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Kevin Durant Quotes About Basketball

Here are some amazing quotes about basketball from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“I’m always hungry. I want to be the best.” – Kevin Durant

“Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people.” – Kevin Durant

“It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“I love Oklahoma. The fans have been with me every night. What more can you ask for?” – Kevin Durant

“I’m a big competitor.” – Kevin Durant

“In this league, experience means a lot.” – Kevin Durant

“The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people.” – Kevin Durant

“You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game.” – Kevin Durant

“Chemistry is important. If you like your teammates, it’s going to be easier to play with them on the court.” – Kevin Durant

“If I’d gone straight to the NBA, I don’t think I would have been ready as a player or a person.” – Kevin Durant

“I like the nucleus that we have. I’m excited. I want to be here as long as possible. It’s like family. I love being here.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“A big market is something that doesn’t really concern me too much. It’s cool to think about, it’s good for off-the-court deals. But I’m more of a basketball player. That’s what I want to be known as. And this is the best place for me to play basketball. I’m glad I’m here.” – Kevin Durant

“I want to be one of the best players in the game.” – Kevin Durant

“It’s part of my game, getting to the free-throw line and being aggressive. If you say that I get superstar calls or I get babied by the refs, that’s just taking away from how I play. That’s disrespectful to me.” – Kevin Durant

“Every memory I have from when I was a kid involves basketball.” – Kevin Durant

“I wanted to be the best player in the state – [the best] the area has ever seen. That’s always been my goal. Guys like Elgin Baylor, Adrian Dantley and Dave Bing, it’s tough to pass those guys. So I’m studying, working. My project’s not over yet. Hopefully, I get there.” – Kevin Durant

“With a versatile player, there’s no spot on the court you can’t pass him the ball. You can do anything.” – Kevin Durant

“It feels good to come here and be a winning program.” – Kevin Durant

“If I continue to just get to the playoffs every year, I guess you could say I arrived, but right now I’m just trying to find my way.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m like a chameleon. I adapt to my situation. It’s very slow down here. I like it that way. I’m a guy that’s very reserved, quiet and shy myself.” – Kevin Durant

“Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing.” – Kevin Durant

“I want to be a champion.” – Kevin Durant

“I want to go down as a winner.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“You gotta win. That’s all it takes.” – Kevin Durant  

“All this stuff is kind of surreal to me – I didn’t think I’d be in the league or none of that. It was making it to college. That’s about it.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“Reggie when I first met you, You didn’t say two words to me, I didn’t know who you were, But we instantly clicked, And you became one of my best friends man… Words can’t express how much I care about you, Your well-being, How you feeling, Not even just basketball man, But off the court, I always make sure you’re alright. You’re such a humble person, man. You do everything for the team. You always put yourself last. And I learned a lot from you. Thank you man, thank you.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m just trying to grow. That’s one thing I told myself is, ‘Don’t worry about who people say is the best player’.” – Kevin Durant

“I’ve just got to let my teammates know in practice, without even telling them, that I don’t think I’m ahead of anybody.” – Kevin Durant

“I play basketball. I can’t control the media, the way I play. I can’t control all of it.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“I don’t [know] what everybody else’s motives are, I don’t know what your motives are, but mine is to portray the real life of an NBA player. And it’s not all about I just do everything, like I’m the hardest worker, or I love to play basketball every day, I go to the gym at eight and don’t leave until five. No, that’s not how it is. That’s not how I am.” – Kevin Durant

“Set the goal and work all days for it, until you achieve it. I want to be a champion, the best! – Kevin Durant

“I play because I have fun. The vets of this team, I just wanted to say thanks to them. You guys mean so much to me. I can have a terrible day and walk in the gym and have Hasheem smile at me. That will change my day.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m not a guy that’s going to brag or feel like I’m better than the group.” – Kevin Durant

“Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!” – Kevin Durant

“I’m not into no basketball beef.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m a basketball player. That’s what I do and what I love but that’s just not all who I am. I’m talented in a lot of different areas.” – Kevin Durant

“Me as a person, I’m not the president of the NBPA (National Basketball Players Association). I don’t even know what to say. I’m not like this perfect, buttoned-up, suit-and-tie guy.” – Kevin Durant

