Kevin Durant

Sports
1:09 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Thunder Says Durant Will Play Tonight In New Orleans

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Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will return to action Tuesday night in New Orleans against the Pelicans after missing every game so far this season with a broken bone in his right foot.

A team spokesman confirmed the move hours before the game.

Durant played in two preseason games, but had surgery on Oct. 16. Nearly seven weeks later, Durant is ready to return.

Last season, Durant led the league with 32 points per game to claim his fourth scoring title in five years.

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Sports
8:44 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder Star Kevin Durant Out Indefinitely With Foot Fracture

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Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined.

General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durantinformed the team of "discomfort" in his right foot after practice a day earlier.

He underwent tests and the team says he was diagnosed with a "Jones" fracture. The team says traditional treatment requires surgery, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

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Sports
11:40 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Kevin Durant Withdraws From USA Basketball

Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James sit on the bench during the 4th quarter of an exhibition game against the Dominican Republic national team, July 12, 2012, at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nev.
Credit Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes / 99th Air Base Wing/Wikimedia Commons

Kevin Durant has withdrawn from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American team.

The NBA's MVP informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he was "physically and mentally drained from the NBA season," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a statement.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star was the MVP of the world championship in 2010, leading the Americans to that title for the first time since 1994. He also started on their gold medal-winning team in the 2012 Olympics.

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Sweetness And Light
5:55 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Don't Judge Exceptional Players By The Company They Keep

Some critics have hedged their appraisals of Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant solely because his team hasn't won a title, says commentator Frank Deford.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 7:06 am

Ty Cobb, miserable human being that he was, is still considered the greatest American athlete of his era. But did you know the Georgia Peach never played on a championship team? Still, when the first Baseball Hall of Fame elections were held, he got the most votes –– even more than Babe Ruth.

Ted Williams was never a champion, either. Nor Barry Sanders, Elgin Baylor, Dan Marino or many of the very best team athletes.

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Oklahoma City Thunder
12:16 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Oklahoma City Star Kevin Durant Named NBA's Most Valuable Player

Kevin Durant beat out the Miami Heat's LeBron James, and Oklahoma City native Blake Griffin for his first league MVP award.
Keith Allison Flickr Creative Commons

Despite a 122-105 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night in Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference semifinals, Oklahoma City Thunder fans have reason to celebrate. Kevin Durant has been named the league's Most Valuable Player.

The 6-foot-9 forward won his fourth scoring title in five years by averaging 32 points per game. His run of 41 consecutive games with at least 25 points was the third-longest streak in NBA history. Durant finished second to Miami's LeBron James the previous two years.

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Severe Storms
12:14 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Aid Pouring In From CHK, American Legion, Kevin Durant

The smoldering remains of a home set ablaze by the tornado.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

An Oklahoma City energy giant, a veterans group, and a superstar athlete have each announced three separate $1 million gifts to aid storm relief efforts following Monday's tornado that killed dozens in Moore.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced this morning it will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the rescue and recovery efforts in Moore.

The oil and gas company says it's also organizing hundreds of employee volunteers to help in the relief effort.

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