77+ (BEST) Inspirational Kevin Durant Quotes
About Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant is considered one of the most hottest and talented basketball players in NBA history. He has won two NBA Championship with Oklahoma City Thunder, one NBA Finals MVP, and Finals MVP with his team.
He was first selected in the 2008 NBA Draft as 18th pick in the first round by Oklahoma City Thunder, and since then he has become a dominant force so many teams would love to have him. He is currently the highest-paid player of Thunder franchise and a future Hall of Famer.
Besides his basketball career, Kevin Durant has also made a huge contribution to the community. He gives often to many charity foundations and made several foundations for helping others and giving a better life for kids around the world.
Among that foundation, Kevin Durant founded The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation in 2010. As an advocate for education and awareness, he is passionate about helping kids reach their full potential through education as there is no better tool for change than education.
Famous Kevin Durant Quotes
- In this league, experience means a lot. – Kevin Durant
- It’s not too many wins that helps you win a championship. It’s more how you play when the heat is on in those games and how long you can continue to perform at a high level. – Kevin Durant
- You have to believe in your abilities, that no matter what happens, I’m going to figure it out and overcome it. – Kevin Durant
- You can be taught right and wrong, but there are people who just have their own mind about things and they don’t stop…I’m one of those people who don’t stop. – Kevin Durant
- … I just feel like being the best is what I have to do, and if I try to be the best at everything it’s going to get me in trouble. – Kevin Durant
- My family has been through a lot with me being away from them, so for me to win a championship for them would be huge. – Kevin Durant
- I’m sure everyone can see that I’m open and that I can shoot the basketball. But being able to get to the paint and you can see a guy try to stop him, another guy try to stop him, and then he finds another way—that’s why we’re successful. – Kevin Durant
- I talked a lot about people not knowing what they are doing on the court but if you want it bad enough, you’re going to find your way out of it. – Kevin Durant
9…. The team that I played for last year was one of the best teams in the league. They have a lot of talent, and they’re going to be one of the top teams in this league. – Kevin Durant
- I just think they’ve had a great draft so far and a lot of injuries, which is always going to hurt any team. – Kevin Durant
- You can put me on a team that does not play defense and I’ll score, but I want to win. – Kevin Durant
12…. I’m 19 years old. I’m still learning a lot about this game. Like Coach says all the time, sometimes you come in with all this confidence, but you have to be humble and understand the game is deeper than that. – Kevin Durant
- It’s fun being around guys that know how to win and that’s really important to me. – Kevin Durant
14…. I feel like I’ve gotten better as the year has gone on. It’s hard to say where I’ll be by this time next year because my position is constantly evolving. – Kevin Durant
- When we played them last year, it was a lot of points and we had a lot of different guys out there. They did a good job of rotating and they kept us off balance all game long. – Kevin Durant
16…. I thought they had a great first half of the season, getting guys back. -Kevin Durant on the Celtics
17…. I try to improve as much as I can through practice and watching film. – Kevin Durant
18…. I think the main thing in this league is an opportunity and what you do with it. – Kevin Durant
19…. You know, it took me a while to get used to Coach Brooks. When he first got here, it was all offense – no defense. – Kevin Durant
20…. Having a guy on my team that can shoot the ball like he does and plays so well with the ball in his hands, it’s huge. – Kevin Durant on Russell Westbrook
- I just try to come in to work hard every day and get better. – Kevin Durant
22…. I think more than anything, what they’re doing is just trusting each other on the court … there’s no selfishness out there. – Kevin Durant on the Spurs
- “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
- “I feel like me and Russ have gotten better with each other. There’s more we can add to our game, but the main thing is that we’re understanding each other on and off the court. – Kevin Durant
- “We’ve been through a lot together. He has a lot of confidence in me, as do I in him on the court, and it all comes down to us playing within the system and trusting one another.” – Kevin Durant
26…. I don’t want to take anything away from my teammates. I think they’ve done a great job of facilitating me and Russ. – Kevin Durant
27…. I think definitely if we win a championship, people are going to be more lenient with us. People aren’t going to say that much anymore. But you know what? If you’re around the game, you can see talent, and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. – Kevin Durant
28…. I just want to be able to go out there and help my team win, and I think that’s what we’re doing right now. – Kevin Durant
- I just want to continue to work hard every day and I want to be one of the main pieces on this team that can carry us through games. – Kevin Durant
30…. I’m here to work, I’m here to do whatever it takes to win, and these are my brothers now. – Kevin Durant
31…. I think it was very important for me to get out there and get a win. – Kevin Durant on playing on Christmas Day
32…. I think our whole team is just playing better. We move the ball pretty well and we’re making shots, so we can definitely get better at that next game. -Kevin Durant
- Basketball is a platform for me to inspire people. – Kevin Durant
