Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant yells at imaginary critics in post-practice workout

    CBS Sports "One of the big questions going into this season with the Golden State Warriors was how Kevin Durant would adapt to being a villain. He's been the lovable small-town hero his entire career, and now threw aside the state of Oklahoma and bolted to go "fit in" with the big, shiny, juggernaut. That..." October 28

  • Russell Westbrook: Didn't watch Kevin Durant's Warriors debut

    ESPN "Russell Westbrook said after shootaround on Wednesday that he didn't watch Kevin Durant's debut with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. "Nah," he said when asked whether he had watched any basketball. When asked whether he'd seen any scores from Tuesday, he said the same..." October 26

  • Stephen Curry: Warriors offense ‘pretty much the same’ with Kevin Durant

    Larry Brown Sports "The worst case scenario for the Golden State Warriors came to fruition Tuesday night, as they were blown out by the San Antonio Spurs in their first ever regular season game with Kevin Durant. Naturally, everyone now wants to know if Durant was part of the problem. Durant himself looked sharp,..." October 26

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant 'jealous' of Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan relationship

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is jealous of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan's friendship, according to Toronto Raptors assistant coach Rex Kalamian. Kalamian, who was an Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach under Scott Brooks from 2009 to 2015, told Chris O'Leary of the Toronto Star that Durant texted him in August..." October 25

  • Draymond digs Durant: 'I like that dude because he's a lot like me'

    Bleacher Report "It’s a simple question. Four little words. But Draymond Green is struck silent. And quite easily so. He stares ahead, then at the floor. Rocks back and forth. Fiddles with the drawstring on his shorts. Goes to speak. Stops. Nearly 20 seconds pass. He is surprised by the fact he’s caught..." October 23

  • Durant asks Redditors for tips on what to do in Bay Area

    San Francisco Chronicle "The new guy on the Warriors — Kevin Durant — ventured onto Reddit Thursday to ask users what Bay Area places he should check out. Local Redditers, starstruck by KD's impromptu appearance, were only too happy to oblige. They welcomed him like royalty and suggested restaurants, coffee joints,..." October 23

  • Durant: Seattle NBA team something 'every player wants to see'

    SI "This was the third Friday of September, just before the start of Warriors training camp. The plan called for Durant to arrive at Powell Barnett park in east Seattle at 1 PM, speak to the crowd, knock down an inaugural jumper on the refurbished court—the work of his Kevin Durant Charity..." October 22

  • Jerry West on Kevin Durant criticism: ‘It’s disgusting’

    Sportsnaut "It’s safe to say that NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West doesn’t appreciate the criticism Kevin Durant is facing for joining Golden State. “There were all kinds of players that signed contracts, and we were the ones who got criticized for it when I thought it was..." October 19

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Durant How He Could Change During Meeting

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison met with Kevin Durant in West Hollywood shortly before the start of free agency. Westbrook asked Durant what he could do and how he could change. Durant was set to meet with several teams during the first few days of July. “He went above and beyond,”..." October 19

  • Twitter roasts Kevin Durant for questionable outfit on 'Rolling Stone' cover

    CBS Sports "Just when you think the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook saga is over, it rears its ugly head. Durant is currently generating headlines for a recently published Rolling Stone story, in which he says some not-so-favorable things about his former Thunder teammate. Durant also revealed in the piece..." October 19

  • Kevin Durant on going to Warriors: “I damn sure wasn’t going there if they’d won”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Everyone sensed it. Kevin Durant finally admitted it. If Draymond Green had been able to keep his hands to himself and not gotten suspended. If LeBron James hadn’t stepped up and had three of the best Finals game performances ever. If Andrew Bogut had been healthy. If Stephen Curry could have..." October 19

  • DeMarcus Cousins Calls the Media Out for How They Treat Kevin Durant

    Complex "Kevin Durant is, by almost all accounts, a really nice guy. So nice that, once upon a time, Nike put together an entire campaign to try and convince people that KD was not nice. At least on the basketball court. But ever since KD decided to sign with the Warriors this summer, things have..." October 19

  • Kevin Durant finds hate comments 'comical': 'Deep down inside, I don't get it'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant is slowly getting used to all the hate being lobbed at him for joining the Golden State Warriors. At least, that’s how it looked when Durant responded to a fan on Twitter asking him how he feels about being the villain for leaving Oklahoma City for the Bay Area." October 17

