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Old 05-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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As the star of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant has led by his actions since arriving in town as the teamís franchise player in 2008. Now heís taking an ever bigger leadership role in the community, donating $1 million to the Oklahoma Red Cross to help with relief efforts following Mondayís devastating tornado that killed at least two dozen people in the area.

Durant was one of many athletes with ties to the area to express their support via Twitter Monday -he hasnít publicly commented on the gift yet Ė but his financial gesture is certainly the largest of its kind so far. Oklahoma native and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp publicly pledged $1000 per home run from now until the All-Star break, a charitable move but most likely a grand contribution that at best equals $25,000, or a fifth of the $125,000 he makes per game.

The 24-year-old All-Star also contributed $100,000 to the Athlete Relief Fund for Haiti in 2010 following the devastating earthquakes in Haiti. Durant, who made $17.8 million this past season, the third in the five-year, $89.1 million extension he signed in 2010, talked about what it means to play in Oklahoma City following his teamís Western Conference semifinals series loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last week.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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Durant has always been a class act
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That is awesome.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Kevin Durant gives $1 Million to Red Cross in OKC

Personally, I think professional athletes are over-glorified, but KD is now my favorite NBA player. Hopefully the media publicizes this gracious act just as much as they would a negative athlete story....
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Default Re: Kevin Durant gives $1 Million to Red Cross in OKC

That was a truely great thing for him to do. I also saw on the tube that the rest of his team mates and the NBA players ass. matched that offer. Which is also good, but if he could donate a milliion dollars by himself, how come they didn't at least double what he gave?
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Classy move....good for him!
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That was a truely great thing for him to do. I also saw on the tube that the rest of his team mates and the NBA players ass. matched that offer. Which is also good, but if he could donate a milliion dollars by himself, how come they didn't at least double what he gave?

They probably don't make as much as, or have the job security, of a Kevin Durant. He doesn't seem like one to be reckless with his money either...He might even have a savings account or something.
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Default Re: Kevin Durant gives $1 Million to Red Cross in OKC

That is pure CLASS!!! He is now overcame Wade for my favorite NBA player...
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Durant seems like a good dude. Great gesture. Matt Kemp is great as well.
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Wow.
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Props. Mad props.
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Default Re: Kevin Durant gives $1 Million to Red Cross in OKC

thumbs way up......class act. Wish more were like him.....
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Default Re: Kevin Durant gives $1 Million to Red Cross in OKC

Kevin Durante gets it! What a moving gesture by a citizen in the community. He deserves the NBA's version of the Walter Payton humanitarian award!
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That's why I love guys like Durant and Kemp. They get it. great players and obviously aren't selfish pigs with their money.

Wish Josh Hamilton would pull the same move and help Landon Powell and his wife out. Signed a $123 million contract, and his buddy who caught him in little league has doctor bills piling up and has health issues of his own.
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