- I want to have a positive influence on the game of basketball – to inspire people. – Kevin Durant
35…. All I can do is take away the negative things people say about me and show what an awesome person I am and where my heart is. – Kevin Durant
36…. My mom always says that she’s never seen me angry. She says I’m just a breath of fresh air, and that’s who I am. – Kevin Durant
37…. The way I play just comes to me. It’s not like I’m doing it consciously. – Kevin Durant on his calm demeanor during big moments
38…. The only thing I really care about is winning. – Kevin Durant
39…. The stats don’t matter to me. I want to win games and I want to be the guy who helps my team win games, no matter what the statistics are or if anything else is going on around me. – Kevin Durant
- My wildest dreams are when I’m wide awake. – Kevin Durant
- I’m not an arrogant or cocky guy. I know the situation I’m in. I just go out there and try to help my team win games. – Kevin Durant
42…. The one thing that makes me different is that I’m like the most humble person in the world, and people take it as cockiness, but that’s not who I am. – Kevin Durant
- My game is based on giving up layups and offensive rebounds, so you should expect me to be aggressive all the time. – Kevin Durant
- I don’t really have any goals in my career other than making history by going to the finals and winning a championship. – Kevin Durant
45…. Life is too short to work for anyone else. I have everything I need, so why should I work for someone else? – Kevin Durant
46…. If you want to know how good you are, if you want people to say that you can do this or that, just go out and prove it on the court. – Kevin Durant
- I was always a big fan of Kobe (Bryant), how competitive he is, how hard he works, and the fact that he’s from my state. – Kevin Durant
48…. I just want to be able to take care of my family and take care of my kids because I come from nothing, really, and having so much makes you greedy. – Kevin Durant
49…. I’m not a guy who wants to be on TV all the time or be famous. I just want to be able to take care of my family and make sure we’re comfortable. – Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant Quotes About Basketball
- I never thought I’d be this good. I always had confidence, but that was just a dream.
- I want to be the best player on the court every night.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- When you’re playing ball, you’re not thinking about anything else – you’re just in the moment and having fun playing with your friends.–Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- I’m a basketball player, and I love to play basketball. If I’m not playing basketball then I’m not happy. So that would be the only reason I wouldn’t want to come back.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- The best thing about our sport is there’s always a chance tomorrow to win or lose.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- This is a business, and you’ve got to separate that from everything else.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- I’m a very competitive person, and I never like to lose. So if I have to put the ball down and walk off the court, then on the plane ride home that’s not going to work well for me.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- If you’re playing against a great player, there’s no point in doing anything but be the best that you can be. And if you do that, even if you do lose, everyone has respect for you.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- I’m not a big video game player, but I have all of these video games in my room. But it’s just because I love to play ball.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- All of us are going to go where the talent is and the opportunities present themselves.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- The biggest thing you type in football is “score.” We don’t have that in basketball, so instead, we say ball or basket.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- I don’t think that people understood just how much I was into studying. I would watch films and study a lot of films on players and what they did.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- It’s not that hard to stay motivated when you’re playing basketball, and once you start seeing how far you can go with your skills, then it becomes a little more interesting.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- We really didn’t have anything to lose. You know what I mean, it was preseason, and it doesn’t count. We were just out there playing, and we had a lot of fun that game.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- I’m not surprised by anything that he does anymore. That’s why I’m not surprised when he scores 40 every night or gets 12 rebounds per game.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
- With a lot of these things you have to learn from your own mistakes and what goes on around you.-Kevin Durant Quotes Basketball
Kevin Durant Quotes about hard work
- Hard work makes you the man you always wanted to be.
- Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
- Hard work beats luck when luck fails to work hard.
- Hard work is everything in life, so always put your best effort into everything you do and never stop trying or learning something new!
- Hard work does pay off!
- Hard work never ends. It’s like the boring assembly line in an old car factory: no breaks, no rewards, just doing it to get it done and move on to the next.
- Hard work is the only thing that gets better with time.
- Hard work is one of the most important things a player can do before he plays a single basketball game!
- Hard work is the best way to get what you want out of life.
- Hard work never works on it’s own, hard work needs motivation. If your not motivated, then you might as well not work hard!