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I’ve been second my whole life. —Kevin Durant

I’m not trying to have my whole life out there in the media. —Kevin Durant


Last, I just want to thank God again. He’s the first and the last. Alpha and Omega. I thank you for saving my life. —Kevin Durant

Everything in my life, I had to take it. They are not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldn’t want it any other way. —Kevin Durant


Music has always been a big part of my life. It’s kind of like a refuge for me. I just use it to get away. —Kevin Durant

I’m obviously not going to give you everything about my whole life, but as far as my personality, you see me all the time from watching the games. —Kevin Durant


Sometimes you have to know when to shut the f––up. —Kevin Durant

I’ve heard a few times, in three or four years, this league is going to be yours. I don’t like that. Because I think I’m established now. —Kevin Durant


If it’s controversy out there, or if it’s some false stories out there, I want to clear it up. That’s just what I’m all about. —Kevin Durant

Grateful for this opportunity with Roc Nation Sports. It’s go time. —Kevin Durant


In this league, experience means a lot. —Kevin Durant

It feels good to be a part of history. —Kevin Durant


I feel as though I’ve proved myself these last five years that I can be one of the top players in the league. —Kevin Durant

I’ll play all five positions if my team needs me to. —Kevin Durant


I’m not this tough guy, I’m not this super hard person. —Kevin Durant



It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard. —Kevin Durant


Work harder than your opponent. —Kevin Durant

Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. —Kevin Durant


If I come to work every day and do my job, work as hard as I can, be a great teammate, the rest of that stuff will take care of itself. —Kevin Durant

I know that the hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away. —Kevin Durant


Set the goal and work all days for it, until you achieve, I want to be a champion, the best! —Kevin Durant

I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside. —Kevin Durant


If I’m educated and passionate about a topic, I’ll answer the question. But I also know when to shut the hell up. —Kevin Durant

I ain’t got no beef with nobody. —Kevin Durant


I Tweeted Keri Hilson the other day and she actually wrote back! I was so excited. —Kevin Durant

I’ve learned what it feels like to lose, believe me. But I think, in the end, that is just going to make winning that much better. —Kevin Durant


Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing. —Kevin Durant

My dream was to become a rec league coach. That’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to stay home and help the kids out and be a coach. —Kevin Durant


You gotta win. That’s all it takes. —Kevin Durant

I’m just more content with myself. Like, if I’ve got something to say, I want to get it off of my chest. —Kevin Durant


I’ve just got to let my teammates know in practice, without even telling them, that I don’t think I’m ahead of anybody. —Kevin Durant

I learned how to pass when I was real young. That’s one thing I always knew how to do was find the open man. —Kevin Durant


I’ve got a long way to go to being the ultimate best, but I think my time is now. And I’m starting to enter my prime. —Kevin Durant

I fell so many times and got back up. I been through the toughest times with my family, but…I’m still standing. —Kevin Durant


How I grew up, everybody was telling me, “You can’t do this, you can’t get tattoos, you’ve got to look a certain way.” Now, I’m like, “Why? —Kevin Durant

My acting coach I’ve got here, Richard Lawson, he’s been doing good, just telling me to calm down sometimes and just be me. —Kevin Durant


We’re talking too much about what goes on in the stands, nothing about what goes on on the court. —Kevin Durant

It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that and I’ve just got to keep pushing. —Kevin Durant


I’m not going to act like I’m this person that I’m not, because I operate bad in that space, you know what I’m saying? —Kevin Durant

With a versatile player, there’s no spot on the court you can’t pass him the ball. You can do anything. —Kevin Durant


The clothes are not making me… If I like it, that’s all that matters…It’s not about the clothes. It’s about how I am as a person and how confident I am. —Kevin Durant

If I’d gone straight to the NBA, I don’t think I would have been ready as a player or a person. —Kevin Durant


Everybody. No matter how they feel about me, everybody on Oklahoma City, on that team, of course I watch them. I support them. I want them to do well. —Kevin Durant



I’m not into no basketball beef. —Kevin Durant


Every memory I have from when I was a kid involves basketball. —Kevin Durant

I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I’m going to keep playing basketball. —Kevin Durant


I play basketball. I can’t control the media, the way I play. I can’t control all of it. —Kevin Durant

Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn’t go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me. —Kevin Durant


In the game of basketball, I play first off because I love it. I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court. —Kevin Durant



I ride for my guys. That’s the bro code. —Kevin Durant


Some guys like to talk. What’s the problem with that? —Kevin Durant

This means the world to me that you guys are here with me celebrating with me. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t express it enough. —Kevin Durant


