65 Inspirational Kevin Durant Quotes On Success In Life

Kevin Wayne Durant also known simply by his initials KD, is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the University of Texas and was selected as the second overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA draft. He played nine seasons with the franchise, which became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, before signing with the Golden State Warriors in 2016, winning back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. These Kevin Durant quotes will motivate you.

Famous Kevin Durant Quotes

  1. “So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day, to be, who I am.” ~ Kevin Durant
  2. “It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.” ~ Kevin Durant
  3. “I’m always hungry. I want to be the best.” ~ Kevin Durant
  4. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  5. “I fell so many times and got back up. I been through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing.” ~ Kevin Durant
  6. “When you got people behind you, you can do whatever.” ~ Kevin Durant

  7. “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
  8. “I’m tired of being second…. I’m done with it.” ~ Kevin Durant
  9. “I’m just more content with myself. Like, if I’ve got something to say, I want to get it off of my chest.” ~ Kevin Durant
  10. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  11. “Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people.” ~ Kevin Durant

  12. “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, Kevin Durant quotes on basketball
  13. “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
  14. “When people are used to you doing something, they want you to stay in that lane.” ~ Kevin Durant
  15. “I like what I like, I am who I am, I know what I want to do, you know what I’m saying?” ~ Kevin Durant
  16. “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
  17. “I want people to know what they didn’t know about me. I just wanted them to know the real side.” ~ Kevin Durant
  18. “I’m a big competitor.” ~ Kevin Durant

  19. “The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people.” ~ Kevin Durant
  20. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  21. “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
  22. “My dream was to become a rec league coach. I love basketball so much, I love playing it, I just never thought I’d make it to college, NBA, or be standing up here today. It is a surreal feeling. So many people doubted me and motivated me. I failed so many times and got back up. I got through the toughest times with my family, but I’m still standing.” ~ Kevin Durant
  23. “You can’t speak openly about everything.” ~ Kevin Durant

  24. “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
  25. “With everything I do, I just try to be myself.” ~ Kevin Durant
  26. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  27. “I’ve been more content with just who I am.” ~ Kevin Durant

  28. “I don’t mind talking about the game. I don’t mind talking about what we go through as players, because I want people to get a deeper look inside instead of looking at stats all the time or looking at numbers or just watching the game. I want them to get a pulse on us as players, and a lot of players might not want that, but that’s what I want.” ~ Kevin Durant
  29. “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
  30. “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
  31. “With a versatile player, there’s no spot on the court you can’t pass him the ball. You can do anything.” ~ Kevin Durant
  32. “My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself.” ~ Kevin Durant

  33. “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
  34. “I go to sleep at night, like, ’Am I gonna be alone forever?’” ~ Kevin Durant
  35. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  36. “I Tweeted Keri Hilson the other day and she actually wrote back! I was so excited.” ~ Kevin Durant
  37. “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 rollercoaster ride and I’m just happy I’m a part of it. If it was easy, then everybody could do it.” ~ Kevin Durant
  38. “I don’t have to be anybody I’m not.” ~ Kevin Durant

  39. “You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game.” ~ Kevin Durant
  40. “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, Kevin Durant quotes on hard work
  41. “Set the goal and work all days for it, until you achieve, I want to be a champion, the best!” ~ Kevin Durant
  42. 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
  43. “I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.” ~ Kevin Durant
  44. “I want to be one of the best players in the game.” ~ Kevin Durant

  45. “I’ve learned that it’s harder to try to put on this goody two-shoes persona when that’s not me.” ~ Kevin Durant
  46. “I’m not trying to be like what I thought an NBA player is supposed to be growing up.” ~ Kevin Durant
  47. “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
  48. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  49. “I’m going to show you my faults, I’m going to show you my insecurities, I’m going to be real.” ~ Kevin Durant

  50. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  51. “I look at my jersey and see the NBA logo, I’m like, ‘I didn’t think I’d be here.'” ~ Kevin Durant Quotes
  52. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  53. “The 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
  54. “It feels good to be a part of history.” ~ Kevin Durant

  55. “You sacrificed for us – you’re the real MVP.” ~ Kevin Durant
  56. “The clothes are not making me If I like it, that’s all that matter sits not about the clothes. It’s about how I am as a person and how confident I am.” ~ Kevin Durant
  57. “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
  58. “In this league, experience means a lot.” ~ Kevin Durant
  59. “Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!!” ~ Kevin Durant
  60. “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
  61. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant

  62. “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.” ~ Kevin Durant
  63. “I miss Seattle a lot. It was my first city that I lived in on my own. It was a great city to play for. It was unfortunate for the fans what happened, but it’s time to move on. I’m sure they’ve moved on. But in the back of my mind, I still have a thing for Seattle and always am going to remember what they’ve done for me.” ~ Kevin Durant
  64. “Grateful for this opportunity with Roc Nation Sports. It’s go time.” ~ Kevin Durant

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