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Kevin Durant’s ‘adopted brother’ killed outside of Atlanta

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Clifford Dixon, whom Kevin Durant calls his “adopted brother,” was shot and killed outside of Atlanta, police said Thursday. He was reportedly celebrating his 32nd birthday on March 17.

The Chamblee Police Department released the following statement:

“The Chamblee Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred this morning at 0117 a.m. at the SL Lounge at 4186 Buford Hwy. The victim, 32-year old Clifford Dixon, had just arrived at the location and was standing in the parking lot when the offender shot him multiple times. First responders administered aid, and the victim was transported to Grady Hospital where medical staff advised that he had succumbed to his injuries. The offender fled the scene on foot. Chamblee investigators are actively working the case and following up on all available leads.”

Durant was in Oklahoma City Wednesday night to celebrate longtime Thunder teammate Nick Collison’s jersey retirement ceremony.

Durant’s mother, Wanda, tweeted the following post in response to the news.


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