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Durant to sport new jersey number for Nets

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Kevin Durant will not be wearing No. 35 for the first time in the NBA as he begins a new chapter in his career with the Nets

FRESH START. Kevin Durant says he will continue to honor the man behind No. 35 – his AAU coach Charles Craig, who was murdered at age 35. Photo from NBA Stats' Twitter account (@nbastats)


'Durant's 35 retired while I own Warriors,' says team exec

Jul 04, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Golden State Warriors chief executive Joe Lacob honors Kevin Durant 'for being an integral part to one of the most prolific runs in NBA history'

GRATEFUL. The Warriors recognize Kevin Durant’s contributions on and off the court. Photo from NBA

Kevin Durant to depart Warriors for Nets as NBA free agent

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Although expected to miss all of next season, Kevin Durant is set to sign a max deal with the Brooklyn Nets

MAJOR MOVE. As Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors for the Nets, Boston guard Kyrie Irving is also expected to join him in Brooklyn. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Durant, Kawhi talk about becoming NBA teammates

Jun 30, 2019 - 5:30 AM

Both two-time NBA Finals MVPs, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard may just end up playing together

POTENTIAL PARTNERS. Superstars Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant may form a powerhouse duo for the Knicks or the Clippers. Photo from NBA

Durant to talk with 4 teams as NBA free agency looms

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Kevin Durant declined his $31.5 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent

DURANT SWEEPSTAKES. The Golden State Warriors are keen on keeping Kevin Durant. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Durant opts out of Warriors deal for NBA free agency

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Expected to miss the entire 2019-2020 NBA season, the injured Kevin Durant is still tipped to get several offers when free agency opens Sunday

TOP CHOICE. The New Yorks Knicks are expected the make a pitch for Kevin Durant, who leads the list of high-profile free agents. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Durant undergoes torn Achilles tendon surgery

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:40 AM

'It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this,' says Kevin Durant as he faces a year of rehabilitation

ROAD BACK. After Kevin Durant turns his focus on rehab, the Warriors star says he’ll be cheering for his 'brothers' as they try to force a Game 7 against the Raptors. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Playing for Durant, Warriors face emotional must-win test

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:59 AM

'We'll be ready for it, but there's no more statements needed to be made about who we are as a team and our heart and our competitiveness,' says Steph Curry

INSPIRED. Steph Curry and the Warriors expect fans to rally behind them in their final game at the Oracle Arena. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods relates to Durant injury woe

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:57 AM

'It's an awful feeling. And no one can help you. That's the hard part,' says golf superstar Tiger Woods, who also suffered an Achilles injury in 2011

Durant injury sends shock waves across NBA free agency

Jun 12, 2019 - 9:49 AM

After suffering an Achilles injury, Kevin Durant now faces a year of intense rehabilitation and another season working his way back to peak form

Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Durant's shock injury exit stuns NBA Finals rivals

Jun 11, 2019 - 6:28 PM

'There was just a couple minutes where it all seemed so eerie and strange and it took maybe a little bit for both teams to collect themselves,' coach Steve Kerr on the moment the Warriors lost Kevin Durant to injury again

BROTHERHOOD. Toronto guard Kyle Lowry hushes the Raptors fans as an injured Warriors star Kevin Durant exits in the 2nd quarter. Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: NBA players react to Kevin Durant Achilles injury

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:21 PM

NBA players give Raptors fans a piece of their mind after some burst to raucous cheering as Kevin Durant goes down to injury again

Warriors confirm Durant Achilles injury after Game 5 win

Jun 11, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The Warriors' victory dims as Kevin Durant's injury gets worse after willing himself to play in their must-win match against the Raptors

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFP

Durant's return for Warriors in NBA Finals was a short one

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Warriors star Kevin Durant appears to have reaggravated the same right calf injury in Game 5

OH NO. Kevin Durant clearly isn't 100% yet as he exits in the 2nd quarter of Game 5. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors star Durant returns for NBA Finals Game 5

Jun 11, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Kevin Durant represents the Warriors’ last chance to stay alive and seize momentum against the Raptors

SAVIOR. The Warriors hope Kevin Durant can help them save their three-peat bid. Photo by  Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Durant could return for Warriors in must-win NBA Finals game

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:25 AM

With their backs against the wall down 1-3 against the Raptors, the Warriors bank on the potential return of the reigning two-time Finals MVP

COMEBACK. Kevin Durant could flip the script of the NBA Finals with his return. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Durant out for Game 4 of NBA Finals but Thompson to return