“I can score the basketball, but I think I can pass pretty well or I can make the correct pass. I’m not the type of guy who’s just going to throw the ball inbounds to a guy who’s wide open. I can make the right pass.” – Kevin Durant

“This was an extremely difficult decision as I take great pride in representing our country. I know that I owe it to my USA Basketball teammates to be totally invested in the experience. After going through training camp with USAB, I realized I could not fulfill my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint. I need to take a step back and take some time away, both mentally and physically in order to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. I will be rooting for USAB and look forward to future opportunities with them.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Being Real

Here are some words of encouragement from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“I’m going to be real as hell and show you who I am, because I want the kids to see who I really am and the basketball players to see who I really am, and that’s all that matters to me.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m going to show you my faults, I’m going to show you my insecurities, I’m going to be real.” – Kevin Durant

“I know when somebody is trying to get something out of me for clicks. And sometimes I feel like giving it to them. Sometimes I feel like being real and open to them, but at the same time, I know how much I can give you.” – Kevin Durant

“I want to show people who I really am, especially aspiring basketball players who want to be at this level. That’s what I’m about.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Family

Here are some meaningful quotes about family from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“My mother taught me to always be strong and always work hard. She’s been working hard her whole life for me and my brother. I’m a lot like her in that I work hard for what I want. She taught me that.” – Kevin Durant

“Last but not least my family. My brother Tony, I love you. Thank you for beating me up when I was a kid. I always wanted to follow in your footsteps. I pray for you every night. You’ve taught me to feel confident in myself, believe in myself that I can do it when I didn’t think I could do it.” – Kevin Durant

“Dad, it’s been an up-and-down road for all of us, but you’ve always been there supporting from afar, texting me Bible verses every single day, telling me you love me every single day. That builds me up and I thank you so much. I love you. I’m just glad you’re part of this journey with us.” – Kevin Durant

“And last, my mom. I don’t think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were 18 years old. Three years later, I came out. The odds were stacked against us. Single parent with two boys by the time you were 21 years old. Everybody told us we weren’t supposed to be here. We went from apartment to apartment by ourselves. One of the best memories I had was when we moved into our first apartment, no bed, no furniture and we just sat in the living room and just hugged each other. We thought we made it.” – Kevin Durant

“I told Grant Hill back there – I just got done playing against him – as a second grader I had a Pistons Grant Hill jersey. That was the first time I walked into a gym. That’s when I fell in love with the game. My mom, I think she just wanted to get me and my brothers out of the house for a few hours. When I walked into the gym, I fell in love with the game.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Coaches

Here are some amazing quotes about coaches from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Dreams

Here are some inspirational quotes about dreams from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“Everything has been such a whirlwind ever since I stepped foot in the league and everything has been like a dream, so I’m just blessed to be in this position.” – Kevin Durant

“It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that and I’ve just got to keep pushing.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Giving

Here are some memorable quotes about giving from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m obviously not going to give you everything about my whole life, but as far as my personality, you see me all the time from watching the games.” – Kevin Durant

“Coaching staff: I know there’s days you look at that film and you want to kill me. I’m not playing defense, taking bad shots, getting too many techs. But you always believe that I can be the guy. Through the tough times, you guys never left my side… That’s something that I really appreciate and I never want to take you guys for granted. I thank you so much for being part of my life. And not just on the basketball court, but giving me talks about growing as a man first, and a basketball player next.” – Kevin Durant

“I know what to keep to myself. I know what I want to give up.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Growing Up

Here are some inspirational quotes about growth from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“I come from a small county outside of Washington DC called PG County, and me, my mom, my brother, we moved to so many different places growing up. And it felt like a box. It felt like there was no getting out.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m not trying to be like what I thought an NBA player is supposed to be growing up.” – Kevin Durant

“Every memory I had growing up was involving basketball. I didn’t go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.” – Kevin Durant

“I was just a big fan of tattoos always growing up, and I wanted something cool that symbolizes what I’ve been through in my life, and everything on my chest and my back is like a collage.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Hard Work

Here are some motivational quotes about hard work from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

“I know that hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.” – Kevin Durant

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Kevin Durant

“If I come to work every day and do my job, work as hard as I can, be a great teammate, the rest of that stuff will take care of itself.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About His Mother

Here are some inspirational quotes about his mom from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“My mom just wants to make sure that my heart is always in whatever I do and I’m in things for the right reasons.” – Kevin Durant

