Kevin Durant Accolades: What Has KD Accomplished in the NBA So Far?

Published 02/17/2021, 1:08 PM EST
Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) stands next to head coach Steve Nash after exiting a game against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports


Over the last decade or so, Kevin Durant has always been a top player in the league. The 32-year-old has accomplished several accolades in his career since being drafted in the 2007 NBA Draft.

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Durant was picked as the second overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in that draft and KD hit the ground running from day 1. That said, let’s take a look at the various accolades won by the Slim Reaper in his career.

Kevin Durant’s time with the Oklahoma City Thunder

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As we mentioned earlier, KD was the number two overall pick in the draft. Being a high lottery pick comes with its own expectations, and fans expected the same from Durant. However, many were skeptical of the decision by OKC due to KD’s skinny figure.

But guess what? Durant proved everyone wrong and won several individual accolades during his stint with OKC. He was a 4x scoring champ, 1x NBA MVP, 1x All-Star MVP, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Rookie First Team, 6x All-NBA team player, 7x NBA All-Star as a player of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

While Durant never won a championship with OKC, the team did go to the NBA Finals once, and KD was the leader for the team.

Kevin Durant and the championship rings with the Golden State Warriors

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant (35) question a call to a referee during the first half agains the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

After investing nine seasons of his career with the Thunder, KD couldn’t win the most important trophy for any NBA player – The NBA Championship. In hopes to achieve that dream, Kevin Durant left Oklahoma and joined the Warriors in the offseason.

Following the decision, Durant embraced the villain role for the next three years of his career. However, it was all worth it as he became a 2x NBA Championship as a GSW player. Furthermore, he bagged two NBA Finals MVP trophies as well. Apart from winning on the big stage, Durant had three NBA All-Star selections, one NBA All-Star MVP trophy and 3x All-NBA selections.

The Brooklyn Nets era

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Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) talks with forward Kevin Durant (7) during a free throw attempt by the Nets against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Once Kevin Durant fulfilled his dream of becoming an NBA champion, he decided it was time to move on from the Dubs. As a result, he joined the Nets back in the 2019 offseason. But he was sidelined for the entire season as he recovered from an injury.

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Despite being 32-years-old, KD has left a lot in the tank. Since coming back from the injury, he has been playing even better. If he can continue the same form, there are no doubts he might add a few more accolades under his belt.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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