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A collection of of inspiring quotes by Kevin Durant on winning, love, trying, basketball, confidence, women and faith.

157 Inspiring Kevin Durant Quotes

Quick Facts

Famous As: Basketball Player

Born On: September 29, 1988

Born In: Suitland, Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland, United States

Kevin Durant has already secured his position among the greats of basketball with his two NBA Championships, two NBA Finals MVP, two Olympic gold medals, and one NBA MVP. However, he continues to work on every aspect of his game and strives to develop better understandings with his teammates. Deeply religious, he considers himself to be blessed. He has several tattoos, including a few representing his faith. He has a very close relationship with his mother and can be quite conservative when it comes to dating. His sense of style reflects his level of confidence. Here is a collection of inspiring quotes by Kevin Durant on winning, love, trying, basketball, confidence, women and faith.

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Perry, Jeremy, Man, Just knowing that you guys look up to me, And I can help you out so much, I could pull you to the side when we're working out. And just as much as you think I'm making you better, You elevate my game.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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You hear all these stories about, 'There's one in a million guys that make it to the NBA and stay there.' To see people cheering for me and when they say my name, it's just crazy. It's still crazy to me.

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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.

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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.

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There's a lot of falses - out there and if I take up for myself, it's a bad thing. Sometimes you just got to live with it, but for the most part, I'm like look, I don't want no problems with nobody.

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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.

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Twitter is a place where I can let people know what type of person I am, and I got some good feedback from it. More good than bad, so it's a good outlet to let people know who I am.

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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.

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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.

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This city, all they want us to be is ourselves. You love us how we are. We’re all a work in progress as men and you still love us and I thank you so much for embracing us.

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We live in a world of what have you 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.

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I'm going to be me at the end of the day. And I think my family appreciates that. They're happy for me that I'm finding out who I am, and I'm content with that.

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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.

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The clothes are not making me If I like it, that's all that mattersIt's not about the clothes. It's about how I am as a person and how confident I am.

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Everybody. No matter how they feel about me, everybody on Oklahoma City, on that team, of course I watch them. I support them. I want them to do well.

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I'm like a chameleon. I adapt to my situation. It's very slowed down here. I like it that way. I'm a guy that's very reserved, quiet and shy myself.

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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.

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All this stuff is kind of surreal to me - Ididn't think I'd be in the league or none of that. It was making it to college. That's about it.

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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.

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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.

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I've heard a few times, in three or four years, this league is going to be yours. I don't like that. Because I think I'm established now.

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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.

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Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn't go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This means the world to me that you guys are here with me celebrating with me. Thank you. Thank you. I can’t express it enough.

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It's all about knowing the balance, because I like to remain somewhat of a mystery. You need to have that, you know what I mean?

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I just want to grow spiritually with the Lord. I'm keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.

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I like to sit on things and digest them and then I'll figure out my next move, but I never said I was right for doing anything.

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If it's controversy out there, or if it's some false stories out there, I want to clear it up. That's just what I'm all about.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm not going to act like I'm this person that I'm not, because I operate bad in that space, you know what I'm saying?

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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.

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Last, I just want to thank God again. He's the first and the last. Alpha and Omega. I thank you for saving my life.

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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'.

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If I'm educated and passionate about a topic, I'll answer the question. But I also know when to shut the hell up.

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I fell so many times and got back up. I been through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing.

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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.

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I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I'm glad I stuck with it.

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I feel as though I've proved myself these last five years that I can be one of the top players in the league.

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I learned how to pass when I was real young. That's one thing I always knew how to do was find the open man.

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Chemistry is important. If you like your teammates, it's going to be easier to play with them on the court.

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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.

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I want to have some stuff that I keep for myself, my friends, my family, my loved ones. That's how I view.

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I'm just more content with myself. Like, if I've got something to say, I want to get it off of my chest.

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With a versatile player, there's no spot on the court you can't pass him the ball. You can do anything.

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I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I'm going to keep playing basketball.

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I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn't match. I just like to stand out.

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We're talking too much about what goes on in the stands, nothing about what goes on on the court.

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If I'd gone straight to the NBA, I don't think I would have been ready as a player or a person.

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I've learned that it's harder to try to put on this goody two-shoes persona when that's not me.

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I want people to know what they didn't know about me. I just wanted them to know the real side.

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No lie, just had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NYHarlem waddup.

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My style has changed and evolved mainly because I've grown to have more confidence in myself.

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I'm here to shine a bright light. I'm not here to be a guy of death. I just like 'KD' better.

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I'm going to show you my faults, I'm going to show you my insecurities, I'm going to be real.

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I'm going to let you know the real, and I'm going to let you know the real as I can about me.

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

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You know, I think more people should watch women's basketball. It'd do so much for the game.

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

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The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people.

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I play basketball. I can't control the media, the way I play. I can't control all of it.

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I like what I like, I am who I am, I know what I want to do, you know what I'm saying?

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I'm not trying to be like what I thought an NBA player is supposed to be growing up.

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I love Oklahoma. The fans have been with me every night. What more can you ask for?

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All the support from all my friends, All my family over the years, I appreciate it.

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I Tweeted Keri Hilson the other day and she actually wrote back! I was so excited.

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For me, as a 14-year-old aspiring to be in the NBA, I wanted to hear from players.

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I look at my jersey and see the NBA logo, I'm like, 'I didn't think I'd be here.'

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When people are used to you doing something, they want you to stay in that lane.

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So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am.

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I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.

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Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing.

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I'm not a guy that's going to brag or feel like I'm better than the group.

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Grateful for this opportunity with Roc Nation Sports. It’s go time.

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It's not always like I'm right, and you're wrong. It's both ways.

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I go to sleep at night, like, ’Am I gonna be alone forever?’

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It's easier for me if I'm just open and transparent to a point.

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Every memory I have from when I was a kid involves basketball.

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I know what to keep to myself. I know what I want to give up.

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I'm not trying to have my whole life out there in the media.

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I'm not out here to be showing you I'm this perfect person.

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My friends are happy for me, and that's all that matters.

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I'm not this tough guy, I'm not this super hard person.

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Hopefully before I'm done, I can be on an Olympic team.

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Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people.

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Sometimes you have to know when to shut the f - - up.

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Some guys like to talk. What's the problem with that?

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When you got people behind you, you can do whatever.

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It feels good to come here and be a winning program.

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I'll play all five positions if my team needs me to.

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Whoever want my spot can play me one-on-one for it.

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It's hard to play well, but it's easy to work hard.

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