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Kevin Durant's height is over 6'10 in shoes--the measurement that will be displayed on all official NBA literature[edit]

Those who list '6'11 fail to understand the protocol when listing NBA height measurements (basketball is played in shoes and the ONLY reason players' height are even listed is because of the sport they play--a sport played IN SHOES); and as such, wikipedia will eventually be the only source on the web that still lists Durant's height at 6'11 (because some stubborn douchebags want to play editing games).Kevin Durant is one of the best players in the nba and will probably break more records during his career.If he keeps playing like this for sure he will become the next MICHAEL JORDAN..........HE is definetley better than kobe bryant .GO THUNDER AND CELTICS. FORGET ABOUT THE lakers kevin durant has a little brother named marquise corbett and his little brother lives at san pasqual academy. Kevin Durant is the leding scorer in 2012-2013 season.


So you're going to change Durant's height every time he changes his shoes?[edit]

Maybe at least wait until he signs his first shoe contract. After all, look at Spencer Hawes; he gains 2.25 inches in shoes. If Durant wears those he will be over 6'11".

Shoes[edit]

Could someone clarify what make and model of shoes Durant was wearing in Orlando. Thanks.Durant has over four pairs of shoes in just one year.So far Kevin Durant has released 4 different versions of his shoe, which has gotten increasingly popular as the shoes continue to be made. The shoes are light and made for basketball players to be more efficient and effective while moving and cutting.Kevin Durant also has special shoes made recently such as the Golden KD's and the KD weatherman shoes which are exclusive and limited edition.

Shoe Contract[edit]

Durant turned down a $70 million dollar offer from Adidas to sign a contract with Nike so I'm assuming that he will be using Nike shoes.

The deal with Nike was a $60 million dollar 7 year deal that includes a $10 million dollar signing bonus. 
Thanks[edit]

Now we just need to know the thickness of the soles on the model he will be wearing during games.

No, I'm going to list his height as it's measured at the NBA's official pre-draft camp: 6'10 in shoes[edit]

Not all NBA players are listed at their height in shoes for example Vince Carter measured 6'5 1/2 barefoot and that was rounded up to his NBA listing, Shaq is 7'1 barefoot aswell, Richard Jefferson measured 6'7 1/4 barefoot and is listed at 6'7 and Shane Battier was measured at 6'8 1/4 barefoot and is listed at 6'8 RandyRhoadsRonnieDio

Also espn lists Durant at 6'9! http://sports-ak.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=31579 RandyRhoadsRonnieDio

  • NBA.com lists him at 6'10. Can we agree to list his height on his official NBA profile page (whenever that's put up) ?Corpx 18:54, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Actually, other pages on NBA.com lists him at 6'9. I think his height on his official profile page at NBA.com should be the one listed here. Corpx 18:56, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I would ask the following question; As an encyclopedic source, should wikipedia report a listed height without qualifying whether it is in shoes?

As an example;the WWE regularly lists heights which are often inflated, should an encyclopedia report the listed height or an actual height. I made a change to 6'9" with the addendum that KD is typically listed at 6'10." This apparently was not good enough. I noted when I made the change that the NBA asks the players what height to list, it is not automatically the shoes height. There are a few very notable inflations (let alone shoes vs. barefoot) heights in the NBA. Charles Barkley was routinely listed at 6'6" though he was 6'4." Allen Iverson gets 6' even though most players who have commented think he's more like 5'10." I just think it is silly to list someone's height in shoes in an encylopedia. The NBA is a product, a business, and can do what it likes as far as reporting heights. When it comes down to it, Kevin Durant is 6'9," if he wants to play in platform shoes he can be 7'0," so do we then change his height to 7'? No. Or if he decides to go old school and wear some converse all stars, is he then 6'9.5" instead. Why bother with all these variables?

