Seat Pleasant native and newly crowned NBA champion Kevin Durant took a moment to shout out Seat Pleasant, Prince George’s County, and the entire DMV after nabbing his first NBA championship.
The activity center on Addison Road in Seat Pleasant is known as the home of Kevin Durant.
This is where it all started for the 28-year-old NBA star forward and he has never forgotten that. After all, the Nike basketball shoe he released two years ago called the KD8 PG.
It’s not the same as the Redskins or Wizards winning a championship, but for Prince George’s county, a championship is coming home.
Durant embraced his mother moments after the Golden State Warriors defeated Cleveland Cavaliers for their second title in three years. Durant was also named MVP of the series, averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists in five games on his way to his first championship victory. He went to Oakland last year and during these playoffs, the team went almost perfect with a postseason record of 16-1. And from 2800 miles away, he gave a shout out to his hometown.
“Everybody in Seat Pleasant, everybody in PG County, Maryland, everybody in D.C., Virginia, ya’ll been riding with me and it feels good to see it come full circle man, so I’m gonna enjoy it,” Durant told ESPN’s Doris Burke after the game.
He was born in D.C., raise just across the line in Seat Pleasant. The man they call “KD” played his high school ball at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington before finishing his senior year at Montrose Christian School in Rockville.
Prince George’s County Councilman Mel Franklin issued the following statement congratulating one of the DMV’s most prominent sons:
“We are tremendously proud of Seat Pleasant’s own Kevin Durant for his incredible character and the outstanding example he has become for youth around the world, especially here in his home county. Prince George’s County congratulates Kevin Durant on an epic performance in the 2017 NBA Finals, winning the title and Finals MVP. Kevin’s post-game ‘shout out’ to his hometown and county was a special moment that county residents will always appreciate and remember. We also congratulate Kevin’s wonderful mother, Wanda Durant, who is a truly special lady and the driving force behind Kevin becoming the tremendous man he is today. Thank you, Kevin, for being an incredible athlete and champion, but an even better human being. Your county celebrates your wonderful achievements and we know that the best is yet to come.”
He already has two Olympic gold medals but this trophy is really what he was looking for.
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