“My mother taught me to always be strong and always work hard. She’s been working hard her whole life for me and my brother. I’m a lot like her in that I work hard for what I want. She taught me that.” – Kevin Durant

“You sacrificed for us – you’re the real MVP.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About School

Here are some amazing quotes about school from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“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.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m an old-school type of guy.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Quotes About Teamwork

Here are some striking quotes about team from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“Hopefully before I’m done, I can be on an Olympic team.” – Kevin Durant

“I’ll play all five positions if my team needs me to.” – Kevin Durant

“When Russell was out, you stepped your game up for me, for the team. There were nights where you made me look way better than I am. You clean up so many of our mistakes, man, and we appreciate that. From everybody on the team, we appreciate that, man, and I thank you so much for giving me confidence when I didn’t have it, for always being there when I wanted to talk to you, when I wanted to call, for arguing with me all the time, making me better, and realizing I’m not always right. Thank you, man. I appreciate you.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Inspirational Quotes About Success

Here are some impressive quotes about success from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“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.” –  Kevin Durant

“I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.” – Kevin Durant

“You know, I don’t want to stand out too much.” – Kevin Durant

“I learned how to pass when I was really young. That’s one thing I always knew how to do was find an open man.” – Kevin Durant

“So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day to be who I am.” – Kevin Durant

“It feels good to be a part of history.” – Kevin Durant

“When you got people behind you, you can do whatever.” – Kevin Durant

“I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I’m going to keep playing basketball.” – Kevin Durant

“When people are used to doing something, they want you to stay in that lane.” – Kevin Durant

“My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself.” – Kevin Durant

“Work harder than your opponent.” – Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Motivational Quotes

Here are some truly motivational quotes from NBA star Kevin Durant.

“With everything I do, I just try to be myself.” – Kevin Durant

“It’s hard to find intelligence, character and unselfishness all at the same time. That’s rare in any profession, but it’s what makes a champion.” – Kevin Durant

“I’m busy working on every aspect of the 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.” – Kevin Durant

“Everything in my life, I had to take it. They are not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” – Kevin Durant

“My time is now.” – Kevin Durant

“We live in a world of what you have done for me lately. We don’t remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six, years ago what he was doing. It’s unheard of.” – Kevin Durant

“I fell so many times and got back up. I’ve been through the toughest times with my family, but…I’m still standing.” – Kevin Durant

“The off-season is where you put in the most work. You prepare at this time of the year so that you can be ready to win a championship.” – Kevin Durant

“I feel like it’s easy to be the best player when you don’t have good players around you. I feel like it’s harder to stand out when you have great players around you. I pride myself on standing out wherever I am. I pride myself on working hard wherever I go. And I feel like these guys embraced me.” – Kevin Durant

“People always say: ‘You’re one of the top three players in the world, that’s cool. There’s billions of people in the world and you’re in the top three, that’s really cool.’ I’m tired of settling for that. I’m tired of hearing that.” – Kevin Durant

“I just want to grow spiritually with God. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.” – Kevin Durant

“The clothes are not making me, if I like it, that’s all that matters. It’s not about the clothes. It’s about how I am as a person and how confident I am.” – Kevin Durant

“My wildest dreams are when I’m wide awake.” – Kevin Durant

“Trial and error is only going to make you a better player.” – Kevin Durant

“Winning is all about the journey. The journey is better than the destination.” – Kevin Durant

“It’s about competition. When you play against the best, it brings the best out of you as well.” – Kevin Durant

“I want to be one of the greatest players of all time. I want to be remembered.” – Kevin Durant

“Experience is the best teacher. I’ve been through a lot – going to the Olympics, going to the Finals, having a lot of good games and having a lot of bad games. It’s a roller-coaster ride and I’m just happy I’m a part of it. If it was easy, then everybody could do it.” – Kevin Durant

“It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Kevin Durant

“Don’t let success go to your head. Don’t let disappointment get to your heart.” – Kevin Durant

“(Dear Mom,) We weren’t supposed to be here. You made us believe, you kept us off the street, put clothes on our backs, food on the table. When you didn’t eat, you made sure we ate. You went to sleep hungry. You sacrificed for us. You’re the real MVP.” – Kevin Durant

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