Kevin Durant graces cover of Dime Magazine
Oct. 1, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- Former University of Texas Basketball star and current Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Kevin Durant is on the cover of this month's issue of Dime Magazine. This marks the second time Durant has been selected to grace the cover of the popular basketball publication, as he also shared the cover with four of his UT teammates (A.J. Abrams, D.J. Augustin, Damion James and Justin Mason) during the 2006-07 season.
Here's an explanation from the magazine's web site (DimeMag.com) on why Durant was chosen to appear on this month's cover:
"Putting Durant on his second Dime cover was an idea that had been floating around our editorial meetings for the last year or so. When we finally decided to pull the trigger, the timing couldn't have been better. We shot KD in late-July in Las Vegas, at the same time he was blowing everyone's socks off (how's that for an old-man reference?) at the Team USA mini-camp. Going in, everyone knew Durant could get buckets, but after showing his complete game against some of the League's top young stars, he took the hype surrounding him to a new level. Associate Editor Austin Burton penned the KD cover story, finding a man who is infinitely more comfortable with his stardom than he was when he graced the cover of Dime #32 in college, one who is committed to lifting the Oklahoma City Thunder to the top of the League now that he's found some stability in what has been a crazy three-year stint in the spotlight."
Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder will host the San Antonio Spurs in a NBA exhibition game at the Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. Central. Fans can purchase tickets online at TexasBoxOffice.com.