Durant Pledges $1M To Tornado Relief





HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Not that anyone needed another reason to root for Kevin Durant, but the Oklahoma City Thunder star has pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross, through his foundation, to the tornado disaster relief effort in Oklahoma City.

The American Red Cross announced the gift earlier today and made clear that the donation from the Durant Family Foundation is meant to match other donations while also serving as an incentive to others willing to donate either by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999 or through the American Red Cross Website.

A Washington D.C. native, Durant has embraced (and been embraced by) Oklahomans like no other athlete in the state. This donation at such a time of need for so many will only serve to strengthen that bond.

It’s also a reminder that some stars are worth more than every penny a franchise is willing to pay them. Kudos to Durant and the Thunder for stepping up when Oklahomans need it most.

The best part is Durant always does the right thing by his community and never courts the publicity that comes along with it. Good for him and our thoughts and prayers here at the hideout are with the folks affected by this tragedy.

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11 Comments

  1. legwkio says:

    Let’s retire his jersey right now and make him a saint. God Bless Kevin Durant.

  2. Great thing for a humble man such as Durant to do. Bigups!

  3. SoFlaFan says:

    Not just Durant, but Thunder, NBA and the players union all gave a million….. very proud of all of them! God knows we fans all support them, nice to see them all give back. God bless all those affected by this.

  4. zamiLo says:

    jones, it was the red cross who made it public. but anyhow, this is a good move. it may, in effect, catch the attention of other NBA players or athletes to do the same and raise more funds for those who are in need. nothing but praises for you KD! giving back.

  5. Jones says:

    PLEASE. Stop raising him to the skies. He KNEW he would get good publicity from this. Hes not stupid.

    I’m not saying thats why he did it, he obviously is a good guy but he also knew he was gonna get some good press. If he wanted it to be anonymous, he could have, but he didn’t and I don’t blame him. Just dont say he didnt want the good press

    • Kamote says:

      using your name as a market tool so everyone else would help is something big also. he has the money, sure, and he also has the fame to encourage everyone to help. what else should a man do to please people like you?

  6. Johnny Wadd says:

    Awesome man! Let`s see how many other real nba stars follow….

  7. pg14be says:

    Now that’s a BIG heart right there from a BIG time player ! Respect to you, Kevin Durant ! Thunder Up!

  8. teo says:

    because of good karma and your skills..you will have a ring somefday

  9. Reblogged this on Go Deep Sports and commented:
    This is why everyone love Kevin Durant, big heart. Posted on the Hang Time Blog on NBA.com