You sacrificed for us - you're the real MVP.— Kevin Durant
The most sensational Kevin Durant quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am.
In the game of basketball, I play first off because I love it.
I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court.
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.
Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard.
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.
Whoever want my spot can play me one-on-one for it.
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.
The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people.
Nick, You know, The first guy I met when I first got to Seattle, As an eighteen year old, You took me in. You believed in me from the beginning. You knew that I had potential. And every single day I know I could look at you And know that you respect me As a man, As a player, And you gonna ride with me to the end. I thank you.
Mr. Bennett, for just giving me this opportunity. I thank you for always being there for me when I need you. Every time I see you under the basket for a game, I feel confident. No matter how the game is going, I look at you - I say, if our owner's behind us, we can do it all. I thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.
Perk, from the minute you got here... I hated you before you got here... But the moment you got here, man, you just changed my whole perception of you. Just one of the best teammates I ever had. I just thank you so much. The late night calls after tough games, you texting me, telling me I'm the MVP. That means a lot to me, man. Thank you.
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.
Scott Brooks you mean the world to me.
I love you. You as a man, I never met anybody like you. So selfless. You don't take the credit for nothing, Even though you deserve all of it. I love you and your family for always taking me in, Believing in me, Texting me late at night when I was going crazy. Thank you. Thank you.
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.
Beautiful fans of Oklahoma City, I can’t say enough about you guys.
All the support you give our team. The home-court advantage we have is the best I’ve ever seen. We disappoint you sometimes, but we try our best every single night to win for you guys. And we want to win a championship for you guys.
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 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.
I love basketball so much, I love playing it.
I just never thought I could make it to college, make it to the NBA or stand up here today in front of you guys and be an NBA MVP. It’s just a surreal feeling, and I had so much help, so many people believe in me when I didn’t believe in myself.
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.
All the support from all my friends, All my family over the years, I appreciate it.
I fell so many times and got back up.
I been through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing.
Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people.
I know that the hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.
I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow.
I just know for sure I'm going to keep playing basketball.
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.
When you got people behind you, you can do whatever.
I ain't got no beef with nobody.
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.
You know, I think more people should watch women's basketball. It'd do so much for the game.
I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.
I like what I like, I am who I am, I know what I want to do, you know what I'm saying?
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.
I'm not trying to be like what I thought an NBA player is supposed to be growing up.
I want to be one of the best players in the game.
I'm going to show you my faults, I'm going to show you my insecurities, I'm going to be real.
I look at my jersey and see the NBA logo, I'm like, 'I didn't think I'd be here.'
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'm an old-school type of guy.
I've learned that it's harder to try to put on this goody two-shoes persona when that's not me.
I don’t watch a lot of other basketball away from the gym.
But I do look at LeBron’s box score. I want to see how many points, rebounds and assists he had, and how he shot from the field. If he had 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, I can tell you exactly how he did it, what type of shots he made and who he passed to.
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.
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.
I don't mind talking about the game. I don't mind talking about what we go through as players, because I want people to get a deeper look inside instead of looking at stats all the time or looking at numbers or just watching the game. I want them to get a pulse on us as players, and a lot of players might not want that, but that's what I want.
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.
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 want the younger kids, the basketball players in high school and college to hear from me and let them know that when you come to the league, this is what happens and this is how I feel as an NBA player. And it's not all peachy keen.
Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!
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.
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.
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.