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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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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

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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

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

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

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I want to be a champion. — Kevin Durant

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You gotta win. That's all it takes. — Kevin Durant

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Scott Brooks you mean the world to me. I love you. You as a man, I never met anybody like you. So selfless. You don't take the credit for nothing, Even though you deserve all of it. I love you and your family for always taking me in, Believing in me, Texting me late at night when I was going crazy. Thank you. Thank you. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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I'm tired of being second ... I'm done with it. — Kevin Durant

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In this league, experience means a lot. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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I'm an old-school type of guy. — Kevin Durant

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I wanted to 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

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

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

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Grateful for this opportunity with Roc Nation Sports. It's go time. — Kevin Durant

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

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To all the staff members that take care of us every single day, From Donnie Strack, to Joe Sharpe, Tony Katz, Dave Bliss, Josh Longstaff, Will, Wilson, St, Mark, Dwight, I could down the line, All you guys have made me a better player. I wish I had a Sharpie, So I could write all your names on here 'Cause you had a hand on this. You made me believe in myself. You made me a better person, A better player. Your words of encouragement, Your love, Your positivity, Got me through. And I thank you guys. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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.' — Kevin Durant

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

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Russell ... I love you. I thank you so much man. You made me better. You know, Your work ethic. I always wanted to compete with you. I always wanted to pull up into the parking lot of the practice facility, And if you beat me there, I was always upset. I always wanted to outwork you. And you set the bar. You set the tone. And thank you so much man. Thank you. You had a big piece of this MVP trophy. You're an MVP caliber player It's a blessing to play with you man. — Kevin Durant

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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

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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.' — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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And I didn't fall in love with the game of basketball just because it was me playing. I fell in love with it Because I got guys like this, Like these guys every single day That push me to be the best player I can be. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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I'm a big competitor. — Kevin Durant

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I probably play games more than I practice. — Kevin Durant

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You know, I don't want to stand out too much. — Kevin Durant

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I want to go down as a winner. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. — Kevin Durant

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Work harder than your opponent. — Kevin Durant

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Hard work beats talent and talent beats hard work — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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With everything I do, I just try to be myself. — Kevin Durant

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I like something simple and traditional, like dinner and a movie. The best way to get to know someone is to have a conversation over dinner. And steak houses have a nice atmosphere - the lights are dim, and they usually have a band playing. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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

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People always think women meet us in the hotel lobby, but it's the opposite. The majority of the time, you go out to eat with your teammates, then rest for the next day's game. It's not a vacation - most guys view the road as a business trip. — Kevin Durant

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Nick, You know, The first guy I met when I first got to Seattle, As an eighteen year old, You took me in. You believed in me from the beginning. You knew that I had potential. And every single day I know I could look at you And know that you respect me As a man, As a player, And you gonna ride with me to the end. I thank you. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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You sacrificed for us. You're the real MVP. — Kevin Durant

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When you got people behind you, you can do whatever — Kevin Durant

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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

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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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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Basketball is just a platform for me to inspire people. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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I loved basketball so much. I loved playing it. I just never thought I could make it To college, NBA, Or stand up here today in front of you guys And be an NBA MVP. It's just, It's just a surreal feeling. And, I had so much help. So many people believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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This means the world to me That you guys are here celebrating with me. Thank you. Thank you. I can't express it enough. — Kevin Durant

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Perk, from the minute you got here ... I hated you before you got here ... But the moment you got here, man, you just changed my whole perception of you. Just one of the best teammates I ever had. I just thank you so much. The late night calls after tough games, you texting me, telling me I'm the MVP. That means a lot to me, man. Thank you. — Kevin Durant

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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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

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I've been second my whole life, — Kevin Durant

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And the game of basketball, I play, I play first off because I love it. I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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Jimmer Fredette is the best scorer in the world!! — Kevin Durant

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I feel good doing it. It's not like guys are stripping me at half-court or I'm just losing the ball dribbling. I think I'm handling the ball pretty well, just trying to make good passes, man. — Kevin Durant

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I go to sleep at night, like, 'Am I gonna be alone forever?' — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. It's been an up and down road for all of us, But you were always been there supporting from afar. Texting me Bible verses every single day. Telling me you love me every single day. And that builds me up. And I thank you so much. I love you. I'm just glad you're a part of this journey with us. — Kevin Durant

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

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I'm busy working on every aspect of my 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

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Caron, Even though you just got here a few months ago, We've grown so close over these last few weeks And, I can remember, When you first got here, You wrote a piece of paper in my locker ... I don't know why I'm crying so much man ... You wrote a piece of paper in my locker that said, "KD MVP." And that's after we had lost two or three straight. And I don't really say much in those moments, But I remember that. I go home and I think about that stuff man. When you got people behind you, You can do whatever. And I thank you man, I appreciate you. — Kevin Durant

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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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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First off, I'd like to thank God for changing my life. He let me really realize what life is all about. Basketball is just a platform, In order for me to inspire people. And I realize that. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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And last, My mom. I don't think you know what you did. You had my brother when you were eighteen 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 wasn't supposed to be here. We moved from apartment to apartment, By ourselves. One of the best memories I have Is when we moved into our first apartment. No bed, No furniture, And we just all sat in the living room And just hugged each other ... 'Cause we thought we made it. — Kevin Durant

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I come from, I come from a small county Outside of Washington, D.C., Called PG County. And, me, my mom, my brother, We moved so many different places growing up, And it felt like a box. Felt like there was no getting out. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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

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Jeremy, Perry, Andre, Steve and Reggie, Grant, You guys make me so much better without you even knowing man. 'Cause I know I set the example for y'all. I know there's days where I have my bad days, And I say some words I'm not supposed to say sometimes, But when I need an extra push, You guys are there man. And I appreciate that. I appreciate that because I'm not always the best leader, I'm not always the best player, I don't always shoot the best in the games, But, Our little handshakes that we do before the game, That gets me going. — Kevin Durant

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I'm intrigued on how music is made, that's how I started getting into it. Of course I've been in the booth before, just joking around to see how it is, and I'll make a couple of beats here or there and help my artists out. But other that, I'll stick to listening. — Kevin Durant

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It feels good to be a part of history. — Kevin Durant

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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. — Kevin Durant

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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

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