Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kyrie Irving on Durant: “He’s on an incredible team but he’s also the best player on that team”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The backlash against Kevin Durant — for doing what those same people bash other athletes for not doing in prioritizing winning — continues unabated in some corners of the Internet, not to mention the “look at me” world of television punditry and talk..." June 17

  • Bob Myers says Kevin Durant wasn't offended by jokes about contract

    247 Sports "Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers' may have inadvertently angered All-Star forward Kevin Durant by joking about his next contract at the team's championship parade on Tuesday. Myers however, thinks the whole thing is overblown and says that Durant isn't..." June 14

  • LaVar Ball says Kevin Durant isn't good enough to sign with Big Baller Brand

    Total Pro Sports "Being a two-time NBA Champion, 9-time all-star, 2-time NBA Finals MVP and league MVP can get you a lot of things in life. It apparently can’t get you signed to a shoe deal. On Tuesday, LaVar Ball and LiAngelo Ball stopped by the Fox Sports 1 studio to speak on various topics..." June 13

  • Kevin Durant: Warriors Knew Series Was Over After JR Smith’s Blunder

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant was delighted by JR Smith‘s calamitous mistake late in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and told Jimmy Kimmel the Warriors “had a good feeling” the series was effectively over after that. “We knew we kinda broke them a little..." June 12

  • Kevin Durant on Jimmy Kimmel Live: 'Don't Think' LeBron Will Join Warriors

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors have been floated as a possible landing spot for Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in free agency, but two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is skeptical about the move. Durant was a guest Monday night on Jimmy..." June 12

  • Warriors GM on Durant contract negotiations: 'Whatever deal he wants'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant said last week that he intends to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors this summer. General manager Bob Myers is prepared to make the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP as rich as he wants. Durant can sign with Golden State for up to four years and nearly $160 million after..." June 12

  • Kevin Durant says he can see walking away at age 35

    ESPN "Kevin Durant, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP, told ESPN that he could see himself walking away from the game at 35 years of age, five seasons from now. "This game, your craft, you have to continue studying it," said Durant. "No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody..." June 11

  • Joe Lacob: I felt ‘really personally persecuted’ by other NBA owners after signing Kevin Durant

    Pro Basketball Talk "Warriors owner Joe Lacob said he felt other NBA owners were mad at him after signing Kevin Durant. Now, Lacob has raised the rhetoric. Lacob, via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN: “That [NBA] owners meeting, the July after we got Kevin, was a..." June 11

  • Durant: It's harder to stand out with great players around you

    The Score "Prior to hoisting back-to-back Larry O'Brien Trophies with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant put together an outstanding resume as the unquestioned top option for the Oklahoma City Thunder. By comparison, with Golden State, his numbers are down but his efficiency is up...." June 10

  • You may hate it, but Kevin Durant explains why he doesn’t care you think he ruined the NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "“Why don’t today’s stars care more about winning than personal stats or being ‘The Man’ on their team?” “How dare Kevin Durant join the Golden State Warriors and take the easy route to a championship!” Welcome to the paradox of..." June 09

  • James, Durant look to their next contracts

    Fox News Sports "Newly crowned NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant had already confirmed this week that he intends to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors. But LeBron James' future with the Cleveland Cavaliers was unclear. The future career paths of the two NBA standouts became the focus Friday night..." June 09

  • Kevin Durant addressed winning Finals MVP over Stephen Curry

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant gripped the Finals MVP trophy firmly in his hands. He had no intention of letting it go. Durant made only one exception following the Warriors’ 108-85 Game 4 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that clinched a second consecutive NBA championship. Nearly..." June 09

  • Kevin Durant says LeBron James wouldn’t accept NBA Finals MVP if Cavaliers lose: ‘He’s a winner’

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James spoke for the Warriors. Then, Kevin Durant spoke for LeBron. Durant was asked about LeBron James winning NBA Finals MVP, even if the Cavaliers lose to the Warriors. “I’m sure LeBron wouldn’t accept that,” Durant..." June 08

