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Kevin Durant

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Biography

Background

CAREER AVERAGES
26.6 pts, 6.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg and 38.2 mpg (461 career games)

2012-13 SEASON AVERAGES
28.1 ppg (2nd in NBA), 7.9 rpg and 4.6 apg in 38.5 mpg.

2012-13
Named to the All-NBA First Team for a fourth consecutive season. Became the sixth player in NBA history to finish the season shooting 50.0% from the field, 40.0% from 3-point range, and 90.0% from the free throw line (Min. 150 FT and 3FG attempts). Led the NBA in free throw shooting accuracy (90.5%). Led the NBA in total points scored (2,280). Recorded three triple-doubles on the season: vs. New Orleans (2/27), at Houston (2/20) and his first career triple-double vs. Golden State (11/18). Registered a career-high 52 points during win at Dallas (1/18). In the game, went a perfect 21-of-21 from the free throw line (second best free throw shooting game in NBA history; Dominique Wilkins went 23-of-23 from the free throw line in 1992). Became the first player in NBA history to record 20-plus made free throws in back-to-back games (1/18-1/20). Started season with three consecutive double-doubles for the first time in his career. Posted double-doubles in the first half of three games this season: vs. Portland (11/2), vs. Golden State (11/18) and vs. Chicago (2/24) after only accomplishing the feat once previously prior to this season. Recorded 18 double-doubles on the season, including three triple- doubles. Scored 20-plus points 71 times, including 33 30-point efforts and six 40-point scoring games. Set a career-high with 11 assists at Houston (2/20). Named the NBA Western Conference Player of The Month for October/November and then again for the month of March. Named a starter on the 2013 Western Conference All-Star Team (third time being named a starter and fourth All-Star selection overall). In the All- Star game, recorded a game-high 30 points (13-24 FG) to help lead the West All-Stars to victory. Recorded 6.3 assists per game (represents a career best).

