Olympic Athlete Spotlight: Kevin Durant

  • Kevin Durant is one game away from securing his third Olympic gold medal with Team USA.
  • Durant is averaging 17.8 points per game, leading the team en route to another Olympic gold medal.
  • Team USA is the -900 betting favorite for the moneyline against France in the final round for Olympic basketball.

TOKYOKevin Durant is often the center for a number of critiques in his life, but almost never regarding his raw talent and abilities as a basketball player. As he is leading the charge to another Olympic gold medal for Team USA, find out more about who the man behind the jersey really is.

Who Is Kevin Durant?

Kevin Durant is a 32-year-old professional basketball player in the NBA. He was born in Washington, D.C. He was the No. 2 rated player in his high school class, went second overall in the NBA Draft, and has gone on to win two NBA championships, two finals MVPs awards, an MVP, a Rookie of the Year award, four NBA scoring titles, six All-NBA first-team honors awards and 11 all-star honors.

Universally considered one of the best basketball players in the world, Durant is just one of nine NBA players to join the 50-40-90 club.

Durant At The Olympics

Durant is one of the most storied Olympic basketball players in the United States' history. He’s the all-time leading scorer for the USA and is only building on his lead as he enters the 2020 finals.

The current United States team has had its fair share of struggles prior to the Olympics and even during the first game, but many are rewarding Durant with the praise of steering the ship in the direction of victory which has allowed the team to reach this point in the tournament.

Now that the United States has officially reached the gold medal finals, online sportsbooks have released the moneyline that heavily favors the U.S.

USA vs France Moneyline Odds

  • USA -900
  • France +600

This would mark Durant’s third Olympic gold medal and would result in him being tied for most individual gold medals in Olympic basketball history. Durant could realistically be back for the next Olympics as well, which would only further cement himself as arguably the greatest international basketball star of all time.