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Kevin Durant welcomes Drake to his 25th birthday party at the nightclub Avenue in New York City. (Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

GALLERY: Kevin Durant’s 25th Birthday Party

Kevin Durant welcomes Drake to his 25th birthday party at the nightclub Avenue in New York City. (Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
GALLERY: Kevin Durant’s 25th Birthday Party

Kevin Durant and Kevin Love share a laugh after a practice session with professional basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan on Aug. 6, 2013, at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Behind the scenes: NBA stars work out

Kevin Durant and Kevin Love share a laugh after a practice session with professional basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan on Aug. 6, 2013, at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Behind the scenes: NBA stars work out

Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant is engaged to marry Monica Wright, a guard for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.  Wright confirmed the engagement after scoring a season-high 17 points in Minnesota’s 91-59 victory over Phoenix on Sunday, July 8, 2013. (Layne Murdoch, David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Athlete Couples

Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant is engaged to marry Monica Wright, a guard for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.  Wright confirmed the engagement after scoring a season-high 17 points in Minnesota’s 91-59 victory over Phoenix on Sunday, July 8, 2013. (Layne Murdoch, David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Athlete Couples

Kevin Durant squeezes a shot during the 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals. The Thunder joined that 15-team list of teams who came back from a 2-0 series deficit when, after losing back-to-back games in San Antonio, they ripped off four consecutive victories. Kevin Durant-led Oklahoma City’s comeback was made all the more impressive by the fact that the top-seeded Spurs had won 20 games in a row entering Game 3 of the series. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Memorable NBA Playoff Series Comebacks

Kevin Durant squeezes a shot during the 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals. The Thunder joined that 15-team list of teams who came back from a 2-0 series deficit when, after losing back-to-back games in San Antonio, they ripped off four consecutive victories. Kevin Durant-led Oklahoma City’s comeback was made all the more impressive by the fact that the top-seeded Spurs had won 20 games in a row entering Game 3 of the series. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Memorable NBA Playoff Series Comebacks

LeBron James shoots over Kevin Durant during a Feb. matchup between the Heat and Thunder. Miami won 110-100. (Greg Nelson/SI)

GALLERY: The Miami Heat’s Historic Run

LeBron James shoots over Kevin Durant during a Feb. matchup between the Heat and Thunder. Miami won 110-100. (Greg Nelson/SI)
GALLERY: The Miami Heat’s Historic Run

Thunder forward Kevin Durant swoops to the hoop during Tuesday’s game against the Raptors. Durant scored 15 points as Oklahoma City rolled to a 108-88 victory. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

POWER RANKINGS: Thunder slide to No. 5 as Knicks slide into No. 3 slot

Thunder forward Kevin Durant swoops to the hoop during Tuesday’s game against the Raptors. Durant scored 15 points as Oklahoma City rolled to a 108-88 victory. (Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
POWER RANKINGS: Thunder slide to No. 5 as Knicks slide into No. 3 slot

Kevin Durant is part of SI.com’s Preseason All-NBA team. Who else made the cut? Find out below. (Greg Nelson/SI)

GALLERY: SI.com’s Preseason All-NBA Team

Kevin Durant is part of SI.com’s Preseason All-NBA team. Who else made the cut? Find out below. (Greg Nelson/SI)
GALLERY: SI.com’s Preseason All-NBA Team

Are the Thunder still the favorites in the West? Oklahoma City will be challenged by the Lakers, who added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, but SI’s Chris Mannix thinks the incumbent Thunder are still the team to beat in a tough conference. (Greg Nelson/SI)

MANNIX: Thunder are still best team in West
AMICK: Insiders believe Thunder are contenders
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Durant

Are the Thunder still the favorites in the West? Oklahoma City will be challenged by the Lakers, who added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the offseason, but SI’s Chris Mannix thinks the incumbent Thunder are still the team to beat in a tough conference. (Greg Nelson/SI)
MANNIX: Thunder are still best team in WestAMICK: Insiders believe Thunder are contendersGALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant swoops in for a dunk during Sunday’s men’s basketball game between the USA and France. Durant poured in 22 points to lead the U.S. team while Kevin Love added 14 points and Kobe Bryant contributed 10. The U.S. team will next face Tunisia on Tuesday. (John McDonough/SI)

