Kevin Durant is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. Born on September 29, 1988 in Washington D.C., Durant made an immediate impact on the basketball world from the beginning of his career. After a successful season at the University of Texas, he was selected second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder). Durant quickly demonstrated his extraordinary ball skills and scoring ability, becoming one of the most dominant basketball players in the league. During his time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Durant won four consecutive NBA scoring titles and led the team to the NBA Finals in 2012.
Subsequently, Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, along with another top player, Stephen Curry. Together, they formed an invincible team, winning back-to-back NBA titles in 2017 and 2018. Durant was also named NBA Finals MVP on both occasions. In 2023 he moved to Phoenix Suns. He is called up for the subsequent Olympic Games held in Tokyo in 2021. After an uncertain start for himself and the team (defeated by France in the debut match), Durant leads Team USA to the conquest of the fourth consecutive Olympic gold (third personal), beating in the quarterfinals Spain 95-81 with 29 points on the scoresheet. In the semi-final Australia 97-78 with 23 points and in the final the rematch with France in a very balanced match: 87-82 the score for the USA with 29 personal points. He closed the Olympic tournament with an average of 20.7 points per game.