He is 6'9" as god/nature/universe/parent's DNA made him. That being said, I'm leaving it up to someone else who agrees to change the heights. Whorchatasoto 07:00, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

  • You're not going to get height measurements without shoes post the draft-camps, so after that it is the listed height. The draft-camp measured height is accurate, but what's to prove that Durant hasnt grown and inch or two past the date of the measurement? In regards to this, I think we should go with the height listed on an athlete's official profile page @ NBA.com (Durant's not yet up, as he's not drafted) Corpx 07:05, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
  • You can say Barkley is 6'4 and AI is 5'10, but what solid reference proves something like this? Corpx 07:08, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Sonics roster lists him at 6'9, so unless anyone has any newer measurement, it should stay at 6'9. Corpx 04:42, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Can we please stop editing his stats to something other than what the roster says? Corpx 06:22, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I believe his wingspan is 7'5, correct me if I'm wrong. could someone also tell me why I can not edit this page? I have been a confirmed member for over 2 weeks and I can not edit this even though it is only semi-protected bobmcbob1144 —Preceding undated comment added 01:51, 6 February 2011 (UTC).

The same is true for the Greg Oden page.[edit]

Does anybody here really think he will be listed at 6'11 anywhere? What the hell is the point of doing that? He's measured at 7'0 in shoes, and that's what he'll be listed as, except on wikipedia, doh!

For whatever reason, Oden's difference in only one inch[edit]

Ksmoove[edit]

How is a fan blog considered a source? Anyone can put up a blog calling a player anything and that doesnt establish it as a nickname. Corpx 18:03, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Nm, found a better source. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/grant_wahl/02/12/freshman0219/ Corpx 18:06, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Birthdate/Birthplace[edit]

Someone changed the birthdate/birthplace to Sept. 29 1988, Washington DC (rather than Sept. 30 1988, Suitland MD). Majority of references I found seem to state the latter so I changed it back and added two references that looked most likely to be authentic (although TexasSports.Com has the former dates just to confuse things) - tried searching for official birth records but couldn't find anything. Zarius 20:46, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Kevin Durant was really born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C. and not on September 30, 1988 in Suitland, Maryland. My information is according to TexasSports.com, the official athletic website of the Texas Longhorns. Zarius, who is a Wikipedia editor insists that Durant was born on September 30, 1988 in Suitland Maryland. Zarius is a pathetic dumbass that dosent know what he is talking about so don't believe anything that he writes. Zarius in a disgrace to Wikipedia and should be banned from editing any pages on it because he's a retard with false information. - Details moved from article page (10:32, 9 March 2007), originally posted by AdMan763.
Please note that I have only changed the birthdate once - I reverted an unsourced change by 72.95.244.138 (06:19, 4 March 2007 - note the previous 5 edits on the same day). I researched the subject first and added references to back up my findings - majority of pages I had found stated Sept 30 and I referenced two pages just to make sure, then added details to the discussion page. After dispute I now have left the current birthdate and birthplace as they are, cleaned up the reference to TexasSports.com and left an invisible comment to see the talk page. Zarius 03:45, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


Name?[edit]

If both of his parents are named Pratt why is his name Durant? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.55.102.178 (talk) 16:11, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Rating[edit]

I rated this for the college basketball project. I gave it a B, but definitely apply for GA or higher status! Wrad 23:28, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


Position[edit]

Durant isn't just a forward he is listed as a guard/forward on almost every site. You have to be kidding me Durant plays more guard than power forward.

How much guard[edit]

did he actually play in college?

Enough to be listed as a guard/forward by espn RandyRhoadsRonnieDio

  • He stayed on the perimeter a lot and took a bunch of 3s in college. I think his positions should reflect what's said on his team's site. Texassports.com lists him as G/F, so I think it should stay till his NBA team has a profile up. Corpx 19:00, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
In the first paragraph of this article, which is about him being selected in the draft by the Sonics, he is labeled as a forward, which is what he played more of in college, too, so I'll change his position to just forward. Miles Blues 05:29, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I read in Sporting News recently that he might line up at the 2 guard for Seattle this year... but we should probably wait until the season to put guard in the article. Miles Blues 16:51, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

I vote to remove this section. I dont see the importane of stating that Durant & Oden share a middle name. Corpx 02:01, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

GA comments[edit]

I know that Durant is a young guy, but for a person who was the #2 pick, there surely must be a lot more info out there on the guy. In Australia, Andrew Bogut was the #1 pick and it was on the news all the time even though nobody in Australia cares much about basketball.

