Small Basketball Player Becomes MVP for NBA

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Amaya Mansman, Contributor

A NBA basketball player from Suitland, Maryland, becomes a multimillionaire within 11 years of playing basketball for the NBA. Kevin Dwayne Durant is now making $26.54 million a year, and the 6’10” basketball player is one of the most famous basketball players in the world.

Durant was born on September 29, 1988, and was raised by his grandma, Barbara Davis. Durant, before living with his grandma, lived in a broken home due to family issues with his parents. It caused him to stay motivated and focus on the more important parts of his life even if he had to figure it out alone.

After graduating, Durant went to the University of Texas and was later drafted for the NBA in 2007. He was drafted to play for the Seattle SuperSonics starting with jersey number 35. When he decided to change his jersey number after switching teams, he said the number made him achieve his dreams.

His current jersey number, seven, is a new chapter in his NBA career. His number shows a fresh start with him, and that if it seemed his career wasn’t taken seriously before, that he will be even better now.

Kevin started with the SuperSonics, then went to the Golden State Warriors, and now plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

Originally, he was the youngest starting NBA player, but is now ranked as the second. Kevin won MVP in the 2013-14 season, and won because “he established himself as one of the best players of his generation while only in his early 20s” as stated from Britannica.

Durant now plays for the Brooklyn Nets, but unfortunately took the 2019-2020 season off due to a ruptured Achilles injury.

Long-waiting fans are ready for Durant to get back on the court as soon as he is fully recovered.