I’m tired of being second…. I’m done with it. —Kevin Durant



I feel like I can get a good feel for people. —Kevin Durant


I want people to know what they didn’t know about me. I just wanted them to know the real side. —Kevin Durant

Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people. —Kevin Durant


When people are used to you doing something, they want you to stay in that lane. —Kevin Durant

So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am. —Kevin Durant


You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game. —Kevin Durant

When you got people behind you, you can do whatever. —Kevin Durant


I’m just trying to grow. That’s one thing I told myself is, ‘Don’t worry about who people say is the best player’. —Kevin Durant

I was always in the gym. People would look at me crazy because I spent so much time there. But that’s what it was about. I’m glad I did it. —Kevin Durant


The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people. —Kevin Durant

I want to show people who I really am, especially aspiring basketball players who want to be at this level. That’s what I’m about. —Kevin Durant


Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!! —Kevin Durant

I’m not a guy that’s going to brag or feel like I’m better than the group. —Kevin Durant


We live in a world of what have you done for me lately. We don’t remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six, years ago what he was doing. It’s unheard of. —Kevin Durant

I’m going to be me at the end of the day. And I think my family appreciates that. They’re happy for me that I’m finding out who I am, and I’m content with that. —Kevin Durant




I love Oklahoma. The fans have been with me every night. What more can you ask for? —Kevin Durant

No lie, just had one of the best times of my life at Rucker! I love NYHarlem waddup. —Kevin Durant


I like the nucleus that we have. I’m excited. I want to be here as long as possible. It’s like family. I love being here. —Kevin Durant

I’m a basketball player. That’s what I do and what I love but that’s just not all who I am. I’m talented in a lot of different areas. —Kevin Durant


I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I stuck with it. —Kevin Durant

It’s all about knowing the balance, because I like to remain somewhat of a mystery. You need to have that, you know what I mean? —Kevin Durant


I want to have some stuff that I keep for myself, my friends, my family, my loved ones. That’s how I view. —Kevin Durant

I like to sit on things and digest them and then I’ll figure out my next move, but I never said I was right for doing anything. —Kevin Durant


I’ve learned that it’s harder to try to put on this goody two–shoes persona when that’s not me. —Kevin Durant

Hopefully before I’m done, I can be on an Olympic team. —Kevin Durant

Whoever want my spot can play me one–on–one for it. —Kevin Durant


If I continue to just get to the playoffs every year, I guess you could say I arrived, but right now I’m just trying to find my way. —Kevin Durant

I just want to grow spiritually with the Lord. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better. —Kevin Durant

I’m not trying to be like what I thought an NBA player is supposed to be growing up. —Kevin Durant

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I want to go down as a winner. —Kevin Durant

I’m an old–school type of guy. —Kevin Durant

I don’t have to be anybody I’m not. —Kevin Durant

You can’t speak openly about everything. —Kevin Durant

I’m always hungry. I want to be the best. —Kevin Durant

I’ve been more content with just who I am. —Kevin Durant

You sacrificed for us–you’re the real MVP. —Kevin Durant

I probably play games more than I practice. —Kevin Durant

You know, I don’t want to stand out too much. —Kevin Durant

With everything I do, I just try to be myself. —Kevin Durant

I believe I’m enough, you know what I’m saying? —Kevin Durant

I’m just content with myself, happy with myself. —Kevin Durant

My friends are happy for me, and that’s all that matters. —Kevin Durant

I know what to keep to myself. I know what I want to give up. —Kevin Durant

It’s easier for me if I’m just open and transparent to a point. —Kevin Durant

It’s not always like I’m right, and you’re wrong. It’s both ways. —Kevin Durant

I look at my jersey and see the NBA logo, I’m like, ‘I didn’t think I’d be here.’ —Kevin Durant

For me, as a 14–year–old aspiring to be in the NBA, I wanted to hear from players. —Kevin Durant

I like what I like, I am who I am, I know what I want to do, you know what I’m saying? —Kevin Durant

I’m going to let you know the real, and I’m going to let you know the real as I can about me. —Kevin Durant

I’m going to show you my faults, I’m going to show you my insecurities, I’m going to be real. —Kevin Durant

My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself. —Kevin Durant

I’m here to shine a bright light. I’m not here to be a guy of death. I just like ‘KD’ better. —Kevin Durant

I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn’t match. I just like to stand out. —Kevin Durant

Chemistry is important. If you like your teammates, it’s going to be easier to play with them on the court. —Kevin Durant

My mom just wants to make sure that my heart is always in whatever I do and I’m in things for the right reasons. —Kevin Durant

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