  • #2 draft. I guess it must have been the subject of a lot of talk. What did his team say? Why did they pick him, what skills does he bring to the teams which make him so higly rated?
  • We have no information on his style of play, except for his playing position. Needs major revamp to discuss and analyse expert opiinions of him. What about his temperament and so forth?
  • How did he transfer from high school to uni? Did he get a scholarship at UoT. What were their motives in selecting him? What did they say about him. What course did he enrol in at university?
  • How did his team go? Match-winning performances?
  • Style and so forth is ok. Since it was relatively short, I did copyediting and so forth.
  • SOme of the refs are not fully filled in. some only have a url. Also with YouTube, it is not considered to be a RS but I cannot open the video to see what is in it. What does it tell us?
  • Video game pic should be removed. We know that his face was used for a videogame cover. The image does not tell us much more than that and it if unnecessary FU.

In general, the biggest problem is that this article is very skinny. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:37, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

I have failed the article mainly due to the lack of content, expecially given the amount available in the sources cited which were not fully utilised. Also with the webreferences, please also add the date of publiciation as well as the access date. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:40, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Aargh, that sucks. We'll keep adding more content Corpx 07:42, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

2008 Rookie of the Year?[edit]

I have removed the mention of Durant being named 2008 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year in 300 BC. There was no sources included, further search of Google News showed not one article of Kevin winning this award. Yearsago (talk) 14:10, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:47, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Article needs a new picture[edit]

Because tagging this article with a picture of Durant in college while he competes in his third NBA season seems irresponsible.

FIBA Career[edit]

Shouldn't there be a FIBA section? He's played extremely well and set a national record for points en route to a Final. [1] I think this is noteworthy. Atari2 (talk) 03:12, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

International Career[edit]

After the performance in FIBA 2010 World Championship in Turkey it has to be a international career section. Mmbalyer (talk) 15:22, 16 September 2010 (UTC)


Someone work on this please I have a decent summary of his international career to this point, but I don't really know how to work on all the editing stuff in wiki, so I'm just going to post it here with some sources poorly cited and hope someone edits it to be up to standards. I'm paraphrasing two parts of the actual article, so the number I list in () is the source number listed at the bottom. I feel like I might be a little too detailed for this since I'm going to discuss each individual game, but if anyone feels it's not necessary to briefly discuss each game, just go ahead and change it.

Although Kevin Durant was invited to try out for Team USA in 2008, he was cut from the team due to the incredible talent available and his lack of experience (29). Thus, Kevin Durant's international career first began with the 2010 FIBA world championship, where Durant won tournament MVP and lead Team USA to the gold (http://turkey2010.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/10/fwcm/news/p/eid/4728/nid/44609/sid/4728/article.html). Even though Team USA won the Olympic Gold in 2008 with the "Redeem Team" (the team Durant didn't make), none of the players returned to the squad for the FIBA World Championship, and a new Team USA was formed to compete in the 2010 FIBA World Championship (http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=5372600). This new team, dubbed the "B-Team", composed mostly of inexperienced and undersized players (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=sheridan_chris&page=TeamUSA-WCPreview), was led by Kevin Durant, who Team USA head coach, Mike Krzyzewski, labeled as the best player on the team (http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=5461937). During exhibition play, Team USA defeated France, Spain, and then Greece with Durant earning 14 points and 8 rebounds against France, 25 points against Spain in a narrow 1-point win, and 15 points and 7 boards in a 28 point victory against Greece (http://espn.go.com/extra/fiba/recap/_/id/300827930/united-states-vs-greece, I'm having trouble finding the box scores to the other games). This undefeated streak for the exhibition games would continue throughout the rest the entire FIBA World Championship. During the preliminary rounds, USA was placed in group B with Slovenia, Brazil, Crotia, Iran and Tunisia. Kevin Durant played sparingly in 4 of these 5 games averaging only about 20 minutes per game. The exception was USA vs Brazil where USA edged out a win by 2 points, and Durant played for 39 minutes (out of 40 minutes for FIBA basketball) while racking up 27 points and 10 rebounds. His average during the preliminary round was 17.8 points per game, 6.2 rebounds a game, 3 assists a game, and 47% field goal accuracy (http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fe/10/fwcm/player/p/eid//pid/65122/rid//sid/4728/tid/379/profile.html).