  • Kendrick Perkins on giving middle fingers to Durant: 'That's my brother'

    247 Sports "During Kevin Durant's postgame media availability after Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, the Warriors All-Star can be seen mouthing curse words to someone at the press conference. That person Durant was cursing at turned out to be Cavs big man Kendrick Perkins, who..." June 08

  • Kevin Durant: “I’m Planning On Staying With The Warriors”

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s two best players can reach the open market in less than a month, but while LeBron James‘ future remains up in the air, it appears Kevin Durant‘s free agency will be merely a formality. Speaking to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols (video link), the..." June 08

  • Kendrick Perkins flipped off Kevin Durant during Game 3 press conference

    USA Today "Former Thunder teammates Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Durant shared a moment after Durant went off for an incredible 43 pointsin the Warriors’ Game 3 win over the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The Athletic‘s Jason Lloyd reported that Perkins happened to drop by..." June 07

  • LeBron James takes shot at Blazers for not drafting Kevin Durant

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers have become the punchline of many jokes during these NBA Finals, so you can’t blame the three-time NBA champ for trying to deflect some of that attention elsewhere. While meeting with reporters on Thursday, LeBron was asked if he knew..." June 07

  • Kevin Durant Restrained After Hecklers Shout 'UT's Butt' and 'Where LeBron At?'

    Bleacher Report "A heckler outside the Golden State Warriors' team hotel got under Kevin Durant's skin Wednesday night. Following the Warriors' 110-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals to take a 3-0 series lead, Durant was the subject of some..." June 07

  • Durant plans on re-signing with Warriors, but 'anything can happen'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant wants to perfect the art of being present. Eleven seasons in, and with his 30th birthday less than four months away, the Golden State star has learned the hard way that there’s no sense in moving through life too fast. But when he answered a..." June 07

  • Kevin Durant Shocks Bay Area Students by Offering to Pay First Year of College Tuition

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant surprised kids he mentored from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula in Menlo Park, California, by agreeing to pay for their first year of college tuition. ESPN's Chris Connelly shared Durant's special connection with the..." June 06

  • Kevin Durant shares why Tom Brady didn't convince him to sign with Celtics

    WEEI Boston "Two years ago, before Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward wound up in Celtics green, the C’s put on the full-court press for Kevin Durant. Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge led a cavalry of players to Durant’s Hamptons estate, which he rented for 10 days over the Fourth of July holiday. Most..." June 05

  • Durant reveals reasons why he chose Warriors

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant is in the midst of making a run at back-to-back NBA titles with the Warriors after joining the roster for the 2016-17 season. But in a recent interview, Durant revealed the reason behind his decision to sign with Golden State during free agency, and it wasn't just because..." June 03

  • Kevin Durant critical of himself for Game 1 shot selection

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors managed to pull out the win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but Kevin Durant knows he has some adjustments to make on offense. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, the star forward was critical of himself for his performance in the opening game and said that he..." June 03

  • Kevin Durant on Bryan Colangelo Burner Account Allegations: 'I Ain't Got Nothing to Say About That'

    Complex "It may seem like forever ago, but back in September, Kevin Durant was found out to be using a Twitter burner account to address people who criticized him. No matter how much Durant would like to move past that situation, it’s quite possible that his name will always be..." May 30

  • Why Warriors list Kevin Durant at 6-foot-9 (wink)

    San Jose Mercury News "There are lies, damned lies and Kevin Durant’s official height. All NBA sources list the Warriors power forward at 6-foot-9. And, if you believe that, we’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn you can measure. Those who play against Durant regularly refer to him as a..." May 30

  • Kevin Durant Took A Shot At James Harden After Game 7 Win

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant went after James Harden during post-game comments on ESPN Radio after Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Durant’s Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 101-92, and KD said his team knew how it would play out the entire..." May 29

  • Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry refuse to talk about 2016 in press conference

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were rivals before they were teammates. During the 2016 NBA playoffs, Curry's Warriors faced Durant's Thunder in Western Conference finals. Oklahoma City had a 3-1 series lead before losing Game 5 in Oakland, but the Thunder had their chance to..." May 27

  • Steve Kerr tells Kevin Durant story about trusting teammates

    247 Sports "Kevin Durant has been criticized in the Western Conference Finals for isolating too much and therefore taking shots out of the hands of his other Golden State Warriors teammates. Coming into Game 5 of this series, he was averaging 23 shot attempts per game, and that trend hasn't been..." May 25

  • How Kevin Durant is hurting the Warriors

    The Sports Post "Kevin Durant is the sort of player you add no matter what. There are maybe a dozen of those players in the NBA at a time. If LeBron James says he’ll join your team if you change its name to the Orange Spoons, then that’s what you do. There is no buyer’s remorse on the part of..." May 25

  • Warriors to play 1st Game 6 of Durant era

    The Score "Sometimes simple numbers can remind people just how dominant the Golden State Warriors have been since Kevin Durant signed with the team in 2016. As such, consider that after the Houston Rockets tied the Western Conference finals at 2-2 on Tuesday night, the Warriors will be forced to..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant: ‘I Definitely Wish I Had That Last Play Back’

    SLAM Online "Kevin Durant and the Warriors couldn’t get a clean look with Game 4 on the line Tuesday night, and now head back to Houston with the Western Conference Finals deadlocked at two games apiece. The Rockets overcame Golden State’s double-digit fourth quarter lead to pull..." May 23

  • Kevin Durant had perfect response to Charles Barkley about 'annoying' Draymond Green

    CBS Sports "The Inside the NBA crew has taken their show on the road for the Western Conference finals, so they were at Oracle Arena for Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. And because they were at the arena for the show, they were able to have Kevin Durant on the set after the..." May 21

  • Players Among Those Who Built The Bridge Between Durant And Golden State

    Hoops Rumors "Peak Stephen Curry came to play during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The two-time MVP hit all seven of his shots from the field during a third quarter that essentially put the game out of reach. He finished with a game-high 35 points, delivering a series of highlights..." May 21

  • Draymond Green's mother blames Kevin Durant for team's Game 2 struggles

    CBS Sports "When things are going well for the Warriors, they look like an unstoppable force. But when things don't quite go as planned, such as Wednesday's 127-105 Game 2 loss to Houston, the appearance of them not looking so invincible doesn't sit well with even their most high-profile..." May 18

  • Kevin Durant: 'We're Not Invincible' After Game 2 Loss vs. Rockets

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant provided a dose of perspective in the aftermath of the Golden State Warriors' 127-105 Game 2 loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. After being asked if he was surprised that Houston outscored the defending champions by 17 points with the..." May 17

  • Kevin Durant Upset With Being Pulled From Game During Hot Streak

    Real GM Basketball "Steve Kerr subbed out Kevin Durant with 2:23 remaining in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals after he made his fifth field goal of the third quarter to put the Warriors up by 13 points. A confused Durant walked toward the bench yelling, "Why?" The Rockets then..." May 15

  • Kevin Durant isn’t satisfied with Warriors’ Game 1 performance

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors managed to get off on the right foot with a 119-106 win versus the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. However, small forward Kevin Durant is not satisfied with the team’s performance to start the series. It..." May 15

  • Kevin Durant: Stephen Curry ‘Off the Leash’

    SLAM Online "Stephen Curry was finally “let off the leash” Tuesday night, according to teammate Kevin Durant, as he logged 37 minutes in the Warriors’ 113-104 Game 5 win that sent the New Orleans Pelicans home for the summer. It was the most playing time Curry has had since missing six weeks with a knee..." May 09

