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Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
Position: F
Born: 09/29/88
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $37,199,000
Furthermore, Perkins explained that after the Golden State Warriors loss Kevin Durant in free agency, he expected Draymond Green to have an explosive season, like how he did during the 2016-17 campaign. “Also with them losing Kevin Durant, I thought we would see ‘Defensive Player of the Year Draymond’ … (but) he took a few steps backwards,” Perkins said. My expectations for Draymond Green were a little bit higher and he didn’t achieve it.”

ESPN cancels Kevin Durant show

Kevin Durant’s show has been cancelled by ESPN, The Post has learned. “The Boardroom,” featuring Durant, Jay Williams and Durant’s agent Rich Kleiman, will not be renewed after being on ESPN+ for two seasons. While there are no public metrics for shows on this platform, ESPN is able to internally identify engagement and its impact on the $4.99-per-month subscription-based service.
“The Boardroom is not being renewed following two seasons on ESPN+,” ESPN said in a statement to The Post. “Thirty Five Ventures are great partners and we look forward to continuing to discuss any future projects.” “The Boardroom” was publicized at its start as a program to “bring fans behind the scenes of the modern boardroom, showcasing the evolution of sports business through the minds of athletes, sports executives and tech moguls alike.” It didn’t make that many waves, except for one episode that featured Stephen A. Smith.
Facebook believed Overtime was the right brand to help it grow in the space, thanks to what Mahadevia called its community-first approach. Founded in 2016 by Dan Porter and Zack Weiner, the social-native sports network primarily shares amateur highlights and lifestyle entertainment. Overtime has raised more than $35 million from investors, including NBA star Kevin Durant and the late David Stern.
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson started the firestorm by sharing anti-Semitic quotes on Instagram he attributed to Adolf Hitler, saying Jews “will blackmail America” for their “plan for world domination.” He praised Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, pegged an anti-Semite by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. Durant liked a Jackson post complimenting Farrakhan after his July 4 speech, where he ripped Jews and said blacks shouldn’t take a coronavirus vaccine because Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci are trying to “depopulate the Earth.”