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:14 AM

With streaky shooter Klay Thompson back, the Warriors look to even the title series versus the Raptors again

NO WORRIES. Klay Thompson says going down 2-1 in the championship series is ‘not the end of the world.’ Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Durant out, Thompson uncertain for NBA Finals Game 3

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:16 AM

The banged-up Warriors go for a 2-1 series lead with Klay Thompson still a 'game-time decision' and Kevin Durant out for Game 3 against the Raptors

BIG BLOW. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant headline the defending champion Warriors’ growing injury list. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Kerr says Durant could play in NBA Finals on one practice

Jun 03, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The two-time NBA Finals MVP has already missed seven consecutive playoff games this season

BIG RETURN. Kevin Durant's return will boost the Golden State Warriors' bid for a third straight NBA crown. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Warriors star Durant out for NBA Finals Game 2

Jun 01, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Coach Steve Kerr says the Warriors had held out hope, but it’s still ‘near impossible’ for Kevin Durant to return from injury

UNCERTAIN. There’s still no timetable for Kevin Durant’s comeback, but the Warriors say the reigning Finals MVP has been ‘around the team more.’ Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Durant won't play in Game 1, Cousins questionable

May 28, 2019 - 10:32 AM

According to Steve Kerr, Durant is not doing full practices yet due to his injury

SITTING OUT. Kevin Durant is missing the NBA Finals Game 1 due to injury.  File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Durant forced to defend his role with the Warriors

May 25, 2019 - 1:37 PM

'It's been that way since I got here. It's the Warriors and KD I understand that,' Kevin Durant on critics trying to drive a wedge between him and his teammates

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Durant likely to miss start of NBA Finals

May 24, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The Warriors remain hopeful that injured superstar Kevin Durant can return 'at some point' during the NBA championship series

INDEFINITE COMEBACK. Kevin Durant continues to nurse a right calf strain, but the Warriors report he’s making ‘good progress.’ File photo

Kevin Durant out for rest of Warriors-Rockets series

May 10, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The Warriors hope to keep their three-peat bid going even minus injured Kevin Durant, who's averaging a league-best 34.2 points in the playoffs

MAJOR BLOW. The Warriors try to wrap up the West semis series against the gritty Rockets without Kevin Durant. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Warriors' Durant says Rockets' Harden 'clever' not cheater

May 01, 2019 - 11:28 AM

'I just think that he has a style of play, and it might not be what everybody might like to see, but it's been effective,' Kevin Durant says of James Harden

ALL FAIR. Despite a heated Game 1 duel between the Warriors and the Rockets, Kevin Durant thinks James Harden plays by the league rules. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Durant the 'ultimate weapon,' says Warriors' Kerr

Apr 27, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The former NBA MVP ties a playoff record to propel Golden State to the next round of the playoffs

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant puts on a performance to remember for the Golden State Warriors. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Kerr: 'He showed everybody who Kevin Durant is'

Apr 19, 2019 - 5:55 PM

'His teammates were excited about the way he started the game and I think that was infectious,' Warriors coach Steve Kerr says of the two-time Finals MVP

BLOWOUT. Kevin Durant and the Warriors keep Danilo Gallinari and the Clippers at bay all game. Photo from NBA Twitter

Curry: Warriors put '16 bad minutes' behind

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:54 PM

'We hope that’s behind us in terms of having a 16-minute stretch like that where we literally forget how to play basketball,' says Warriors star Steph Curry

FOCUSED. The Warriors may have rebounded to take a 2-1 series lead, but Steph Curry says the defending champions aren’t looking too far ahead. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Wild slams take over the highlight reel

PG JAMS. Paul George spices up another solid outing for the Thunder. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines 3 Warriors All-Stars for ref rants

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:47 AM

After the Warriors' controversial loss to the Timberwolves, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green get slapped with a total fine of $75,000

CRITICAL. Warriors superstars (from left) Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Draymond Green call out the referees. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Timberwolves stun Warriors in controversial OT finish

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns buries the game-winning free throw with 0.5 seconds left in overtime

CLINCHER. Karl-Anthony Towns makes up for a poor shooting night. Photo from Minnesota Timberwolves Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 23, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Check out Steph Curry and Ricky Rubio's slick moves and Kevin Durant's huge block

Kevin Durant’s 'adopted brother' shot, killed on his birthday

Mar 22, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Former Western Kentucky basketball player Cliff Dixon succumbs to multiple gunshot injuries

