Kevin Durant: the role model

by: Vincent Gaddis II

Early Life

Kevin Durant was born September 29, 1988 in Washington D.C. His mother was Wanda Durant and he grew up with his sister Brianna and two brothers Anthony and Rayvonne.

During his time on the varsity at Montrose Christian School, the older players refused to pass him the ball and Kevin thought about quiting.When he thought about how his mother worked hard to provide for them he decided he would work just as hard just for her.

Becoming Kd

Kd stretch to the height of six eight after his freshmen year. With the help of his AAU coach Tarsa Brown he modified his shot and skill set on a great scale. His sophomore year The Washington Post named him area player of the year. After his sophomore year Kd went on to Oak Hill Academy where he joined his former team mate Ty Lawson and was unguardable averaging 19 points and 9 rebounds a game.

Making a name

His senior year he transferred to National Christian Academy. There he met coach Stu Vetter, who would become a major part of making him into the player he is today. There he enhanced his game further averaging 23 points and 11 rebounds a game and was co-MVP of the All American McDonald's All Star game in 2006. From there Kd went on to the University of Texas at Austin.

Becoming Kd

After having a great season the Longhorns went to the championship game and lost by 4points to the Kansas Jayhawks. Kevin scored 37 points and the team finished the number 4 seed in the east. That 2007 summer Kd was drafted 2nd overall by the Seattle Super Sonics and won the rookie of the year award. Kd improved even further and by the time the team was moved to Oklahoma City he was shooting 47 percent from the field and 87 percent at the free throw line. During the 2011-12 season Kd lead the team to the finals against the LeBron James and the heat but were swept 1 game to 3 by the heat.

The humble Star

During the 2013-14 season Kevin Durant was once again at the top of the game and earned the mvp award. But however his speech is what had everyone tuning in. Instead of talking about the hard work he put into his game, Kd talked about how his mother was the one that gave him the influence to keep pursuing success. During his speech Kevin Durant did not once brag about his talents, but thanked the people who believed in him and even the people who doubted him. Kevin began to tear up as he talked about the sacrifices his mother made for him and his siblings and even told her that she was the one who deserved his trophy. Kevin Durant did really work hard as a young man and still remembered where he came from and those qualities made him more than a successfull athlete but, a role model.