Unstoppable force. Unlimited ability.
Playing in 35 games in his only college season at Texas, Durant (25.8 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 1.9 bpg, 1.9 spg) won the Adolph Rupp Trophy, the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award to become the first freshman in NCAA history to capture any of those awards.
On April 14, 2010, Durant averaged 30.1 ppg and edged out LeBron James by 0.4 ppg for the scoring crown in 2009-10. At 21 years, 197 days old, Durant became the youngest player in NBA history to win a scoring title as he had 46 games of 30 or more points that season.
Durant was an All-Star for 10 consecutive seasons (2010-19), starting in eight of those games while winning the All-Star Game MVP twice (2012, 2019).
In the 2012-13 season, Durant became the sixth player in NBA history to log a 50/40/90 season. When he left Oklahoma City to sign with Golden State in 2016, Durant ranked in the top 10 in several all-time statistical categories and is the Thunder's third-leading scorer behind Russell Westbrook and Gary Payton.
In The Finals with Golden State, Durant was at his best. In the 2017 series, he averaged 35.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 5.4 apg while finishing as the team’s top scorer in every game en route to 2017 Finals MVP honors. In the 2018 Finals, Durant registered his first postseason triple-double in Game 4 to help the Warriors sweep the Cavaliers. In that series, he averaged 28.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 7.5 apg and 2.3 bpg for his second consecutive Finals MVP. In Game 3, Durant scored a then-postseason career-high 43 points and became the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice.
Durant also carved out an indelible mark on the international stage as a three-time Olympic gold medalist, ranking first in all-time points (435) for Team USA, scoring average (19.8), made field goals (146), field goal attempts (276), 3-pointers made (74) and free-throws made (69). Durant registered the three highest scoring averages in an Olympics in 2020 (20.7), 2012 (19.5) and 2016 (19.4), racking up 29 points or more in three gold medal games. He was also named MVP of the Tokyo Olympics.
During Durant’s lone MVP season, he scored a career-best and NBA-high 32 points to go with a career-high 5.5 assists, 7.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 50.3% from the floor.
In Game 5 of the 2021 Eastern Conference semifinals, Durant poured in 49 points in addition to 17 rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and two blocks while playing all 48 minutes. The performance marked the first time in NBA postseason history that a player posted 45 points or more, 15 rebounds or more and 10 assists in a playoff game.
In 2013, he founded the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation “to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs.” The foundation has allocated grants to combat homelessness, aid youth athletics and empowerment for young women, in addition to providing support for social justice initiatives and disaster relief.
Durant and his venture capitalist firm Thirty Five Ventures has invested in more than 75 companies involved in a variety of business ranging from cryptocurrency to media.