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Kevin Durant named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME

It’s been a huge year on and off the court for the Warriors superstar.

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It’s been an enormous year for Kevin Durant. The superstar won his first title when the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. He was named Finals MVP. He publicly called out the president, then spoke up about racism in America, and set forth a plan to donate $10 million to aspiring college students.

And because of it all, he’s been named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine. A remarkable, but very well-deserved honor.

Each of the 100 people who make TIME’s annual list get a short essay written about them by someone who knows them well. Durant’s essay is crafted by Eddy Cue, who is the senior vice president of Internet software and services at Apple.

Cue writes that Durant’s generosity “knows no bounds,” and that the star player “has ridden the ups and downs of following his heart, making a hard choice and taking control of his own career—and has emerged wiser, happier, with his head held high. He’s a role model for us all.”

He continues to make Warriors fans proud.

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