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Last year's NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, has foot fracture

Last year's NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, has foot fracture

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 12 (UPI) --The Oklahoma City Thunder suffered a blow this weekend, as the team announced that their star player Kevin Durant will be out 6 to 8 weeks with a broken foot.
Brooks Hays
Ndamukong Suh signs with Jay Z owned Roc Nation

Ndamukong Suh signs with Jay Z owned Roc Nation

DETROIT, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Detroit Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh is the latest NFL athlete to sign with Jay Z owned entertainment management company Roc Nation.
Matt Bradwell

Spurs beat Thunder 117-89

The Spurs will not have to answer any more questions about the 2012 Western Conference finals, not after Thursday's rout of the Thunder put them on the brink of another NBA Finals appearance.

Spurs defeat Oklahoma City 112-77

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili made history on Wednesday night and helped the San Antonio Spurs to yet another convincing victory.
Thunder defeats Clippers in decisive Game 6

Thunder defeats Clippers in decisive Game 6

There was no controversy in the Thunder's closeout Game 6 victory in Los Angeles.

Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Clippers 105-104

The Oklahoma City Thunder slid past the Los Angeles Clippers 105-104.
Watch Kevin Durant's emotional NBA MVP speech [VIDEO]

Watch Kevin Durant's emotional NBA MVP speech [VIDEO]

EDMOND, Okla., May 8 (UPI) --Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant tearfully paid tribute to his mother, his coach and his teammates in a moving MVP acceptance speech.
Kate Stanton

Oklahoma City Thunder defeats Clippers 112-101

The Thunder bounced back from a loss in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Clippers with a thorough 112-101 win.

Memphis Grizzlies hold off Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95

The Memphis Grizzlies held off the Oklahoma City Thunder, 98-95, in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in this Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Memphis Grizzlies defeat Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105

The Memphis Grizzlies took everything the Oklahoma City Thunder had with a thrilling 111-105 overtime victory.

Oklahoma City defeats Detroit 112-111

The Oklahoma City Thunder had one lead in the fourth quarter.

New Orleans defeats Oklahoma City 101-89

The New Orleans Pelicans' surprising 101-89 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday.
Thunder trounces the Kings

Thunder trounces the Kings

Kevin Durant's scoring streak came to an end but his Thunder easily took care of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday 107-92 to snap a two-game losing skid.
Michael Jordan scoring record matched by Kevin Durant

Michael Jordan scoring record matched by Kevin Durant

HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant has 40-consecutive 25-or-more-point games in season, tying him with Michael Jordan for record.
Danielle Haynes

Oklahoma City defeats San Antonio Spurs 106-94

Kevin Durant scored 28 points with seven rebounds to help Oklahoma City cool off the red-hot Spurs.
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Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant (35) is fouled by New York Knicks' David Lee (42) as he scores a layup during the second half at the Key Arena in Seattle on February 2, 2008. Durant led the SuperSonics with 21 points in their 86-85 win over the New York Knicks. Also defending against Durant is Knicks Zach Randolph (R). (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6'9" small forward/shooting guard who is also capable of playing power forward, Durant was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year and the 2006–2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, amongst other awards. After a standout freshman season at the University of Texas, Durant opted to enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics. There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season. In 2007, Durant signed an endorsement contract with Nike. In the 2009–10 season Durant led the NBA in scoring and became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. He would later be named to the 2010 All NBA First Team.

A basketball player from his earliest days, Durant played for a successful Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) youth basketball team, the PG Jaguars. The Jaguars won multiple national championships with Durant and fellow future blue chip recruits Michael Beasley (Timberwolves) and Chris Braswell (UNC-Charlotte). Durant wore, and continues to wear, the #35 jersey in honor of his childhood mentor and AAU coach, Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35. Durant later moved on to play AAU basketball with fellow McDonald's All American Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets) for the DC Blue Devils. After spending two years at National Christian Academy, and one year at Oak Hill Academy, Durant grew five inches and was 6'7" when he started at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland for his senior year, during which he grew two more inches. At Montrose, Durant led the team in scoring and steals and was named the Washington Post All Met Basketball Player of the Year. Durant also played with current Memphis Grizzlies point guard Greivis Vasquez while at Montrose. Vetter described Durant as a hard working player, complete with size, and incredible skills in shooting, ball handling, defense, and even some post up moves. Durant also was named a McDonald's All American and named co-MVP of the 2006 McDonald's All American game along with Chase Budinger. Behind Greg Oden, Durant was widely regarded as the second-best high school prospect.

A 6'9" swingman with a 7'5" wingspan, Durant was one of four freshman starters for the University of Texas basketball team. Durant started in all 35 games of the season, which culminated with a loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament to the University of Southern California. Texas finished third in the conference with a 12–4 record and was the runner-up in the 2007 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament.

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