I'll finish this later after I do a little more research, but the rest of what I want to talk about are: 1.) Briefly discuss the rest of the games 2.) KD becoming the all-time leading scorer for team USA in FIBA play 3.)KD dominating during the final three games (seriously, did you guys watch the tournament?, he took over the last three games) 4.)List of KD's stats and stat averages throughout the tournament.MonkeysOnThePatio (talk) 02:16, 30 September 2010 (UTC)MonkeysOnthePatio

Hi Monkeys, this looks like a promising addition. I'll take a look at it when I get the chance. Dabomb87 (talk) 13:27, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Kaad2k10, 28 April 2011[edit]

Could someone please add more updates about Kevin Durant's 2011 season,especially his 41 points in the 5th game of the 2011 NBA playoffs which advanced the Thunder into the second round.

Thank You

Kaad2k10 (talk) 21:12, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done You need to provide specific changes and then request the edit again. CTJF83 16:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 February 2012[edit]

Kevin durant is 6 ft 10 inch 24.111.56.23 (talk) 17:44, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — Bility (talk) 19:50, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 19 January 2013[edit]

Please change the line that Kevin Durant scored 52 games in a 177-114 win over the Mavericks to Kevin durant scored 52 points on a perfect 21-21 from the free throw line in a 117-114 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks.[1] Crossover133 (talk) 16:41, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Not done: This isn't Sports Center. -Nathan Johnson (talk) 22:46, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

you need to at least change 52 games to 52 points ... one does not score games in basketball. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.226.199.134 (talk) 03:17, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks! Zagalejo^^^ 03:32, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 23 May 2013[edit]

Under "Personal", please change "Durant pledged $1 million dollars" to "Durant pledged $1 million" or "Durant pledged 1 million dollars". It is redundant the way it is currently written.

You are correct. I removed "dollars". Thanks. Zagalejo^^^ 23:38, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

I removed this picture from the start of the article because it looks awful cramped against the info box on the right.

Durant prepares to shoot a free throw during his one year with the University of Texas.

Thanks. As the beginning of the article expands, we should be able to use the picture again.--Ktmartell (talk) 14:19, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Edit request July 07 2013[edit]

"His career achievements have led led basketball analysts, experts, and writers to consider him one of the best players in the NBA today."

The repeated word should be deleted from the last line of the second paragraph of the page.


--68.12.127.179 (talk) 04:58, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Got it. Thanks! Zagalejo^^^ 06:06, 8 July 2013 (UTC)

Personal life (significant other)[edit]

Monica Wright of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx is engaged to Kevin, or so I read today in Bing's Sports news app. That is a surprise, and made me look up the Wikipedia page on Kevin Durant. On the Google search result side bar, the movie he is credited with being in is a Nike commercial. What is with that?

I added a mention of Wright. (Thanks.) Google's sidebar profiles get a lot of things wrong. It's a problem at their end, since that factoid doesn't come from this article. Zagalejo^^^ 05:47, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Looking for someone to nominate this article for GA status[edit]

Does anyone else think this article is up to GA status?--Bigpoliticsfan (talk) 00:08, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

I nominated it yesterday. I think it's in good shape. We have references for almost all sentences and have condensed the achievements section. Hopefully someone gets to it soon.--Ktmartell (talk) 23:29, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 December 2013[edit]

Kevin Durant has his own shoe line with nike. His newest shoe is KDVI Baseballdude282 (talk) 21:34, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please make your request in a "change X to Y" format. Also please provide reliable sources which can be cited in the article itself. --ElHef (Meep?) 02:46, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Durant 12 game scoring streak[edit]

Durant scoring streak of 30+ points per game ended with 26 points in his game against the Brooklyn Nets on January 31st, 2014. He did this although he sat out the entire 4th quarter shooting 10-12 from the field that game. Mdc23390 (talk) 12:33, 1 February 2014 (UTC) mdc23390

Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400489565

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Kevin Durant/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Sportsguy17 (talk · contribs) 03:27, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Ah, KD is a GAN. So exciting to see. Anyway, I'll take up this review. I will be upfront that I am a competitor currently involved in WikiCup. I will begin my section-by-section and then we can work on the lead. Thanks. Sportsguy17 (TC) 03:27, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

