I have been in love with Kevin Durant on the basketball court since his debut, I fell more in love with KD after the hilarious Sprint NBA commercial, but today America fell head over heels in love with Kevin Durant the person.
After devastating tornadoes swept through the streets of Oklahoma City stripping people of their homes a beacon of hope emerged with the generosity of one very popular OKC Thunder player. CBS Sports’ Royce Young broke the news that Kevin Durant has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to support the Oklahoma City Tornado Relief fund.
Even for a superstar NBA player, a million dollars is a really large sum of money. Durant earned approximately $17.5 million playing for OKC this past season – endorsements not included. So that means KD just donated about 5% of his salary to support the city that cheers him on throughout his season. The Oklahoma City Thunder organization then chimed in and matched Durant’s donation in support of relief as well.
Unlike other superstars, Mr. Durant didn’t take to twitter publicizing his donation. Rather, the Red Cross was the one to announce his generous donation while KD was urging others to donate to support the fund.
I don’t think it gets much better than Kevin Durant ladies and gentlemen. Today he showed the world that he is not only an outstanding professional basketball player, but also an outstanding human being.