Kevin Durant Named a Starter on the 2012 Western Conference All-Star Team

KD was named a starter on the 2012 Western Conference All-Star team after receiving 1,345,566 votes, second most in the Western Conference, the NBA announced today.

This will mark KD’s third career All-Star appearance and his second as a starter. During last year’s game played at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, KD was the game’s second leading scorer after recording 34 points to go along with three rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

This season, KD has helped lead the Thunder to a NBA-best 17-4 record while averaging 26.6 points (3rd in the NBA), a team-high 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 37.1 minutes. Through the first six weeks of the season, Durant has recorded eight double-doubles and he became the first player in franchise history to open the season with four consecutive 30-point scoring efforts.

The 2012 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT and ESPN Radio in the U.S., and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages, will be played at Amway Center in Orlando – on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Kevin Durant and the Thunder Defeat the Mavericks in Dallas

KD and the Thunder ended their one game losing streak, defeating the Mavericks 95-86 in Dallas on Wednesday night. KD finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists. Russ also had an outstanding game, finishing with 33 points.

The Thunder now head home take on their rival Memphis Grizzlies in OKC on Friday night.

Kevin Durant Featured in the 2011-12 Top NBA FIT Moments

Check out the best examples of NBA stars working out and staying fit as they maintain their healthy lifestyle all year round. Look out for KD in the video at number 5.

Kevin Durant Stars as “Kid Clutch” in New NBA BIG Commerical

Check out KD in the latest NBA BIG commercial.

Nike Zoom KD IV is Available on NIKEiD NOW

The Nike Zoom KD IV made its debut on NIKEiD earlier this evening. Customize your own Nike Zoom KD IV colorway on NIKEiD HERE.

Thunder Fall Short Against the Clippers

Despite a great game from KD, the Thunder fell short against the Clippers on Monday night, 100-112.

KD finished the game with 36 points (on 14-23 shooting), 13 rebounds and 1 assist. The

Thunder now head to Dallas to take on the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Video: KD, Russ and James Run a Perfect Fastbreak

Check out this fastbreak play between KD, Russell Westbrook and James Harden from the Thunder’s win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Executed to perfection.

Kevin Durant Scores 37 in Thunder Win Over the Golden State Warriors

KD and the Thunder won their 4th straight game on Friday night, defeating the Golden State Warriors 120-107 in Oakland. KD finished with 37 points (on 12-24 shooting), 14 rebounds and 3 assists in 43 minutes.

Despite his spectacular game, KD gave all the credit to his teammate, Serge Ibaka.

“[Serge's 8 offensive rebounds] were big for us..we needed it…allowed us 2nd chance points. He protected the paint and gave us the energy we needed”

KD and the 16-3 Thunder now head to Los Angeles to take on Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.

Nike Texas Basketball Never Stops T-Shirt

Texas KD fans will love this Nike Texas Basketball Never Stops T-Shirt. It’s available now at Nikestore.com. Click on the photo below to purchase.

In his one season at the University of Texas, KD completed one of the greatest seasons in the history of College Basketball. In 35 games at UT, he averaged 25.8 ppg (first in Big 12, fourth in the nation), 11 rpg and 1.9 bpg. He scored 20-plus points 30 times, posted 30-plus points 11 times and recorded 20 double-doubles during his one year as a Longhorn. KD exploded for 37 points and a career-high 23 rebounds at Texas Tech and again posted 37 points along with 10 rebounds, a career-high 6 assists and a career-high six blocks vs. Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament finals. He was named the Big 12 Tournament Most Valuable Player after scoring a tournament record 92 points.

Due to those spectacular performances, KD earned National Player of the Year honors from The Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, CBS/Chevrolet and The Sporting News. He became the first freshman in NCAA history ever to win the prestigious John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith Award and the Adolph Rupp Trophy. Kevin earned consensus First Team All-American honors, becoming just the third freshman in NCAA history to earn that honor, joining Wayman Tisdale (1983) and Chris Jackson (1989). KD was named Big 12 Freshman and Player of the Year, earned First Team All-Conference honors and was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team. On February 25, 2009, the University of Texas retired KD’s No. 35 jersey making him just the third player in the 103-year history of the program.

Basketball Never Stops!

AP: Kevin Durant’s movie “Thunderstruck” brings Hollywood to Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant wasn’t sure at first that he wanted to be a movie star and a basketball star.

It took some peer pressure and some encouragement from his mother, but now Durant is bringing Hollywood to Oklahoma City for a few days. The two-time NBA scoring champion filmed scenes from the upcoming movie “Thunderstruck” Tuesday at the team’s home arena, including the pivotal sequence when his basketball skills are magically switched with a clumsy teenager to throw the Thunder’s playoff hopes into question.

Durant plays himself in the movie. Nickelodeon star Taylor Gray misses a halfcourt shot so badly that it hits Oklahoma City’s mascot, Rumble, in the arena tunnel and he tracks down the ball at the same time as Durant. He says he wishes he could play as well as Durant, and the Thunder superstar says he wishes he could help.

The wish magically gets granted, with the downside being that Durant suddenly has the skills of a kid who couldn’t make his own high school basketball team.

“It was pretty cool. I’m going to be nervous about how people view the movie and how they think my performance was,” Durant said. “I really don’t care now. I did it, it was fun, I enjoyed myself, I made some friends along the way, so I think it was a success.”

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