    TMZ "Rihanna was ON FIRE during Game 1 of the NBA Finals -- allegedly heckling Kevin Durant, bowing to LeBron James ... and talking trash to haters on the way out of the arena. FYI, RiRi is a HUUUUGE Bron fan -- and can be seen bowing to #23 while sitting in her courtside seats at Game 1 on Thursday..." June 02

  • LeBron James Discusses Kevin Durant's Impact on Warriors, Says He Stands Out

    Bleacher Report "In the aftermath of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 113-91 Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, LeBron James was asked to pinpoint the one thing that stood out to him. His answer was simple, according to video captured by Sports Illustrated: the play of Kevin Durant. James..." June 02

  • Durant willing to take less than max to keep Warriors core intact

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is willing to take less than the maximum contract extension he is eligible for this summer as a 10-year veteran if it helps the Warriors keep the core of their team intact, league sources told ESPN. Durant's gesture would allow the Warriors to keep..." June 01

  • Doc Rivers: 'Tough' to see Kevin Durant join Warriors 'from a competitive standpoint'

    Sporting News "When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors in the offseason, everybody knew they would end up in the Finals. Now we're here, and to no one's surprise, Golden State reached the Finals for a third straight year and are considered heavy favorites to win it all. Durant signing with Golden State followed..." May 30

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why He Stopped Clapping Back at Angry Opposing Fans

    Complex "At the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season, there were a lot of NBA fans outside of Oakland who were not happy about Kevin Durant playing for the Warriors. Those fans gave KD a lot of grief during games, and initially, he struggled to deal with the heckling he faced. Who can forget the time he..." May 26

  • Durant says it's not his fault the NBA has a lack of parity, blame the bad teams

    USA Today "The noise that surrounds Kevin Durant is growing louder by the minute. But this isn’t the latest hot take about how the Golden State Warriors star is allegedly arrogant. Nor is this the chorus of nationwide boos relating to the lack of competition in the NBA playoffs, with Durant and his..." May 26

  • Kevin Durant opens up about how he shuts out the haters

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant’s decision to join the Golden State Warriors earned him plenty of scorn. So, how did he deal with it? In an interview with Michael Lee of The Vertical, Durant was asked if he called LeBron James for advice on how to handle the backlash. LeBron would probably have some insight on..." May 25

  • Kevin Durant apologizes for response to fans complaining about blowouts

    ESPN "All-Star forward Kevin Durant has caught flack ever since he said, "If you don't like it, don't watch it," during a postgame interview session after Game 3 of the Western Conference finals pertaining to the plethora of blowouts this postseason. Although competitive games have been rare during..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant Sends Another Veiled Criticism in Russell Westbrook's Direction About Having Fun

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant played alongside Russell Westbrook from 2008 to 2016. On the court they had great success, but their approaches to life were obviously very different. Westbrook turned out to be a crazy stat-hungry monster and Durant really just wanted to make friends and have fun. Here’s Durant’s..." May 22

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