NBA CAREER
2011-12: Named to the All-NBA First Team for a third consecutive season after becoming the seventh player in league history to lead the NBA in scoring for three consecutive seasons. Set a career-high with 51 points during overtime win vs. Denver on 2/19. The 51 points scored represents the fourth highest scoring output in franchise history. Received the NBA’s Player of the Month honors for the month of February and for the month of March. Matched a career-best streak with double-doubles in five consecutive outings (1/27 at Golden State - 2/4 at San Antonio). Notched 18 double- doubles on the season. Named MVP of the All-Star game after posting a game-high 36 points and seven rebounds. Named a starter on the 2012 Western Conference All- Star team after receiving 1,345,566 votes, second most in the Western Conference. Received the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week award on three occasions this season (Durant has won eight career POW awards). Became the first player to score 30+ points in the first four games of the season since Kobe Bryant (2005-06 season). Connected on third game winning field goal of his career as time expired on 12/29 vs. Dallas. Pulled-down a season-high 17 rebounds 3/23 vs. Minnesota. Scored 30+ points 25 times (17-8 record) including, four 40-point efforts and one 50-point effort (2/19/12 vs. Denver).
2010-11: Named to the All-NBA First Team for a second consecutive season after becoming just the 11th player in NBA history to win the scoring title in back-to-back seasons. Led the NBA with five 40-point scoring efforts en route to a league-best 27.7 point per game scoring average. The two-time NBA Player of The Month (December and April) led the NBA with 29 30-point scoring efforts and in those games the Thunder posted a 24-5 record. Through his first four NBA seasons, Durant has amassed 8,128 points scored. Among all active NBA players only LeBron James (8,439) recorded more points scored through his first four NBA seasons. Named the NBA�s player of the week on two occasions. Recorded five straight double-doubles for the first time in his career 1/30 vs. Miami � 2/8 vs. Memphis. Matched a career-high with 47 points and set a new career-high with 18 rebounds during OKC�s one-point win at Minnesota (1/26). Recorded 13 double-doubles on the season (Most recent: 25 points and 11 rebounds 4/1 at Portland). Matched a career-high with five blocks shots vs. Portland (3/27). Made game-winning 3-point field goal as time expired 1/22 vs. New York. Named the NBA�s Kia Western Conference Player of the Month in December and In April. During month of December, helped lead the Thunder to an 11-5 mark (best in the Northwest Division) while averaging a league-best 29.4 points. Connected on 16-of-16 free throws for second time this year on 11/15 at Utah and converted 16-of-17 FTs 11/22 vs. Minnesota. Appeared in his 300th career NBA game 3/18 vs. Charlotte. At the time only two active players scored more points than Durant (7,760) in their first 300 games (Shaquille O�Neal and LeBron James). Scored 34 points in his second All- Star appearance at STAPLES Center on 2/20.
2009-10: Was named First Team All-NBA. Became youngest player in NBA history to win the scoring title (30.1 ppg) and the first in franchise history. Finished second (behind LeBron James) in NBA MVP voting. One of only 10 players in NBA history to start every game and average 30+ points. Set franchise record and led the NBA with 756 made free throws. Recorded back-to-back 40 points games for the first time in his career vs. Minnesota (4/4) and at Utah (4/6). Set all-time franchise record for points in a single season (2,472 points scored). Matched season-high with 45 points and a career-high seven made three-point FGs at Utah (4/6). Made first career All-Star appearance (2/14) and recorded 15 points and five rebounds in 20 minutes. Led NBA and set a franchise record with 47 games of 30+ points. His streak of 25+ points in 29 consecutive games (12/22 � 2/23) is an all-time franchise record and the longest streak for all active NBA players. Recorded 25 double-doubles on the year including vs. Denver (4/7) with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Led team in scoring in 75-of-82 games. Tallied 40+ points eight times. Tied franchise record with 15 free throw makes in a half on 3/19 at Toronto. Became 2nd youngest NBA player (LeBron James) to record 2,000 points through first 68 games at age 21 or younger. Posted season-high 45 points and 11 rebounds vs. Golden State (1/31), by shooting 16-of-21 on the night became the 2nd player in franchise history to score 45+ points on better than 75.0% shooting (Spencer Haywood on 1/7/72; 48 pts on 21-of-28 FGs). Matched career-high with 13 offensive rebounds at Dallas (1/15). Named NBA Player of The Week on three separate occasions. Became the 2nd youngest NBA player (behind only LeBron James) to reach 4,000 career point scored on 12/4 vs. Boston as he finished with a game-high 36 points. With his 28-point performance on 11-of-22 shooting versus the Jazz in Utah (11/24), became just the fourth player in league history, joining LeBron James (twice), Shaquille O�Neal and Michael Jordan, to score at least 400 points during the first 15 games of a season at age 21 or younger. Set all-time franchise record for most free throws without a miss (18) at Sacramento (11/10) en route to game-high 37 points.
2008-09: Appreard 74 games (all starts) and averaged 25. 3 points, 6. 5 rebounds, 2. 8 assists, 1. 30 steals in 39. 0 minutes. Ranked 6th in the NBA in scoring (25. 3 ppg) and 5th in minutes played (39.0). Recorded 20 or more points 57 times. 30-plus points 21 times including five straight games from 2/1-2/10, marking the longest streak of his career. 40-plus points on three occasions. 15 double-doubles. Three-plus steals 13 times. Scored 20-plus points in 18 consecutive contests {Excludes game at Dallas (2/27) in which he played eight minutes and left with injury} from 1/28-3/24. Career-high 47 points vs. New Orleans (2/17). Set franchise record with 24 free throw makes (24-26 FT) and career-high 15 rebounds at L. A. Clippers (1/23). Career-high five steals at Dallas (12/13). Seven games on inactive list. Winner of first annual H-O-R-S-E competition sponsored by Geico as part of All-Star weekend.
2007-08: Named NBA�s Rookie of the Year and to the NBA All-Rookie First-Team. Received NBA Rookie of the Month award five times. Became the third teenager to average more than 20 points per game (Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James). Appeared in 80 games (80 starts). Averaged 20. 3 points per game (1st among rookies, 24th in NBA). Shot 87. 3 percent (391-448) from the foul line (1st among rookies, 11th in NBA). Averaged 2. 4 apg (3rd among rookies). Scored 20-plus points 44 times. Scored 30-plus points seven times. Led or co-led the team in scoring 47 times. Led team with 75 blocks. Played in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on 2/15, tallying 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Recorded career-high 42 points on 18-of-25 shooting at Golden State on 4/16, and added a career-high 13 rebounds. At age 19 years 200 days, no player in the history of the NBA has scored as many points in a game at a younger age. Dished out a career-high nine assists and scored 37 points in a career- high 51 minutes vs. Denver on 4/6.