OK, I have had a first look and I have some very major concerns (I am using another WikiProject NBA GA LeBron James as a role model for what the article should look like). First thing is the headings for the sections in his career do not comply with WP:WTW nor are professional. Break it up into Level 3 headings by team (since OKC were the Supersonics when Durant was drafted) and use Level 4 headers for the seasons. For the first sentence of the third paragraph in Life outside basketball is better suited in the Public image or the Player Profile section. Also, cite his awards and statistics with his profile from Basketball-Reference. Fix those issues and then some expansion in the seasons section can have us heading in the right direction. Sportsguy17 (TC) 03:39, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the input. I have edited the section headers as requested. A little confused about the other requests. The first sentence in LOB is about his agent, which is paired with information about his endorsements - the same way it is in the LeBron article. Both the awards and statistics section have citations to Basketball Reference already. Not sure what else can be added to the seasons section; any ideas would be greatly appreciated.--Ktmartell (talk) 00:48, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, the 2008-09 season only has one section talking about him. There are some season statistics, but not much more. Perhaps add some notable moments. Also, I was talking about the first sentence of the third paragraph in the LOB section, not the first. The agents bit belongs where it is. And then we also need more about his current residence and family in the LOB section. Then we'll expand the lead accordingly, and then we're looking at a GA. Sportsguy17 (TC) 01:36, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Oops! Apologies for my misunderstanding. Had some time this morning so was able to work on some things. The LOB section has been re-vamped. I added information about his Most Improved Player candidacy to 2009 and beefed up the lead a little bit. Let me know if anything else needs to be done; thanks again.--Ktmartell (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Sweet! I am passing the article. These fixes resulted in vast improvements of this article. Its such an honor to be the one to pass this article. I did one last spot check and it meets all criterion and mechanics of sentences look good, so this is a pass. Sportsguy17 (TC) 16:24, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Awesome. Thanks!--Ktmartell (talk) 18:50, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Club Villa is not a neighborhood in OKC...[edit]

Durant's former home (still owns) is in Gaillardia Country Club in NW OKC. He also owns 2 townhomes in downtown OKC that he is currently converting into one 7500 sqft residence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.174.169.86 (talk) 20:59, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Important to add[edit]

Will someone who can edit please add that Kevin Durant currently has scored 25 or more points in 39 straight games? This is one game short of Michael Jordan's record of 40 games with 25 points or more. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.177.15.123 (talk) 14:35, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

I feel this is an important stat. And it is current. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.177.15.123 (talk) 14:38, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 May 2014[edit]

UBERMcLovin (talk) 01:00, 4 May 2014 (UTC) He IS NOW MVP

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Per WP:BLPGOSSIP, there is no need to rely on anonymous sources, especially when an official announcement is forthcoming. Just wait.—Bagumba (talk) 01:08, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Weight is absolutely wrong[edit]

Whoever put his weight at 240 is dead wrong. Kevin Durant is listed at 215 on basketball reference.com, and I am sure that is fully clothed with sneakers and a suit on. Come on now. Also Westbrook is listed at 200 lbs, which may be kind of close, but is definitely high. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.94.151.73 (talk) 03:25, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Durant @ 240lb seems to be from http://www.nba.com/playerfile/kevin_durantBagumba (talk) 04:52, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 May 2014[edit]

Weight: 215 lbs (Basketball-Reference.com) 72.94.151.73 (talk) 03:26, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: SI.com, a branch of TIME, Inc., lists 240 pounds. Since we have conflicting sources, I will have to decline your edit request. Basketball-Reference.com also doesn't sound like the most reliable of sources. Mz7 (talk) 03:44, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Kevin's favorite NFL team the Washington Redskins[edit]

I'd like to request that someone put on this page that Kevin Durant is a fan of the Washington Redskins. He was seen at the Redskins-Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field in 2013 wearing a Redskins cap and jacket cheering them on. Makes sense considering he was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in that area. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:B857:21B0:6C5E:BECB:324B:106F (talk) 06:52, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400278312