Kevin Durant RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook ‘sisters for life’

    Larry Brown Sports "The mothers of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook posed for a pretty perfect photo during NBA All-Star Weekend. Much of the talk leading up to this year’s festivities in New Orleans has been about the reuniting of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the Western Conference squad. Westbrook..." February 19

  • KD wasn't happy to be announced as 'OKC's own'

    USA Today "Kevin Durant has been having an interesting couple weeks. Last weekend, he played in Oklahoma City for the first time since joining the Warriors, and on Sunday he’ll play in the All-Star Game on the same team as Russell Westbrook — something a lot of people, including Draymond Green’s mom, are..." February 19

  • Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker

    CSN Bay Area "For the first time since Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors in free agency, he will be back on the same team as Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Duarnt and Westbrook played together for eight seasons in Oklahoma City from the 2008-09..." February 18

  • Westbrook prefers talking fashion over Durant

    ESPN "Neither Russell Westbrook nor Kevin Durant were interested at Friday's All-Star media availability in talking about their relationship and how a weekend of being teammates again will play out. Westbrook avoided every Durant related question by redirecting his answer to talk about..." February 17

  • James Harden on Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook feud: ‘I don’t understand what is going on’

    Sportsnaut "James Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will all be teammates once again when the All-Star Game tips off in New Orleans on Sunday. The three former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were part of one of the most-talented non-championship teams in recent NBA history from 2010-12. Now, they..." February 17

  • Kendrick Perkins 'wouldn't be surprised' if Kevin Durant returned to Thunder

    CBS Sports "Kendrick Perkins visited his old stomping grounds on Wednesday, attending the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shootaround and watching them beat the New York Knicks 106-105 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. In an interview with The Oklahoman, he said that he was surprised that his former teammate Kevin Durant..." February 17

  • Kerr won't say if he'll play Durant with Westbrook in All-Star Game

    ESPN "Golden State coach Steve Kerr isn't ready to reveal whether he plans to play Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook alongside Kevin Durant and the Warriors' other three All-Stars in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game. "I've definitely considered it," Kerr told ESPN Radio on Thursday. "The only thing..." February 17

  • Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"

    The Big Lead "The Denver Nuggets sank an NBA-record 24 threes on Monday night in a 132-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors. If the season ended today, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A hopeful Nuggets fan aware of the possibility told some of the Warriors players..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook dined at same restaurant Saturday night

    Sportsnaut "Despite their strained relationship, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant just can’t seem to avoid one another, either on or off the court. Durant and the Golden State Warriors visited Oklahoma City Saturday night for a much publicized game against the Thunder. It was Durant’s first trip back to..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant's mom deeply hurt by 'vicious things' said in return to OKC

    ESPN "Kevin Durant's mother said she was deeply hurt by the treatment she and her son received Saturday night in his return to the city where he played his first eight seasons. "The most vicious things you could say, they said about my son tonight. It's hurtful," Wanda Durant told ESPN after the..." February 12

  • Kevin Durant on Thunder boos: I thought they'd be louder

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant got a frosty reception on his return to Oklahoma City with the Golden State Warriors, but claimed he was expecting the boos to be louder. Durant left the Thunder in free agency after last season and made his first appearance at Chesapeake Arena since then in the Warriors'..." February 12

  • Thunder fans welcome Kevin Durant back to OKC with a shower of boos

    CBS Sports "The reaction for Kevin Durant when he was introduced Saturday night as a member of the visiting Warriors for the first time was what you would expect. It was loud. There were boos. It was sustained. There was debate leading up to the game about whether fans should boo or cheer Durant after..." February 12

  • Thunder C Steven Adams on if he’s talked to Kevin Durant: ‘No’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant returns to Oklahoma City for the first time since he shocked the basketball world by signing with the Golden State Warriors this past summer. Durant himself is expecting a chorus of boos to descend upon him when he takes to the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena in OKC, a city he..." February 11

  • Oklahoma City steakhouse owner on why he denied Kevin Durant's business

    USA Today "Dave Osborn is no dummy. So when the proprietor of Mahogany Steakhouse in downtown Oklahoma City heard that the Thunder’s prodigal son, Kevin Durant, wanted to rent out his restaurant after his first return with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, it didn’t take Osborn long to..." February 11

  • Did the Warriors Diss Russell Westbrook on Twitter Before Matchup With Kevin Durant?

