Kevin Durant is an NBA player currently on the Oklahoma City Thunder. He won the MVP award in 2014 and is a five-time All-Star and four-time scoring champion.
The Seattle SuperSonics drafted Durant with the No. 2 pick in the 2007 draft after he averaged 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds during his freshman season at the University of Texas.
Durant averaged 20.3 points per game en route to winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2008.
The SuperSonics drafted future All-Star Russell Westbrook and moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 to become the Thunder.
Durant achieved a trio of notable firsts in 2010: making the All-Star Game, winning the scoring title and leading the Thunder to the playoffs. He also won the scoring title in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Durant led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012, the franchise’s first trip since 1996. He averaged 30.6 points as the Thunder lost in five games to LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
After finishing second in the voting for two straight seasons behind James, Durant won the MVP award in 2014, delivering an emotional acceptance speech. He averaged 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists as the Thunder finished 59-23. Durant scored at least 25 points in 41 straight games, the third-longest streak in league history behind Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson.
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