Kevin Durant, usually known by his initials KD, is an NBA basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He was the second overall choice in the 2007 NBA draught by the Seattle SuperSonics after one season of collegiate basketball with the Texas Longhorns.

He spent nine seasons with the team, which changed its name to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, until joining the Golden State Warriors in 2016, where he won back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.

He signed with the Nets as a free agent that summer after suffering an Achilles injury in the 2019 finals. He’s been dubbed “the best player in the NBA” several times.

We have made a list of the best quotes from Kevin Durant for you.


Best Kevin Durant Quotes to Motivate and Inspire You

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1. “I’m always hungry. I want to be the best.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

2. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

3. “And I didn’t fall in love with the game of basketball just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it Because I got guys like this, Like these guys every single day That push me to be the best player I can be.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

4. “First off, I’d like to thank God for changing my life. He let me really realize what life is all about. Basketball is just a platform, In order for me to inspire people. And I realize that.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

5. “So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

6. “Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

7. “This means the world to me That you guys are here celebrating with me. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t express it enough.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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8. “It feels good to be a part of history.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

9. “It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

10. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

11. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

12. “Set the goal and work all days for it, until you achieve, I want to be a champion, the best!” ~ (Kevin Durant).

13. “I know that the hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

14. “I fell so many times and got back up. I been through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

15. “I was the second-best player in high school. I was the second pick in the draft. I’ve been second in the MVP voting three times. I came in second in the Finals. I’m tired of being second. I’m not going to settle for that. I’m done with it.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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16. “I’m an old-school type of guy.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

17. “And the game of basketball, I play, I play first off because I love it. I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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18. “You gotta win. That’s all it takes.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

19. “I’m a big competitor.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

20. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

21. “The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

22. “Music has always been a big part of my life. It’s kind of like a refuge for me. I just use it to get away.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

23. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

24. “I go to sleep at night, like, ‘Am I gonna be alone forever?’” ~ (Kevin Durant).

25. “I just want to grow spiritually with the Lord. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

26. “I look at my jersey and see the NBA logo, I’m like, ‘I didn’t think I’d be here.’” ~ (Kevin Durant).

27. “I’m here to shine a bright light. I’m not here to be a guy of death. I just like ‘KD’ better.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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28. “Work harder than your opponent.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

29. “I’m busy working on every aspect of my game – defense, shooting, rebounding – but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

30. “I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I’m going to keep playing basketball.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

31. “With a versatile player, there’s no spot on the court you can’t pass him the ball. You can do anything.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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32. “I’ll play all five positions if my team needs me to.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

33. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

34. “My mom just wants to make sure that my heart is always in whatever I do and I’m in things for the right reasons.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

35. “I’ve got a long way to go to being the ultimate best, but I think my time is now. And I’m starting to enter my prime.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

36. “With everything I do, I just try to be myself.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

37. “I Tweeted Keri Hilson the other day and she actually wrote back! I was so excited.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

38. “You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

39. “Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!” ~ (Kevin Durant).

40. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

41. “All this stuff is kind of surreal to me – I didn’t think I’d be in the league or none of that. It was making it to college. That’s about it.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

42. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

43. “I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I stuck with it.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

44. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

45. “People always think women meet us in the hotel lobby, but it’s the opposite. The majority of the time, you go out to eat with your teammates, then rest for the next day’s game. It’s not a vacation – most guys view the road as a business trip.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

46. “Whoever want my spot can play me one-on-one for it.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

47. “I was just a big fan of tattoos always growing up, and I wanted something cool that symbolizes what I’ve been through in my life, and everything on my chest and my back is like a collage.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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48. “You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

49. “I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn’t match. I just like to stand out.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

50. “All the support from all my friends, All my family over the years, I appreciate it.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

51. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

52. “Grateful for this opportunity with Roc Nation Sports. It’s go time.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

53. “My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

54. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

55. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

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56. “I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

57. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

58. “When people are used to you doing something, they want you to stay in that lane.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

59. “Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

60. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

61. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

62. “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).

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63. “I want to go down as a winner.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

64. “In this league, experience means a lot.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

65. “You know, I don’t want to stand out too much.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

66. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

67. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

68. “Chemistry is important. If you like your teammates, it’s going to be easier to play with them on the court.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

69. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

70. “If I’d gone straight to the NBA, I don’t think I would have been ready as a player or a person.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

71. “I probably play games more than I practice.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

72. “When you got people behind you, you can do whatever.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

73. “It feels good to come here and be a winning program.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

74. “I feel good doing it. It’s not like guys are stripping me at half-court or I’m just losing the ball dribbling. I think I’m handling the ball pretty well, just trying to make good passes, man.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

75. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

76. “Hopefully before I’m done, I can be on an Olympic team.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

77. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

78. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

79. “I love Oklahoma. The fans have been with me every night. What more can you ask for?” ~ (Kevin Durant).

80. “Every memory I have from when I was a kid involves basketball.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

81. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

82. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

83. “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.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

84. “I’m not a guy that’s going to brag or feel like I’m better than the group.” ~ (Kevin Durant).

85. “I want to be one of the best players in the game.” ~ (Kevin Durant).


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