Kd: Kevin Durants Relentless Pursuit To Be The Greatest

Kd: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit To Be The Greatest


Golden State Warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson “paints a complex portrait and captures all the multitudes of a dynamic athlete trying to carve his legacy” (Jonathan Abrams, New York Times bestselling author) with this definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant.

The NBA has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant. Larry Bird wasn’t as quick, Magic Johnson didn’t have such a range, and Michael Jordan wasn’t seven feet tall. Durant handles the ball like Allen Iverson, shoots like Dirk Nowitzki, and has the scoring instincts of Kobe Bryant. He does it in a body that’s about as big as Hakeem Olajuwon. But ultimately, Kevin Durant is like no one but himself.

After an incredible first season with Golden State, Kevin Durant earned the coveted NBA Finals MVP award: he was the Warriors’ top scorer in every game of the 2017 Finals, helping the team snatch the title from LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

As a sports columnist for The Athletic Bay Area, and longtime beat reporter covering the Golden State Warriors, Marcus Thompson is perfectly positioned to trace Durant’s inspirational journey. KD follows Durant’s underdog story from his childhood spent in poverty outside DC; to his rise playing on AAU teams with future NBA players; to becoming a star and hometown hero for the Oklahoma Thunder; to his controversial decision to play for the NBA rival Golden State Warriors; to his growth from prodigy into a man, in the first true inside account of this superstar player.

With his “gift for insight into people, in a way that might be sui generis among writers” (Ethan Strauss, The Athletic), Thompson has written a powerful, moving biography of a modern-day legend that is also an essential read for all sports fans—or anyone who wants to know: what’s it like to shoot for greatness?


  • 001 KD Title
    Duration: 16s
  • 002 KD Introduction
    Duration: 28min
  • 003 KD Ch01
    Duration: 34min
  • 004 KD Ch02
    Duration: 48min
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    Duration: 40min
  • 006 KD Ch04
    Duration: 32min
  • 007 KD Ch05a
    Duration: 42min
  • 008 KD Ch05b
    Duration: 01h11min
  • 009 KD Ch06
    Duration: 31min
  • 010 KD Ch07
    Duration: 25min
  • 011 KD Ch08
    Duration: 49min
  • 012 KD Ch09
    Duration: 01h03min
  • 013 KD Ch10
    Duration: 38min
  • 014 KD Close
    Duration: 44s