10K80 by Kulture Hub Squad June 3, 2017
When Kevin Durant shocked the sports world and left Oklahoma City for Golden State last summer, not a lot of people understood the vision.
Of course there was the obvious: “this motherf*cker’s tryna win some championships”, but there was more behind the move than just ball.
Unlike LeBron who spent four years in Miami to get his rings and turn up at LIV, which he definitely did, Durant made the conscious decision to make sure he was in position to undertake another endeavor once his playing days are over.
In his Players Tribune announcement he said this decision,
“Encourages my evolution as a man: moving out of my comfort zone to a new city and community, which offers the greatest potential for my contribution and personal growth.”
The allure of Silicon Valley and the possibilities investing his time and money into tech was something that he just couldn’t pass up so he peaced on OKC to pursue something that’s realistically bigger than basketball.
So what exactly has the 6’10” ball player-slowly-transitioning-into-businessman been cooking up since pulling up to the Bay?
Kevin Durant has invested in micro investing app @acorns, which rounds up credit/debit card purchases to next dollar & invests that $.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 14, 2016
So Kevin Durant invested in my company…. https://t.co/TomdkKdBkm
— Jason Euler (@JasonEulerMGMT) March 23, 2017
Sorry for tech difficulties…up now @youtube https://t.co/ekJZDMEYoN
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 11, 2017