Is there anything Kevin Durant can’t do? Increasingly, it’s looking like the answer to that question is “no”. In the midst of an extremely hot streak on the court, the Golden State Warriors superstar had some exciting news off of it.
As reported by Variety (and confirmed by Durant’s manager and business partner Rich Kleiman), a drama series about Durant’s youth has been picked up by Apple. The series, which started development at Apple in February, is called “Swagger”, and will be all about Durant’s experiences playing youth basketball. In addition to being the subject of the show, Durant will also serve as an executive producer, as will Kleiman.
No word yet on who will play a young Durant (talk about the role of a lifetime), but the series will be written, directed, produced, and run by Reggie Rock Bythewood, who has quite a Hollywood resume.
It’s abundantly clear that Durant, who will go down as one of the greatest players in NBA history, doesn’t want his legacy to be confined by 94 feet of hardwood. When all is said and done, he will have left his mark through basketball, business, and philanthropy . . . and apparently cinema.