CAREER PLAYOFFS
Appeared in 54 career postseason contests (54 starts) and recorded averages of 28.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals in 42.1 minutes.
2013: Appeared in 11 games (11 starts) and averaged 30.8 points (ranked 1st in NBA playoffs), 6.3 assists and 9.0 rebounds in 44.0 minutes. Matched a playoff postseason- high with 41 points in Game 3 at HOU. Scored 20+ points in all 11 games, including five 30 point efforts and one 40 point outing. In game 1 vs. MEM record 35+ points, 15+ rebounds and six+ assists in a postseason game (Became the only player in franchise history to accomplish such a feat). Posted three double doubles.
2012: Appeared in 20 games (20 starts) and averaged 28.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.20 blocks in 41. 9 minutes. With the score tied at 98-98, Kevin Durant hit the game winning 3-point field goal with 14 seconds left in Game 4 at L.A. Lakers in the Western Conference Semifinals. Connected on the game-winning field goal with 1.5 seconds left in regulation during Game 1 vs. Dallas in the First Round. Scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter during Game 4 win vs. San Antonio (including 16 straight points for OKC) in the Western Conference Finals. Scored 17 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter during Game 1 of the Finals vs. Miami. Recorded seven double-doubles in the 2012 postseason. Scored 20+ points in all 20 playoff games while scoring 30+ points on 10 occasions.
2011: Scored 30+ points seven times, including three efforts of 40+. Recorded 5 double-doubles. Became the 20th player in NBA history to score 39+ points in a Game 7 during OKC’s second round victory over Memphis on 5/15 (39 points; 13-25 FGs). Set a playoff career-high with 41 points (13-22 FGS) during opening round Game 1 victory vs. Denver before matching his postseason career-best postseason scoring effort in Game 5 vs. Denver. During the Thunder’s close-out victory over DEN on 4/27, scored 16 (6-9 FGs) of his 41 points in the 4th quarter. Made a career playoff-high five 3-point field goals (5-6 3FGs) in Game 4 defeat on 4/25 vs. Denver.

CAREER ALL-STAR
Named to his fourth career NBA Western Confrence All- Star team (named starter for third time in career) during the 2012-13 season after receiving 1,504,047 votes, second most in the Western Conference.
2012-13: Scored a game-high 30 points on 13-24 shooting alongside six rebounds, two steals and one assist to help the West top the East 143-138 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
2011-12: Recieved MVP honors after scoring a game- high 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting. With a career All- Star scoring average of 28. 3 points per game, Kevin Durant is the game’s all-time leader in points per game (minimum three appearances).
2010-11: In the game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Durant scored 34 points in 30 minutes of action. He was named to the starting lineup after receiving the second most votes in the Western Conference.
2009-10: Became the first All-Star in Oklahoma City Thunder history and in the game played at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds.

USA BASKETBALL
Won a gold medal as a member of Team USA during the 2012 Olympics in London. Set a USA Basketball Olympic record by scoring 156 points in a single Olympic games. In eight games (all starts), registered averages of 19.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game. During the summer of 2010 Durant helped lead the USA Men�s National Team to a gold medal during the 2010 FIBA World Championships played in Turkey. Durant, the tournament MVP recorded a game-high 28 points during the United States� gold medal winning, 81-64 victory over host country Turkey. He also set the all-time USA single game scoring record by notching 38 points during the USA�s semifinal match-up versus Lithuania.

COLLEGE
Earned National Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, CBS/Chevrolet and The Sporting News and was named the winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy, the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award, becoming the first-ever freshman in NCAA history to win any of those awards. Earned consensus First Team All-American honors, becoming just the third freshman in NCAA history to earn that honor, joining Wayman Tisdale (1983) and Chris Jackson (1989). Named Big 12 Freshman and Player of the Year, earned First Team All-Conference honors and was named to the league�s All-Defensive Team. Set single-season school and Big 12 record for points in a season with 903, a total that ranks as the second-most by a freshman in NCAA history. Also set a single-season school record for total rebounds in a season with 390, a mark that ranks second in Big 12 history and third all-time for a freshman in NCAA history. 2006-07 (Freshman season): Averaged 25.8 ppg (first in Big 12, fourth in the nation), 11.1 rpg and 1.9 bpg in 35 games. Averaged 28.9 ppg and 12.5 rpg in conference play, both Big 12 single-season records for league games only. Scored 20-plus points 30 times and posted 30-plus points 11 times. Recorded 20 double-doubles. Tallied a career-high 37 points on four occasions. Named Big 12 Tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring a tournament-record 92 points.

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
2005-06 (Senior season) Named First Team All-American by USA Today and Parade Magazine after senior season at Montrose Christian (MD) after averaging 23.6 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 3.0 apg, 3.0 spg and 2.6 bpg. Named Co-MVP of the McDonald�s All-American Game after posting 25 points for the West squad. Led Montrose Christian to a 20-2 record and a No. 9 ranking in the final USA Today poll. 2004-05 (Junior season): Named Second Team All-American by Parade Magazine. Averaged 19.6 ppg and 8.8 rpg for Oak Hill Academy. Shot 65 percent from the field, including 43 percent from three-point range.

PERSONAL
Wears No. 35 to honor his childhood AAU coach, Charles Craig, who died when he was 35. Favorite food is crab legs. Most admired Vince Carter as a child. Loves to play video games (NBA Live and March Madness) and shopping for clothes. Favorite motto, which his mentor and coach Taras Brown recited when Kevin was working out, is: �Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.�


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Vitals

Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 240 lbs./ 108.9 kg
Born: September 29, 1988
From: University of Texas at Austin
Draft: 1st Round (2nd pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Oklahoma City Thunder 2007 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Texas/USA

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