WATCH: Brooklyn Nets Rookies Wish Kevin Durant with a Birthday Song in Practice

Published 09/29/2021, 10:52 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 24: Professional basketball player Kevin Durant speaks to students during the KD Build It and They Will Ball court ceremony on July 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Kevin Durant Charity Foundation)


Kevin Durant is easily the Top 5 player in the NBA right now and every poll suggests the same. The 6’10” forward player has a stature way beyond his height because of all the achievements in the past 14 years. And now, he is very close to wearing his third championship ring by the end of the 2021-22 season.

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The rookies who join the Brooklyn Nets know that they’re blessed to share the space with the legend of the sport. And hence, it makes every sense for them to keep track of their leader’s important days, say his birthday. So take a look at how KD celebrated his birthday three years ago vs how he did it today.

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Kevin Durant was in for a jolly surprise

KD celebrated his 30th birthday with the Warriors. But on his 33rd, there were no Rae Sremmurd singing for him, but his own teammates. The Brooklyn Nets rookies in Cameron Thomas (19), Kessler Edwards (21), Raiquan Gray (22), and Marcus Zegarowski (23) got the memorable day covered.

They organized a small huddle and merrily sand the birthday jingle for the 33-YO. KD looked a little embarrassed and quickly thanked everyone before blowing the colorful candles with a broad smile on his face. Take a look –

Not just this, he also celebrated the day with his girlfriend and basketball coach Monica Wright. That party had a funky designer cake with a kid sitting on a rocket at the top of it. Under fireworks, the Easy Money Sniper blew the candles wearing an Eagle neck chain and a Martin Luther King Jr. Tee. Even LeBron James wished in the comments, writing, “Happy Gday Killa!”

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KD and the hilarious birthday prank

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During the Summer Olympics 2021, Kevin Durant and his Team USA Men’s Basketball Team were off to a poor start. The entire media was running behind them to extend the massive criticism. And in the middle of all the chaos, the American Olympics Contingent decided to pull a prank and lighten things up.

So just as they found Kevin Durant, the entire squad started singing the birthday song for KD standing with a poker face. The team leader was shocked by the prank and his face showed hysterical anger for the uninvited wishes. 

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Well, he led his team to a Gold Medal victory after that fake celebration. So is it that he can take the Nets to a title win after this real celebration? Help us know what you think and do wish KD in the comments below.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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