    CBS Sports "Look, Kevin Durant can say he holds no ill will all he wants for Oklahoma City. Bottom line, though, is the Warriors pretty clearly love sticking it to the Thunder, for some reason. Durant makes his return to Oklahoma City for the first time since abandoning them last summer, and the Warriors..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook on Kevin Durant's return: Time to 'move forward'

    USA Today "Is the ice melting between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant? It sure sounded that way Saturday morning, when the Oklahoma City Thunder star showed none of the edge that was so prevalent in his first two meetings against his former co-star. Just hours before Durant and his Golden State..." February 11

  • Kevin Durant traveling with enhanced security on OKC visit

    Sporting News "No one knows exactly how the crowd will react when Kevin Durant returns for the first time to Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena as a member of the Warriors. But Durant is taking no chances. ESPN reports that the star forward has hired extra security for the team's visit to the city and..." February 11

  • OKC Restaurant Turning Down $40k Private Party Because of Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "Kevin Durant wanted a nice place to eat after the Warriors play the Thunder on Saturday night. Unfortunately, he is going to have to find another restaurant if this is true." February 11

  • Kevin Durant Will Face EPIC HATE In OKC Return ... Says Kenny Smith

    TMZ "Kevin Durant will face hatred of LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS when he returns to OKC to face his old team Saturday night ... with Kenny Smith saying the crowd is going to destroy him! It's KD's first time playing in OKC since defecting for the Golden State Warriors -- and Smith says there's NO CHANCE..." February 11

  • Russell Westbrook won’t say if Thunder fans should boo Kevin Durant

    Sportress of Blogitude "Kevin Durant makes his first return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday since he left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors during the offseason. But Russell Westbrook refused to say how Thunder fans should treat the onetime favorite son once he steps onto the court in..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant says 2010 tweet about LeBron James was a reaction to fake news

    The Ringer "Returning to OKC Won’t Be Easy Bill Simmons: It’s got to be emotional. Kevin Durant: I wouldn’t be human if I sat here and just acted like I’m this super tough Teflon, [like] nothing gets to me, man. That’s what NBA players got to stop doing, man. You’re not that tough. You’re human at the..." February 10

  • Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, their incredible history together and a departure that will forever sting

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant announced his divorce from Oklahoma with a 351-word blog post on Independence Day. The Fourth of July is a holiday meant to be spent in public. Oklahoma is a state of small towns in middle America. They do the Fourth bigger and prouder than most: Parades before noon, cookouts..." February 09

  • Draymond Green purposely tried to rile up, motivate Kevin Durant

    ESPN "The verbal altercation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green on Saturday was nothing more than an attempt by Green to light a fire under his superstar teammate, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Sources told ESPN that Green, trying to use reverse psychology, intentionally and aggressively..." February 08

  • Kevin Durant talks OKC return and 'fake drama' involving Russell Westbrook

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant said in a Tuesday interview with SportsCenter that he‎ has "been thinking" about Saturday night's highly anticipated return to Oklahoma City "for the last month" and just wants "to experience it [and] see how I feel once that moment comes." In a..." February 08

  • Draymond on his flare-up with Kevin Durant: ‘Anyone who knows anything about winning knows that’s going to happen’

    San Jose Mercury News "I’m writing a column on the Warriors’ unique public and behind-the-scenes chemistry–and occasional tendency to have large blow-ups in the middle of games–so I asked Draymond Green and Steve Kerr about this issue. Green and Kevin Durant were captured on video having quite an animated discussion..." February 07

  • Draymond Green on argument with Kevin Durant: Nothing to see here, move along

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are times, when they get tested in a close game, that we see tension bubble up with the Warriors. They don’t get in this situation often, but it happened again in a loss to the Kings over the weekend, when Draymond Green and Kevin Durant had words. Something that has happened before. In..." February 06