Storyline: Jamal Crawford Free Agency
Draymond Green said his championship Warriors would beat your Lakers. Any thoughts on that? Shaquille O’Neal: I have a hard time believing that the greatest coach of all time, plus me and Kobe, wouldn’t match up quite nicely against Steve Kerr and his gang. Kobe takes Steph and dominates him. Fisher takes Klay and manhandles him. Fox takes Draymond and makes him foul out in the first half. Horace would do his thing with K.D. But let’s be real, K.D., is a beast, and you can only do so much with him. And then I’d remind Pachulia why I am in the Hall of Fame and he is not.
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Patrick Beverley talked about his mental attitude towards competition on the Work From Home podcast. “I’m treating everybody the same,” Beverley said. “Every team I play, I’m playing them like we playing the Golden State when they had Kevin Durant. Every point guard I play, I’m playing Steph Curry. Every shooting guard I’m playing, I’m playing James Harden. Every three-man I’m playing, I’m playing LeBron and KD.”
When he gets back to the head coaching search, Marks intends to talk to Brooklyn’s “key players” about who will run the show next. And he specifically mentioned Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving when addressing the matter on WFAN: It would be probably, you know, not incredibly smart of us if we did not involve some of these key players in this decision. That only goes to Kevin, I think it’s — you know, Kevin and Kyrie, we’re gonna pick their brains on what they are looking for in a leader, what they want in a coach, what they need. I think these guys have been brutally honest so far.
Storyline: Nets Coaching Job
Vaughn recommended Nikole Hannah-Jones’ “1619” podcast to Durant. He’ll hope Durant recommends him for the job. Marks will pick his stars’ brains on what they want in a coach and said they have been “brutally honest.” Equal parts self-aware and self-assured, Vaughn put it out there that he has seen stars’ brutally honest input first-hand in a long playing career, and encourages it.
And Marks won’t ask his stars to expose themselves to COVID-19 in Orlando to evaluate the work of interim coach and perceived frontrunner Jacque Vaughn, either. “It would not be smart of us if we were not to involve some of these key players in this decision,” Marks said. “Kevin, Kyrie, we’re going to pick their brains on what they’re looking for in a leader, what they need. They’ve been brutally honest so far.
Storyline: Nets Coaching Search
And Marks won’t ask his stars to expose themselves to COVID-19 in Orlando to evaluate the work of interim coach and perceived frontrunner Jacque Vaughn, either. “It would not be smart of us if we were not to involve some of these key players in this decision,” Marks said. “Kevin, Kyrie, we’re going to pick their brains on what they’re looking for in a leader, what they need. They’ve been brutally honest so far.
Storyline: Nets Coaching Search
Kevin Durant won’t be on the court when the Nets resume the season in Orlando this month. But he’ll be closely connected to the team during the games as well as connected to the organization about the decisions that will come in the offseason. “He continues to be a very loud voice in terms of where we’re going in the future and what we’re doing and I involve him like the other players and staff and how we’ll continue to build this team and how we move forward,” Nets GM Sean Marks said on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.
Injured Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant said if he were fully healthy, he wouldn’t participate in the NBA’s season restart in Orlando. “I feel, me right now, I probably wouldn’t have played because the unknown going into that situation looks crazy right now, seeing so many new cases,” Durant said during a recent interview with “Dawg Talk.” “It’s just so unpredictable. It’s easy for me to say right now because I’m injured, but I probably wouldn’t have went down there (to Orlando).”
Storyline: Coronavirus
“If the guys feel safe enough to go play, that’s cool, I’m with them. If they don’t feel like they should go down there and play or don’t feel safe, I’m with them too. I’m all about what the group wants,” Durant said, before elaborating on why he’d decide to sit out. “Obviously, I would have talked to my teammates and consulted with my guys and actually really went over it for the last month and a half, but me, my gut would have told me nah, I probably wouldn’t want to go down there, especially after three months off.”
This didn’t get him an All-Star berth, which he would’ve appreciated as validation for his family and vindication because “that shit’s in Chicago,” where he was cut before the 2016-17 season. And his positive press usually came with a side of speculation about his future: Next year, with Kevin Durant and Irving in the picture, is there a place for a pick-and-roll guard like him in Brooklyn? Dinwiddie’s answer is yes.
“First, I’m a basketball player,” he said, “and I try to have the most well-rounded game possible. But people forget when I was recruited out of high school, I was recruited as a passer.” He continued by walking me through his career, explaining that he only became a scorer in college because that’s what the team needed. The same was true in Brooklyn. He cited his 4:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in 2017-18.
“With Kyrie and KD, if you’re telling me I get to come out here and pass to two phenomenal scorers and get 10 assists a game and maybe be in second gear a lot of times with my scoring, I’m fine,” he said. “If I average 14 and 10 and we win a title, but KD averages 35 and Ky averages 25 or whatever it would be, like, I’m good with that. I’m more than fine with that. That’s more in line with how I played the game growing up than it is a lot of the other spurts and seasons that I’ve put together since I’ve been older.”
Durant will text from time to time, asking, “Hey man. How are you doing? How is your mental [health] doing? Where are you in your rehab?” Durant tore his right Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. He has missed the entire 2019-20 season so far and will not play even when the Brooklyn Nets resume their season in Orlando, Florida, in July. Hood also will remain out for the remainder of this campaign, even with the Blazers set to compete for a playoff spot.
Storyline: Rodney Hood Injury

Kevin Durant buys stake in MLS club Philadelphia Union

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant officially joined the ranks of sports team owners on Monday with the announcement that he purchased a stake in the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Durant acquired 5% of the Union, with an option to purchase an additional 5% at a later date. He joins the likes of Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as investors in MLS teams; Harden owns a stake in the Houston Dynamo, and Wilson owns a stake in the Seattle Sounders.
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The deal also includes a partnership with Thirty Five Ventures, the business and philanthropic entity run by Durant and sports business executive Rich Kleiman. That aspect of the deal will focus on growing the team’s brand worldwide, working closely with the Union on marketing opportunities and expanding the organization’s community outreach in conjunction with the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF). “I’ve been a fan of the sport, and then seeing how fast the popularity of the league was growing, seeing more fans pop up in different cities around the country, and then seeing how these franchises impact the city’s businesses and people individually was very intriguing,” Durant told ESPN in an exclusive interview.
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Sources tell The Athletic that a group consisting of 80-plus players — including NBPA Vice President Kyrie Irving, NBPA president Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Donovan Mitchell and Avery Bradley — discussed finding unity and a way to attack a cause amid the nationwide unrest stemming from racial injustice, systematic racism and police brutality as well as what the world continues to face during the coronavirus pandemic.
ESPN reported on Wednesday that players had been on conference calls, discussing a variety of concerns that included conditions inside the Disney World bubble. The Athletic can confirm that was part of the conversation and the growing concern among players, but sources say the chief concern and impetus behind this growing movement surrounds social justice reform. Several notable players started discussions on the movement within the past two weeks, starting with rank-and-file players and supported by the star power of Irving and Durant. It has led to several virtual meetings with many players.