  • Draymond Green Sent Kevin Durant 4 AM Text Challenging Him After Game 3 Loss

    Bleacher Report "Kevin Durant put the Golden State Warriors on his back during Sunday's 118-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series, and the performance came after teammate Draymond Green sent him an inspiring text message at 4 a.m. Chris Haynes of ESPN.com shared..." May 07

  • How Kevin Durant adjusted to Stephen Curry’s return

    San Jose Mercury News "The net made a swishing sound at a rapid pace. That only meant one thing. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant resumed their post-practice shooting workout. The routine stopped temporarily when Curry spent over four weeks rehabbing his Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee. But with Curry receiving..." May 03

  • Kevin Durant: If I take another $10 million pay cut, Warriors ‘going to start taking advantage of me’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Warriors. He has already confirmed that. But for how much? For most players of his caliber, it’d be simple. The max salary – projected to be about $35 million – would be his salary. The only question would be whether he takes another 1+1 deal (with a 5%..." April 27

  • Pelicans' Gentry: 'Everybody on our team will guard Durant'

    247 Sports "For the second time since he became the coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, Alvin Gentry will face off against his old friends, the Golden State Warriors. Gentry was the associate head coach for the Warriors during their 2014-2015 championship season and his offensive schemes were instrumental to..." April 26

  • Kevin Durant: Liking anti-Russell Westbrook Instagram comment was ‘total accident’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Durant liked an Instagram comment critical of Russell Westbrook. Here we go again? Royce Young of ESPN I’m not inside Durant’s mind. He could be lying to cover another burner Instagram snafu. But I tend to believe him. It’s easy enough to accidentally click like, and the greater..." April 24

  • Kevin Durant not concerned about his ankle: ‘I’m good’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is dismissing any concerns about an ankle injury. Durant rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ Game 3 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. He was able to walk off the floor after turning his ankle, and he headed to the locker room..." April 20

  • Kevin Durant says injuries have killed Warriors’ morale

    Larry Brown Sports "The usually formidable Golden State Warriors stumbled their way to the end of the regular season, and Kevin Durant thinks that the team’s recent slate of injuries had a big effect on them psychologically. After the Warriors were blown out by the Utah Jazz 119-79 on Tuesday in their final game..." April 12

  • Kevin Durant to decline player option, rework deal with Warriors

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant plans to decline his player option for the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN. His time on the open market, however, will be brief. A nine-time All-Star and the reigning NBA Finals MVP,..." April 11

  • Kevin Durant says Michael Beasley probably had as much talent as he did

    Clutch Points "When Michael Beasley was drafted with the second pick in the 2008 draft by the Miami Heat many thought the Kansas State Wildcats forward would be a once in a generation talent, as long as he was able to keep his head straight. Unfortunately for Beasley though he got himself into his fair share..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant Argues The One-And-Done Rule Has Turned College Basketball Coaches Into ‘Daycare Owners’

    Dime Magazine "Just about everyone in basketball agrees that the one-and-done rule has to be changed. The NBA appears to be taking steps forward to find a way to replace the rule as it currently exists, but until then, top high school basketball prospects will be required to spend a year playing college ball...." April 09

  • Kevin Durant Picks James Harden over LeBron James to Win 2018 NBA MVP

    Bleacher Report "Golden State Warriors swingman Kevin Durant is backing his former teammate in this season's MVP race. "James Harden," Durant said when asked to pick a 2017-18 MVP, per Sam Amick of USA Today. Durant said the race isn't close when he selected the Houston Rockets guard but acknowledged..." April 03

  • Kevin Durant: I Don't Think We Would've All Been MVPs In OKC

    Real GM Basketball "With James Harden likely to win MVP this season, the Oklahoma City Thunder will have had three future MVPs on their team that reached the 2012 Finals. "It's his turn. Just give it to him," said Durant of Harden. "It's his time to win it. They're playing on another level — 60-point..." April 03

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