  • Kevin Durant, Draymond Green had ‘heated exchange’ during loss to Kings

    Larry Brown Sports "Is there some trouble brewing in the Golden State paradise? According to Deuce Mason of CBS Sacramento, Warriors forwards Draymond Green and Kevin Durant had a “heated exchange” during Saturday’s 109-106 overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings. Green was apparently upset after Durant dribbled..." February 05

  • Durant Encouraged Curry To Get Back To Being Himself In Series Of Chats

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant noticed Stephen Curry wasn't himself during the Golden State Warriors' first 30 or so games this season. While the Warriors worked to incorporate Durant into their team, Curry's MVP form of the past two seasons trailed off. Durant decided to engage in a series of routine chats..." January 30

  • Kevin Durant raves about fellow Warriors star Stephen Curry: 'He has no ego'

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant recently raved about his Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry's selflessness, via United Press International's Alex Butler. Durant and Curry, the league's last two Most Valuable Player award winners, have had to adjust their games to get used to each other's presence this..." January 28

  • Enes Kanter: Russell Westbrook did not call Kevin Durant ‘b—h a–‘ after game

    The Oklahoman "Amid the talk of Thunder-Warriors, from Zaza Pachulia standing over Russell Westbrook to Kevin Durant and Westbrook exchanging words, Enes Kanter went unaccounted for. The Thunder big man was at the center of a video which showed Westbrook telling him in postgame "E, don't say 'what's up' to..." January 27

  • Warriors owner confident Curry, Durant will re-sign in free agency

    CBS Sports "With the signing of Kevin Durant last summer, the Warriors were especially busy re-tooling their roster after losing in the NBA Finals. But with Durant possibly opting out of his contract and Stephen Curry becoming a free agent, Golden State will be busier than ever this upcoming..." January 20

  • Have the Golden State Warriors become Kevin Durant’s team?

    Fox Sports "The Warriors already had the NBA’s back-to-back MVP, Stephen Curry, when they added the man who preceded him in winning the award, Kevin Durant, this summer. Add in Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala, and you have a lot of star power on one team, yet there..." January 19

  • Are Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant on speaking terms after apparent conversation? Westbrook: ‘Nah’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook deleted Kevin Durant‘s goodbye text and, months later, told the whole world they still hadn’t talked. That apparently changed during the Warriors’ win over the Thunder yesterday – though not if you ask Westbrook. Westbrook dunked in the third quarter, and according to ESPN..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant: Outside world making Thunder rivalry bigger than it is

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant has always downplayed the bad feelings between himself and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and in his mind, outside observers continue to make much more of it than is really happening. Durant told Michael Lee of the Vertical that his rivalry with Russell Westbrook isn’t nearly as big a..." January 19

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are reportedly still not on speaking terms

    CBS Sports "The adage "time heals all wounds," does not apply to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. At least not yet. Since Durant decided to sign with the Warriors in the offseason, the two sides have not been on speaking terms. This is likely because of how the partnership on the court ended. Durant..." January 18

  • Durant: Harden could've been satisfied as OKC's 6th man

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant spent the weeks following the 2009 season scouting draft prospects. This was a monster moment for his young Thunder. The two Junes prior, Sam Presti nailed his top picks, selecting Durant second in 2007 and Russell Westbrook fourth in 2008. Hit on one more — right before the flood of..." January 18

  • Why Steph Curry and Kevin Durant haven't clicked -- yet

    ESPN "IN THE AFTERMATH of Golden State's Monday route of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr said, "I thought Steph was great. His energy was great, and he set the tone. I love that he took 20 shots." Then, the money phrase: "When he's aggressive, we go." As Kerr spoke, Klay Thompson leaned against..." January 18

  • Durant: Playing Thunder will never be a normal game for me

    ESPN "Round 2 of Kevin Durant's clash with his former Oklahoma City Thunder squad on Wednesday won't be any easier than his first meeting on Nov. 3, a game the Golden State Warriors won easily 122-96. "It's never going to be a regular game for me," Durant told ESPN in advance of his second go-around..." January 18

