Kevin Durant is a 10-time NBA All-Star, a 2-time NBA All-Star game MVP, a 6- time All-NBA First Team, and NBA rookie of the year. If that is not enough, Durant has also been the NBA scoring champion 4 times, and if you want to go international, he was also the FIBA World Championship MVP in 2007.
The long road to the NBA started in Washington, D.C, where Durant was born, as a kid, he was unusually tall from a young age and reached 6 ft 0 in height while still in middle school. After high school, he had grown to 6 ft 9 in and attended the University of Texas, where later he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 2007. The rest is history.
He played for the Sonics/ Oklahoma City Thunder from 2007-2016, he spent three years with the Golden State Warriors (2016-2019) and since then has been with the Brooklyn Nets. In 2013 he joined the 50-40-90 club and has won two Olympic gold medals in London 2012 and Rio 2016, and one World Cup in 2010. Kevin Durant is a true champion! He has won two NBA titles in his career and now we will take a look at both those crowns.
Kevin Durant’s First NBA Ring 2017
Kevin Durant was a part of the Golden State Warriors side that avenged the 2016 NBA Finals defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors took the series in 5 games and Durant was named the MVP. Durant was acquired by the Warriors as a free agent in the off-season and formed a great partnership with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.
In Game 5 of the series, Durant scored 39 points and sealed the championship for the Warriors, not only that, but in that season the Warriors went 16–1 in the postseason, a record for the best winning percentage (.941) in NBA playoffs history.
Kevin Durant’s Second NBA Ring 2018
Durant won his consecutive NBA championship with the Warriors the following year, once again defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was the third final between the Warriors and the Cavs and this time it was a clean sweep, with the Warriors winning in four games.
Kevin Durant was once again named the MVP of the finals, in Game 3 Durant scored 43 points while also getting 13 rebounds and 7 assists, in a 110–102 win that put the series 3-0. For Durant, it was a career-high playoff mark. It was the Golden State Warriors second consecutive championship in three years.
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