Kevin Durant quotes share his thoughts on his journey to becoming one of the best players in the NBA. He has been a player since 2007 and has dominated the sport for the most part, despite not being considered the top player in his day. The likes of LeBron James and Stephen Curry have stolen the spotlight on many occasions.
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Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays for Brooklyn Nets. He started his NBA career by playing for Seattle SuperSonics. In his tribute to Kobe Bryant, he mentioned how the deceased impacted his game. Below are a number of his quotes.
“Perry, Jeremy, Man, Just knowing that you guys look up to me, And I can help you out so much, I could pull you to the side when we're working out. And just as much as you think I'm making you better, You elevate my game.”
“I play because I have fun. The vets of this team, I just wanted to say thanks to them. You guys mean so much to me. I can have a terrible day and walk in the gym and have Hasheem smile at me. That will change my day."
“I know when somebody is trying to get something out of me for clicks. And sometimes I feel like giving it to them. Sometimes I feel like being real and open to them, but at the same time, I know how much I can give you."
“It's part of my game, getting to the free-throw line and being aggressive. If you say that I get superstar calls or I get babied by the refs, that's just taking away from how I play. That's disrespectful to me.”
“I can score the basketball, but I think I can pass pretty well or I can make the correct pass. I'm not the type of guy who's just going to throw the ball inbounds to a guy who's wide open. I can make the right pass.”
“I didn’t fall in love with it just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it because I’ve got guys like this – like these guys every single day that push me to be the best that I can be.”
“You hear all these stories about, 'There's one in a million guys that make it to the NBA and stay there.' To see people cheering for me and when they say my name, it's just crazy. It's still crazy to me.”
“I come from a small county outside of Washington DC called PG County, and me, my mom, my brother, we moved so many different places growing up. And it felt like a box. It felt like there was no getting out.”
“My mother taught me to always be strong and always work hard. She's been working hard her whole life for me and my brother. I'm a lot like her in that I work hard for what I want. She taught me that.”
“There's a lot of falses - out there and if I take up for myself, it's a bad thing. Sometimes you just got to live with it, but for the most part, I'm like look, I don't want no problems with nobody.”
“Me as a person, I'm not the president of the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association). I don't even know what to say. I'm not like this perfect, buttoned-up, suit-and-tie guy.”
“Twitter is a place where I can let people know what type of person I am, and I got some good feedback from it. More good than bad, so it's a good outlet to let people know who I am.”
“First off, I'd like to thank God for changing my life. It let me really realize what life is all about. Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people, and I realize that.”
“This city, all they want us to be is ourselves. You love us how we are. We’re all a work in progress as men and you still love us and I thank you so much for embracing us.”
“We live in a world of what have you done for me lately. We don't remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six, years ago what he was doing. It's unheard of.”
“The clothes are not making me If I like it, that's all that mattersIt's not about the clothes. It's about how I am as a person and how confident I am.”
“Everything has been such a whirlwind ever since I stepped foot in the league and everything has been like a dream, so I'm just blessed to be in this position.”
“I'm going to be me at the end of the day. And I think my family appreciates that. They're happy for me that I'm finding out who I am, and I'm content with that."
“Everybody. No matter how they feel about me, everybody on Oklahoma City, on that team, of course I watch them. I support them. I want them to do well.”
“I'm like a chameleon. I adapt to my situation. It's very slowed down here. I like it that way. I'm a guy that's very reserved, quiet and shy myself.”
“I was always in the gym. People would look at me crazy because I spent so much time there. But that's what it was about. I'm glad I did it.”
“I'm obviously not going to give you everything about my whole life, but as far as my personality, you see me all the time from watching the games.”
“It's fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It's a blessing. I can't lose sight of that and I've just got to keep pushing.”
“I've heard a few times, in three or four years, this league is going to be yours. I don't like that. Because I think I'm established now.”
“I'm a basketball player. That's what I do and what I love but that's just not all who I am. I'm talented in a lot of different areas.”
“Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn't go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.”
“If I continue to just get to the playoffs every year, I guess you could say I arrived, but right now I'm just trying to find my way.”
“My dream was to become a rec league coach. That's what I wanted to do. I wanted to stay home and help the kids out and be a coach.”
“I've learned what it feels like to lose, believe me. But I think, in the end, that is just going to make winning that much better.”
“This means the world to me that you guys are here with me celebrating with me. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t express it enough.”
“I want to show people who I really am, especially aspiring basketball players who want to be at this level. That's what I'm about.”
“I like to sit on things and digest them and then I'll figure out my next move, but I never said I was right for doing anything.”
“I like the nucleus that we have. I'm excited. I want to be here as long as possible. It's like family. I love being here.”
“My acting coach I've got here, Richard Lawson, he's been doing good, just telling me to calm down sometimes and just be me.”
“If it's controversy out there, or if it's some false stories out there, I want to clear it up. That's just what I'm all about.”
“I've just got to let my teammates know in practice, without even telling them, that I don't think I'm ahead of anybody.”
“Last, I just want to thank God again. He's the first and the last. Alpha and Omega. I thank you for saving my life.”
"I'm just trying to grow. That's one thing I told myself is, 'Don't worry about who people say is the best player'.”
“I fell so many times and got back up. I been through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing.”
“I feel as though I've proved myself these last five years that I can be one of the top players in the league.”
Kevin Durant quotes are very in depth into his life as a player and how the media can be a thorn in the flesh. He very much dislikes how the media portrays him at times and often speak out against many of the headlines about him. He was very unhappy with the comparison made between him and Michael Jordan and responded to his critics. I hope that all readers will find inspiration from something he had to say.