Kevin Durant joined Warriors television play-by-play announcer Bob Fitzgerald for an exclusive interview, offering insight into what life has been like since the marquee free agent decided to leave Oklahoma City for the Bay Area.
He also finally put to bed the constant argument about exactly how tall he really is. As one of the most versatile players in NBA history, KD’s height has been a point of argument and mystique amongst sports writers and fans since his arrival to the league in 2007.
Durant is officially listed as 6’9″ according to almost every basketball-related website including NBA.com and has been ever since his days at Texas.
Thank you, Fitz for managing to squeeze in one final question so we can lay this 10-year-long discussion to rest and move on with satisfaction:
It has been suggested that Durant is anywhere from 6’9″ tall to a clean 7’0″. In this picture from Team USA’s basketball practice ahead of the most recent Olympic games, KD clearly looks to be at least the same height as Kings Center Demarcus Cousins who is officially listed at a healthy 6’11” in his own right.
Boogie joked that he told KD to stop standing next to him. Boogie listed at 6-11, Durant at 6-9. pic.twitter.com/E2OIJwXKVS
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 29, 2016
The meat of Durant’s interview with Fitz centers around the superstar’s ability to remain grounded and humble since joining the defending Western Conference champs who knocked his OKC Thunder out of the playoffs last season. His arrival to the city of Oakland has only enhanced his love for life both in and outside of the sport of basketball.
“Steph [Curry] and I had a conversation about this last night on the bus after the game, like ‘man I wish we could just walk into a place and nobody [would] know who we are and we could just enjoy who we are… That’s some stuff we appreciate, no doubt, but I think we both appreciate the normal life and that’s what we try to create.”
Durant has given a few memorable one-on-one interviews since arriving in Oakland. Most recently was his interview with Bay Area News Group’s Anthony Slater about his relationship with former teammate Russell Westbrook.