Before becoming one of the NBA’s most lethal scorers, Kevin Durant was your average kid on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Born in the nation’s capital, Durant grew up around the D.C. area (in a city called Seat Pleasant, Maryland). Durant chronicled his childhood in an article he penned for The Undefeated. Durant spoke about using basketball as a mechanism to get himself out of the impoverished environment he grew up in — which was riddled with violence, rampant drug use, crime, and police brutality.
Ultimately, Durant ended up going to the University of Texas — where he became the nation’s best player. Since then, Durant has dominated the NBA with his scoring prowess. He’ll go down as one of the best to ever play the game.
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