  • When put on the spot, Kevin Durant hints that he'll re-sign with the Warriors

    CBS Sports "Although he just signed with the Warriors last offseason, Kevin Durant could potentially opt out of his contract and head elsewhere this upcoming summer. But similar to Stephen Curry, Duranthas no reason to leave this team, especially since he wants to play in their brand new arena. On hand for..." January 18

  • Lacob Has ‘Every Expectation’ Durant Will Re-Sign

    Hoops Rumors "While they may not be chasing history as they were last year, all signs point to the Warriors being as scary a team as ever now with Kevin Durant in the mix. Speaking today at the groundbreaking of the franchise’s new arena in San Francisco, team owner Joe Lacob mentioned to Marc Spears of The..." January 18

  • Durant finds himself entrenched in Cavs-Warriors rivalry already

    CSN Bay Area "Though he has experienced only one game, Kevin Durant already feels the heat that exists when the Warriors and Cavaliers share the court. Asked if Warriors-Cavaliers can be classified as a rivalry, Durant barely paused. “Yeah,” he said Saturday after practice. “I think so.” The teams meet..." January 15

  • Russell Westbrook Asked Kevin Durant What He Could Do To Keep Him In OKC

    Dime Magazine "You can’t change the past, and in many cases, you don’t have much control over the future, either. It’s becoming increasingly-clear that there was little Russell Westbrook, or anybody else for that matter, could’ve done to convince Kevin Durant to stay in Oklahoma City last summer. His mind was..." January 10

  • Durant: Exchange with Draymond 'wasn't an argument'

    Sporting News "Kevin Durant has opened up saying his heated discussion with Draymond Green in the final moments of regulation was nothing more than a simple pep talk. "He's and emotional guy," Durant told reporters after the game. "It wasn't an argument at all. It wasn't a disagreement. I felt like Draymond..." January 08

  • Here's why Draymond Green went off on Kevin Durant in Warriors' loss to Grizzlies

    CBS Sports "The Golden State Warriors blew a 24-point lead, at home, to the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night in a 128-119 overtime loss, Golden State's sixth of the season, and fourth to a Western Conference playoff power this season. The play that caught everyone's attention, however, occurred with 41 seconds..." January 07

  • Steve Nash: Kevin Durant signing with Warriors ‘the same thing LeBron did’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Steve Nash believes Kevin Durant joining the Golden State Warriors is no different than when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat … and then return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nash currently serves as a part-time consultant with the Warriors and has been pals..." January 06

  • Here's what Steve Nash told Durant to convince him to sign with Warriors

    CBS Sports "It took a total team effort for the Golden State Warriors to sign Kevin Durant this past offseason. Everyone in the Warriors organization from Draymond Green to Jerry West did their part to get Durant to leave Oklahoma City for Golden State. Even player development consultant Steve Nash, who works..." January 05

  • In Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Warriors losing Finals was a loss for Celtics, too

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is a member of the Golden State Warriors, but he has said that he wouldn't have joined them if they had won the title last season. While we'll never truly know what he would have done had the Warriors not blown a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, there are people around the league who think..." January 04

  • Q&A with Kevin Durant: 'I like to remain somewhat of a mystery'

    ESPN "It has been a night-and-day transformation with Kevin Durant and the way he has dealt with the media since becoming a member of the Golden State Warriors. ESPN sat down with an open and candid Durant for a Q&A on how a once hostile relationship with the press has developed into something..." January 04

  • Kevin Durant pushing for more Warriors pick-and-rolls with Stephen Curry

    San Francisco Chronicle "Count Kevin Durant among those who get caught up in Stephen Curry’s offensive exploits. “Sometimes you’ve just got to get out of his way and let him rock out,” Durant said Friday. The question is why, 33 games into playing alongside each other, Durant and Curry haven’t been involved in more..." January 02

  • Kevin Durant after recording triple-double: ‘It really means nothing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Durant recorded his first triple-double in a Golden State Warriors uniform on Friday night, but he didn’t really appear to think much of it at all. After putting up 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the 108-99 win at home over the Dallas Mavericks, Durant was asked what getting a..." January 01