THOMSEN: U.S. finds its blueprint for gold in win over France
MANNIX: Thunder trio working to turn page in London

Kevin Durant swoops in for a dunk during Sunday’s men’s basketball game between the USA and France. Durant poured in 22 points to lead the U.S. team while Kevin Love added 14 points and Kobe Bryant contributed 10. The U.S. team will next face Tunisia on Tuesday. (John McDonough/SI)
THOMSEN: U.S. finds its blueprint for gold in win over FranceMANNIX: Thunder trio working to turn page in London

LeBron James posts up Kevin Durant during a March 2012 game between the Thunder and Heat. The two teams face off tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and of the six SI experts, four project Oklahoma City will wind up victorious. (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)

SI EXPERTS: SI writers predict the Finals matchup
ROUNDTABLE: Sizing up the Finals’ biggest questions
THOMSEN: Why LeBron has advantage over Durant

LeBron James posts up Kevin Durant during a March 2012 game between the Thunder and Heat. The two teams face off tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and of the six SI experts, four project Oklahoma City will wind up victorious. (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)
SI EXPERTS: SI writers predict the Finals matchupROUNDTABLE: Sizing up the Finals’ biggest questionsTHOMSEN: Why LeBron has advantage over Durant

Kevin Durant leads a fast break during Thursday’s 102-82 romp of the Spurs. Oklahoma City snapped San Antonio’s 20-game winning streak but the Spurs still lead 2-1 in the Western Conference Finals. Game 4 is Saturday. (Greg Nelson/SI)

JENKINS: The series everyone was waiting for is underway
GALLERY: The most dominant playoff runs ever

Kevin Durant leads a fast break during Thursday’s 102-82 romp of the Spurs. Oklahoma City snapped San Antonio’s 20-game winning streak but the Spurs still lead 2-1 in the Western Conference Finals. Game 4 is Saturday. (Greg Nelson/SI)
JENKINS: The series everyone was waiting for is underwayGALLERY: The most dominant playoff runs ever

Kevin Durant lofts the go-ahead shot over Pau Gasol during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Lakers-Thunder game. Oklahoma City trailed by seven with two minutes left but Durant scored nine late points to steal a 77-75 victory for the Thunder, who lead 2-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

MANNIX: Durant shows why he’s key to Thunder title hopes
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant lofts the go-ahead shot over Pau Gasol during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Lakers-Thunder game. Oklahoma City trailed by seven with two minutes left but Durant scored nine late points to steal a 77-75 victory for the Thunder, who lead 2-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals. (Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
MANNIX: Durant shows why he’s key to Thunder title hopesGALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Durant

Russell Westbrook sneaks a pass to Serge Ibaka during yesterday’s Thunder-Mavericks game. Kevin Durant hit the game-winning jump shot with 1.5 seconds left to seal the 99-98 Game 1 victory. (Greg Nelson/SI)

AMICK: Durant a star, but almost quit basketball twice
ROBSON: Ranking the NBA playoff teams, 1-16

Russell Westbrook sneaks a pass to Serge Ibaka during yesterday’s Thunder-Mavericks game. Kevin Durant hit the game-winning jump shot with 1.5 seconds left to seal the 99-98 Game 1 victory. (Greg Nelson/SI)
AMICK: Durant a star, but almost quit basketball twiceROBSON: Ranking the NBA playoff teams, 1-16

Kevin Durant, who has already scored over 8,000 career points, turns 23 today. For perspective, Larry Bird was 23 when he played his first NBA game. (John W. McDonough/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, who has already scored over 8,000 career points, turns 23 today. For perspective, Larry Bird was 23 when he played his first NBA game. (John W. McDonough/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Kevin Durant