As of 2021, Kevin Durant is a professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets. Durant was a heavily recruited high school prospect. In college, he won numerous year-end awards and became the first freshman to be named Naismith College Player of the Year.
He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas, and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. He played nine seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2016. Alongside the legendary point guard Stephen Curry, Durant won back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. In both of these championships, Durant was awarded with the Finals MVP. As a professional, he has won two NBA championships, an MVP, two Finals MVP Awards, two NBA All-Star MVP's, four NBA scoring titles, the NBA Rookie of the Year, and two Olympic gold medals. Durant has also been selected to nine All-NBA teams and ten NBA All-Star teams.
Off the court, Durant is one of the highest-earning basketball players in the world, due in part to endorsement deals with companies such as Foot Locker and Nike. He has developed a reputation for philanthropy and regularly leads the league in All-Star votes and jersey sales. In recent years, he has contributed to The Players' Tribune as both a photographer and writer.