  • Kevin Durant, Draymond Green partied with Travis Scott in Las Vegas

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant and Draymond Green are clearly enjoying their time together as teammates on the Golden State Warriors. The Dubs played the Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason contest at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, winning by the final of 112-107. After the game, the gold medal-winning..." October 17

  • Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce for criticism of Kevin Durant

    SI "It’s safe to say Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder and join the Warriors was the biggest story of the NBA off-season. As the preseason winds down, there has been no shortage of critics. Future Hall of Famer and occasionally grumpy old man Paul Pierce was among them on Thursday,..." October 14

  • Russell Westbrook Done Responding To Durant's Comments

    Real GM Basketball "Russell Westbrook was asked about comments made by Kevin Durant in which he said he feels "really grateful to play for a team like that and play with a bunch of players who are selfless and enjoy the game in its purest form." "That's cute man," said Westbrook. "My job is to worry about what's..." October 13

  • Bogut says Durant to Warriors was easy to forecast 'long before the summer'

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut isn't exactly surprised that Kevin Durant joined his former team. In an interview with ESPN's Tim McMahon, Bogut said that he and Golden State Warriors swingman Andre Iguodala knew before Durant signed that the team was going to trade of one of them. "That's..." October 12

  • Durant to the media: 'Going to say how I feel from now on'

    CSN Bay Area "Kevin Durant on Tuesday unveiled plans to embrace the kind of unambiguous candor that surely will reveal more of his true self. Durant didn’t exactly put it that way, but in the wake of comments he made Monday night that he feels were magnified by media, the Warriors forward was clear in saying..." October 12

  • Warriors CEO Lacob's Message to Owners on Durant: 'Sorry, We Got Him'

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors CEO Joe Lacob feels the chill directed at him and his team for the execution and extravagance displayed in the NBA-altering decision to pursue and persuade, and eventually sign Kevin Durant. Some of the cool air is coming from the commissioner’s office. Most is from his brethren in the..." October 11

  • Kevin Durant joined the Warriors because they blew a 3-1 Finals lead

    Sporting News "Don't ever forget that the Warriors blew a 3-1 NBA Finals lead to the Cavaliers. Free-agent acquisition Kevin Durant didn't forget; in fact, it's why he joined the team. The former league MVP was part of a panel at Monday night's ENCORE Award ceremony at the Stanford Graduate School of..." October 11

  • Kevin Durant says Warriors have shown him he's 'not as smart' as he thought he was

    Fox Sports "Kevin Durant is a four-time scoring champ, seven-time All-Star and is all but a lock for the Hall of Fame. You'd think he'd know the game inside and out, and he thought the same — until he joined the Golden State Warriors. "There's a lot I need to learn about the game of basketball,"..." October 05

  • Kevin Durant Reveals His Favorite Teammate Ever And It Might Surprise You

    NESN "Kendrick Perkins is a popular guy. Not only was Perkins beloved during his seven-plus seasons with the Boston Celtics. But he also formed such a good friendship with Kevin Durant during their time together with the Oklahoma City Thunder that Durant considers Perkins to be his favorite teammate..." October 03

  • Nick Collison says he got a text from Kevin Durant about move before it was announced

    Pro Basketball Talk "There hasn’t been much communication between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the wake of Durant’s decision to head West — Westbrook reportedly deleted the goodbye text from Durant. Things seem a little better between Durant and Nick Collison, who have been teammates longer than KD and..." October 03

  • Perkins: Westbrook, Durant ‘never really valued each other’

    The Oklahoman "“With them not talking right now, that bothers me,” said Perkins, who played in Oklahoma City from 2011-15. “Because I know both of them, they care for each other and love each other, despite the decision that KD made. With me reading an article saying that they haven’t talked to each other, that..." October 01

  • Durant says Warriors telling him to be more aggressive

    ESPN "Kevin Durant said he isn't worried about how many shots he takes per game with the Warriors this season, but Draymond Green made it clear Thursday that the former Thunder star's new team wants him to be aggressive. When asked after practice what a comfortable number of shots might be for him,..." September 30

