Season 1, Episode 1: 2-Time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant

You may know him as 2-time NBA champion, back-to-back NBA Finals MVP, perennial All-Star and the newest member of the Brooklyn Nets, but did you know that Kevin Durant launched the Durant Company in 2016 with business partner Rich Kleiman. They have invested in 30+ companies like the delivery service Postmates and the micro-investing app Acorns, as well as created their own development and media firm, Thirty Five Media. Here are several isolated responses from an in-person conversation we had with KD when he was still with the Oklahoma City Thunder, at his Nike Summer Skills Academy in Washington, DC – back when I co-hosted the Hardwood Hustle. KD shared why his love for the game always comes first, the difference between playing on edge and playing with an edge and why being born with talent means nothing if you aren’t willing to put in the work to develop it.




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