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40 Inspiring Kevin Durant Quotes (HARD WORK)

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“I’m busy working on every aspect of my game – defense, shooting, rebounding – but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games.”

Kevin Durant
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
Everything in my life, I had to take it. They are not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Everything in my life, I had to take it. They are not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I don't know what I'm going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I'm going to keep playing basketball.
I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. I just know for sure I’m going to keep playing basketball.
I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I stuck with it.
I just loved being in the gym. It was tough at times. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but I’m glad I stuck with it.
I’m just trying to grow. That’s one thing I told myself is, Don’t worry about who people say is the best player.
I’m just trying to grow. That’s one thing I told myself is, Don’t worry about who people say is the best player.
I’ve got a long way to go to being the ultimate best but I think my time is now. And I’m starting to enter my prime.
I’ve got a long way to go to being the ultimate best but I think my time is now. And I’m starting to enter my prime.
It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.
It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.
I know that hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.
I know that hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.
I'm a basketball player. That's what I do and what I love but that's just not all who I am. I'm talented in a lot of different areas.
I’m a basketball player. That’s what I do and what I love but that’s just not all who I am. I’m talented in a lot of different areas.

12 Kevin Durant Quotes on Basketball

“I don’t watch a lot of other basketball away from the gym. But I do look at LeBron’s box score. I want to see how many points, rebounds and assists he had, and how he shot from the field. If he had 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, I can tell you exactly how he did it, what type of shots he made and who he passed to.”

Kevin Durant
Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn't go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.
Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn’t go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.
Basketball is a platform for me to inspire people.
Basketball is a platform for me to inspire people.
Chemistry is important. If you like teammates, it’s going to be easier to play with them on the court.
Chemistry is important. If you like teammates, it’s going to be easier to play with them on the court.
I’ll play all five positions if my team needs me to.
I’ll play all five positions if my team needs me to.
You know, I think more people should watch women's basketball. It'd do so much for the game.
You know, I think more people should watch women’s basketball. It’d do so much for the game.

“I can score the basketball, but I think I can pass pretty well or I can make the correct pass. I’m not the type of guy who’s just going to throw the ball inbounds to a guy who’s wide open. I can make the right pass.”

Kevin Durant
I've just got to let my teammates know in practice, without even telling them, that I don't think I'm ahead of anybody.
I’ve just got to let my teammates know in practice, without even telling them, that I don’t think I’m ahead of anybody.
Whoever wants my spot can play me one-on-one for it.
Whoever wants my spot can play me one-on-one for it.
I feel as though I've proved myself these last five years that I can be one of the top players in the league.
I feel as though I’ve proved myself these last five years that I can be one of the top players in the league.
With a versatile player, there’s no spot on the court you can’t pass him the ball. You can do anything.
With a versatile player, there’s no spot on the court you can’t pass him the ball. You can do anything.
I want to show people who I really am, especially aspiring basketball players who want to be at this level. That’s what I’m about.
I want to show people who I really am, especially aspiring basketball players who want to be at this level. That’s what I’m about.

8 Inspirational Kevin Durant Quotes on Success and Winning

“My mother taught me to always be strong and always work hard. She’s been working hard her whole life for me and my brother. I’m a lot like her in that I work hard for what I want. She taught me that.”

Kevin Durant
I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.
I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.
I’ve learned what it feels like to lose, believe me. But I think in the end, that is just going to make winning that much better.
I’ve learned what it feels like to lose, believe me. But I think in the end, that is just going to make winning that much better.
I’m like a chameleon. I adapt to my situation. It’s very slowed down here. I like it that way. I’m a guy that’s very reserved, quiet and shy myself.
I’m like a chameleon. I adapt to my situation. It’s very slowed down here. I like it that way. I’m a guy that’s very reserved, quiet and shy myself.
I like to sit on things and digest them and then I’ll figure out my next move…
I like to sit on things and digest them and then I’ll figure out my next move…
So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day to be who I am.
So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day to be who I am.
My style has changed and evolved mainly because I've grown to have more confidence in myself.
My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself.
I’m not a guy that’s going to brag or feel like I’m better than the group.
I’m not a guy that’s going to brag or feel like I’m better than the group.

10 Kevin Durant Quotes About Life

“Twitter is a place where I can let people know what type of person I am, and I got some good feedback from it. More good than bad, so it’s a good outlet to let people know who I am.”

Kevin Durant
It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that and I’ve just got to keep pushing.
It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that and I’ve just got to keep pushing.
I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn't match. I just like to stand out.
I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn’t match. I just like to stand out.
With everything I do, I just try to be myself.
With everything I do, I just try to be myself.
My mom just wants to make sure that my heart is always in whatever I do and I’m in things for the right reasons.
My mom just wants to make sure that my heart is always in whatever I do and I’m in things for the right reasons.
My wildest dreams are when I’m wide awake.
My wildest dreams are when I’m wide awake.
It feels good to be a part of history.
It feels good to be a part of history.
We live in a world of what have you done for me lately. We don’t remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six, years ago what he was doing. It’s unheard of.
We live in a world of what have you done for me lately. We don’t remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six, years ago what he was doing. It’s unheard of.
I’ve been more content with just who I am.
I’ve been more content with just who I am.
I just want to grow spiritually with God. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.
I just want to grow spiritually with God. I’m keeping strong at it, just trying to make my walk with faith a little better.

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