  • Kevin Durant says Nike didn’t influence his free-agency decision

    Pro Basketball Talk "Many different factors went into Kevin Durant‘s decision this summer to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors — basketball fit, location, his friendships with Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green, and more. But one thing he wants to make sure you know didn’t influence him is..." September 28

  • Klay sheds new light on 'not sacrificing' comment at Media Day

    CSN Bay Area "It was a single quote, and all through August and into September it stuck to Klay Thompson’s image like a wad of gum to the sole of his sneakers. I’m not sacrificing (bleep), because my game isn’t changing. Thompson was responding in a Yahoo Sports article to questions about the “sacrifices”..." September 27

  • Westbrook says he still hasn't spoken to Durant

    Fox Sports "The biggest story of the NBA offseason was Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder in free agency to sign with a Warriors team that blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The decision came as a shock to many, including Durant's OKC teammates. Russell Westbrook had been a teammate of Durant's for all eight..." September 23

  • KD Explains Why No One Cares About Him When He’s Not Playing Ball

    USA Today "Kevin Durant never once seemed uncomfortable talking to Bill Simmons about his decision to leave Oklahoma City for Golden City this offseason. When asked about it on Any Given Wednesday, he had this to say: “When [people] called me weak, I think I’m the total opposite. There are plenty..." September 23

  • Steve Kerr's usage plan for Kevin Durant and Steph Curry isn't fair

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors are going to be very good this season. That may sound obvious when discussing a team that has won 140 games, made it to two NBA Finals, and won a championship over the last two seasons, but it's a reminder that despite blowing the series lead they did to the Cleveland..." September 22

  • Kevin Durant Says His Relationship with Russell Westbrook Is Competitive Only on the Court

    The Ringer "On the latest Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons brought on former MVP Kevin Durant and Grammy-nominated rapper Nas to talk basketball, hip-hop, and “beefs.” Durant talked about how he was hurt by his portrayal as “weak” in the media after he left Oklahoma City for Golden State this..." September 22

  • Jerry West says Silver’s dislike of Durant’s move to Warriors is “sour grapes”

    Pro Basketball Talk "“I don’t think it’s good for the league, just to be really clear. I will say whoever is the prohibitive favorite, try telling that to the 430 other players who aren’t on those two teams. I mean, we have the greatest collection of basketball players in the world in our league, and so I’m not making..." September 17

  • Draymond Green wonders whether Kevin Durant still respects him after stalkerish recruiting

    Pro Basketball Talk "Draymond Green said he didn’t talk much with Kevin Durant during the playoffs – which means Green crammed in a ton of communication before the postseason. The Warriors recruited Durant throughout the season to the point it reportedly bothered the Thunder – especially Green’s relationship with..." September 15

  • Kevin Durant won't take off gold medal, even as USA teammates mock him

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant is proud of his gold medal from the Rio Olympics, so much so his Team USA teammates had to tell him to chill out with wearing it everywhere. Draymond Green said on “Conan” Tuesday night that after Durant wore his Rio gold to the Redskins-Steelers game Monday night, he and several..." September 14

  • Draymond Green All But Admits To Stalking Kevin Durant While Recruiting Him To The Warriors

    Uproxx "Draymond Green recently sat down with Conan O’Brien to talk about the work he put in to get former Oklahoma City Thunder counterpart Kevin Durant to sign with his Golden State Warriors. “I recruited KD really hard,” said Green. “It was sort of like the equivalent of a college coach trying to..." September 14

  • Kevin Durant joins Drake on stage in Oakland

    Sportsnaut "New Golden State Warriors forward and former league MVP Kevin Durant is doing what he can to make himself popular within the team’s fan base. Shortly after signing with the two-time defending Western Conference champs, Durant (a noted Biggie fan) got a pretty awesome Tupac tattoo (more on that..." September 14

  • Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are 'cool'

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant says he and Russell Westbrook are "cool” even though KD left his longtime former teammate when he decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors in July. Durant was in Austin for a Nike event at the University of Texas on Friday and answered questions from the audience. One was..." September 10

  • KD vs.Westbrook provides NBA with a rivalry

    Orlando Sentinel "Everyone says it: Rivalries in the NBA are dead, ghosts of the past. Rising from the grave, though, might be at least a good old-fashioned feud: Golden State vs. Oklahoma City. In this corner, Kevin Durant. In the other, Russell Westbrook. They were teammates and friends in OKC until..." September 03