Kevin Durant. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

WATCH: Curry, Durant weigh in on possible Bogut return

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:28 AM

'It’s exciting. It’s a blast from the past and all that,' Steph Curry on the Warriors' possible reunion with Andrew Bogut

PROVEN CHAMPION. Andrew Bogut may just go for another title run with Steph Curry and the Warriors. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Durant lights up NBA All-Star Game 2019 en route to MVP

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The Warriors star waxes hot for Team LeBron's come-from-behind win over Team Giannis

RIGHT UP THERE. Kevin Durant becomes only the 14th player in NBA history with multiple All-Star Game MVP plums. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


WATCH: Kyrie Irving on Team LeBron: ‘That’s a great 5’

Feb 09, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Kyrie Irving is impressed with All-Star captain LeBron James’ NBA All-Star picks

LeBron James picks Kevin Durant first for All-Star Game

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Rival captain Giannis Antetokounmpo selects Steph Curry as his first pick

STAR-STUDDED. LeBron James forms a formidable looking crew for the 2019 All-Star Game. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Durant lashes media amid Knicks rumors

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Kevin Durant's mood turns foul following questions on his rumored move to the New York Knicks

TIRADE. Kevn Durant says he doesn’t trust the media since his words get ‘twisted up.’ Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers’ LeBron sits out, Warriors back up

Feb 03, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The defending champion Warriors turn the game around just in time against a Lakers side playing minus LeBron James

BOUNCE BACK. Klay Thompson and the Warriors avenge their Christmas Day upset loss to Brandon Ingram and the Lakers. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 02, 2019 - 9:33 AM

Steph Curry lobs one up for a Kevin Durant alley-oop slam and Joel Embiid also throws down a windmill dunk

Steph Curry comes up with big plays, but they weren’t enough to stretch the Warriors’ run. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Durant looking to move up in NBA's all-time scoring list

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The Golden State Warriors star has played the least number of games in the top 35 of the all-time scoring list

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant barely needs 3 games to occupy the 31st place in the NBA's all-time scoring list. File hoto from Twitter (@NBA)


Durant dodges free agent discussion ahead of Knicks game

Jan 09, 2019 - 9:16 AM

'I come to work every single day and life will figure itself out,' says Warriors star Kevin Durant as the Knicks keep popping up in rumors as his next team destination

SCRUTINIZED. Kevin Durant, a free agent at the end of the NBA season, says he understand that a potential move will be a topic of conversation. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Brogdon, Curry chase records as NBA enters new year

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The Bucks guard could set the highest free throw percentage in a season, while the Warriors star is 20 triples away from third place in all-time 3-pointers made

CHEF CURRY. Steph Curry keeps breaking three-point records. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP


Lillard hits game-winning 3 as Warriors fall to Blazers in OT

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The Blazers deal the defending champion Warriors their second straight loss at home

LILLARD TIME. Damian Lillard comes through the clutch for the Blazers to upset Steph Curry and the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Curry, Durant lift Warriors over Clippers in NBA thriller

Dec 24, 2018 - 2:22 PM

Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry helps Golden State exact revenge on the Clippers

35 FOR 35. Kevin Durant scores 35 points to lead the Warriors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Grizzlies

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Stephen Curry eclipses his 15,000 career points, becoming the 5th player in Warriors franchise history to reach the milestone

MILESTONE. Steph Curry eclipses his 15,000 career points in the regular season record with a win over Memphis. Photo from NBA Twitter

Raptors hold off Warriors in heavyweight NBA clash

Nov 30, 2018 - 1:33 PM

Warriors superstar Kevin Durant erupts for 51 points but it wasn't enough to stop Kawhi Leonard and the league-leading Raptors

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors roll to a league-best 19-4 record. Photo from NBA

Durant drops 44, Klay hits winner as Warriors escape Kings

Nov 25, 2018 - 1:33 PM

The Golden State Warriors needed a wild finish to hold off the Sacramento Kings for back-to-back wins

BACK ON TRACK. The defending champion Warriors bounce back from a four-game slide with two straight wins. Photo from NBA

Durant: Green spat won't affect future

Nov 22, 2018 - 8:36 AM

Kevin Durant admits getting irked by Draymond Green's tirade, but says the spat won't impact his free-agency decision

MOVING FORWARD. Former league MVP Kevin Durant and Draymond Green claim to have moved on from their recent row. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

NBA star Durant fined $25,000 for harsh words to heckler

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:42 AM

Kevin Durant gets penalized after an obscenity-laced courtside confrontation during the Warriors' loss to the Mavericks

HEATED. Kevin Durant had enough of the taunting. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP