Kevin Durant started young at the NBA and scored million-dollar deals

A top scorer in American professional basketball league, Kevin Durant is a member of Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. He was born in Suitland, Maryland on September 29, 1988. For one season, he played college basketball for the University of Texas, Austin. Kevin Durant has the title of NBA scoring champion for three times under his belt. He was also part of the NBA All-Star for three occasions.

Durant grew up passionate about sports. His parents are Wanda and Wayne Pratt and he has three other siblings, one of which is also a basketball player. His grandmother had a profound influence on his interest in sports. His career kicked off when he joined PG Jaguars. During the time he was on the team, they won 2 championships on the national level. His jersey number is 35 up to this day, which is his way of honoring his childhood mentor and coach at AAU who died at 35. In high school, he made it to USA Today's list of the ""First Team All-American," as well as the "First Team" list of Parade magazine.

During college, Durant joined the University of Texas Longhorns in Austin. He was included in the Big 12 Tournament's Most Valuable Player when he scored 92 points and led his team to round two of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. He also received the Oscar Robertson and Adolph Rupp awards on his freshman year.

Kevin Durant's NBA Career

Just a year after entering college, Kevin Durant was picked by the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA 2007 draft. It was also around this time that he signed a 7-year deal as Nike's endorder, which was worth $60 million. He was given the NBA "Rookie of the Year" award during the same year. After the season, the team became the Oklahoma City Thunder after relocating to Oklahoma. He is only the eighth player to be awarded as an NBA scoring champion for three times.

As an all star player, Durant has played on the international scene, too. He was the MVP during the FIBA 2010 World Championship. He was also part of the US national team during the 2012 Olympics, which bagged the gold medal.

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