  • Kevin Durant gets a Rick James thigh tattoo

    Total Pro Sports "Kevin Durant is just one of just many athletes who stirred up a buzz on social media this offseason who is absolutely thrilled that 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has taken the heat off of them with his recent controversy. After squandering away a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals in..." September 03

  • Under Armour CEO: Warriors are Curry's team, not KD's

    CSN Bay Area "In case you missed it, Kevin Durant is now a member of the Golden State Warriors. The 2014 MVP is a Nike client, while Steph Curry is with Under Armour. "KD is a good human being. They'll be good teammates. They're both competitors," Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank recently told Donald Dell of..." September 01

  • Warriors will play Durant at PF, 'expect a lot' from him defensively

    CSN Bay Area "Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams is practically rubbing his hands. His eyes are lighting up. With camp about a month away, his mind is spinning with creative ideas, inventive ways to use Kevin Durant. On defense, that is. “Ron can’t wait,” Leah Adams, wife of the veteran assistant, tells..." August 30

  • Billy Donovan Narrates Kevin Durant’s Meeting With Thunder, Says Durant Was "Very, Very Honest"

    Complex "Billy Donovan spoke extensively on Kevin Durant’s whirlwind free agency for the first time during an appearance on The Vertical Podcast With Woj. Durant spurned Oklahoma City, the organization for which he had played for his first nine years in the NBA, and signed with rival Golden..." August 27

  • Does Jordan's Russell Westbrook ad throw shade on Kevin Durant?

    Yardbarker "If you ask Oklahoma City Thunder fans, Kevin Durant ran from a challenge when he jumped ship and signed with the Golden State Warriors this summer. A new Jordan ad featuring Russell Westbrook appears to capitalize on that sentiment." August 27

  • Donovan: I think Westbrook and Durant had a good relationship

    The Oklahoman "On Friday, The Vertical posted a podcast with Thunder coach Billy Donovan in which he discussed a range of OKC-related topics, from the Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant relationship to Serge Ibaka wanting an expanded role offensively. After Durant left for Golden State, reports surfaced from a..." August 27

  • Thunder coach Donovan says he was optimistic after Kevin Durant meeting

    CBS Sports "Billy Donovan did not go as far as saying that he thought Kevin Durant would definitely re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency, but the coach told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski that he felt good about their chances after their meeting. From The Vertical Podcast: "I don't..." August 26

  • Kevin Durant Unsure About 2020 Olympics

    Hoops Rumors "Participating in this year’s Olympic Games and helping Team USA secure the gold medal was therapeutic for Kevin Durant, who is still coming to terms with switching teams from the Thunder to the Warriors this offseason, Michael Lee of The Vertical writes. “It was therapy for me after making a big..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant on Team USA: ‘It was therapy for me’

    Today's Fastbreak "In an interview with Michael Lee of Yahoo Sports’ The Vertical on Monday morning, Kevin Durant reflected extensively on his experience with the gold medal-winning Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 27-year-old superstar entered the 2016 Summer Olympics having to defend himself after..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant: ‘I’m at my best if I don’t care if we win or lose’

    USA Today "Mike Krzyzewski wanted to see the Kevin Durant of Istanbul from the 2010 FIBA World Cup and from London at the 2012 Olympics. That Durant dominated. The Durant in Rio was good in the first five games of the competition, but not great against the better teams in group play. Until the U.S...." August 20

  • LeBron: Durant joining Warriors is 'great for our league'

    The Score "The King sees nothing wrong with Kevin Durant's decision to join a 73-win team. In fact, LeBron James applauded Durant's move to join the Golden State Warriors in a recent interview with Business Insider. "I think it's all great for our league," James said. "Our league is very competitive...." August 20

  • Kevin Durant: Olympics taking on new meaning in light of troubles in U.S.

    USA Today "Kevin Durant had to ponder the question. Had he ever felt chills during an NBA game, the kind that made him feel the way he did in Wednesday’s Team USA win over Argentina when the player-inspired chants of “U-S-A” came pouring down? “I had some chills when we went to the Finals in 2012 (with..." August 19