WATCH: Kevin Durant goes full Michael Jordan after playing at charity softball event


WATCH: Kevin Durant goes full Michael Jordan after playing at charity softball event

Kevin Durant playing softball

Will Kevin Durant plan on pursuing a career in baseball like Michael Jordan did? Considering his current contentious situation in Brooklyn, only time will tell. Although it is reasonable to assume that it’s merely a passion, the Nets guard did pick up a baseball mitt and bat to participate in a charity softball tournament in Portland that was organized by his former teammate Mike James. In addition to basketball, Durant has a variety of skills and hobbies. We already know that he enjoys hip-hop and also enjoys roasting random people on Twitter and now softball has joined the list. 

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Kevin Durant’s second season with the Nets and his 14th overall in the NBA recently ended disappointingly for the former Texas great. He joined the Nets in the summer of 2019, but was injured and missed the first year. In the last season, he averaged 29.9 points on over 51% field goal shooting while also dispensing a career-high 6.4 assists a game. However, despite being the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics swept the #7-seeded Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. Durant’s status with the Nets has been murky throughout the off-season. The gap between Durant and Nets owner Joe Tsai was recently highlighted in a major story regarding Durant.

Who is Kevin Durant and is he a legendary player?

A two-time NBA champion, former Rookie of the Year, four-time scoring champion, MVP, and two-time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant is one of the league’s most dangerous scorers. With four scoring championships, Durant is tied with Allen Iverson and George Gervin for third most in NBA history. For ten straight seasons, Durant was an All-Star, starting eight of those contests and twice taking home the MVP award from the All-Star Game. As the all-time leader in points for Team USA and a three-time Olympic gold champion, Durant also left an enduring impression on the world scene. In his only MVP run, Durant tallied a career-high and NBA-high 32 points, adding 5.5 assists, 7.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals.

By overtaking Lebron James, Durant, 21, became the youngest player in NBA history to win the scoring championship. Durant was the third-leading scorer for the Thunder and was in the top 10 in numerous all-time statistical categories until he departed Oklahoma City to join with Golden State in 2016. Durant performed at his peak for Golden State in the Finals. He earned 2017 Finals MVP title after finishing the series as the team’s leading scorer in each game. For his second straight Finals MVP, Durant led the Warriors in sweeping the Cavaliers in the 2018 Finals.

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Kevin Durant is eager to get the trade saga that has consumed him this offseason put to rest. KD already requested for a trade and the sacking of the head coach and general manager, so the Nets truly can’t have him back in the locker room and working with them. KD has travelled to every country outside New York while all of this is happening in Brooklyn. He has been seen in Portland playing in a charity softball game for his old Nets teammate Mike James and was previously been seen in London and Barcelona with James Harden. Being the most well-known player this offseason, Durant will undoubtedly draw a lot of attention to everything he says or does in public.

Although Durant recently denied speculations that he would prefer to retire than play for the Brooklyn Nets again next season, his intentions are still clear: he wants out. Since the NBA 2022–23 season begins in October, he still has plenty of time to make up his mind. Since the NBA offseason is lengthy, many players choose to dedicate during this period to activities unrelated to basketball. In any case, we hope Durant had a wonderful time and is eager to get started in 2022–23 after a difficult offseason for him and his Nets team.

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