Kevin Durant is a 12-year NBA veteran and forward for the Brooklyn Nets. He is a 2x NBA Champion and Finals MVP; having also won an NBA MVP Award, four NBA scoring titles, two Olympic gold medals, two NBA All-Star Game MVP Awards, and an NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He is also a ten-time NBA All-Star.
Off the court, Durant is co-founder and president of Thirty Five Ventures alongside his business partner Rich Kleiman. Founded in 2017, Thirty Five Ventures Thirty Five Ventures incorporates the duo’s business entities across sports, tech, media, philanthropy and more.
Thirty Five Ventures’ flagship media property is The Boardroom, a sports business platform that includes video interviews & infographics, The Boardroom University college program, events, an e- newsletter and a podcast network. Other recent Thirty Five Ventures initiatives include: the recently debuted BASKETBALL COUNTY: In The Water documentary on SHOWTIME and the upcoming basketball-themed scripted series "SWAGGER" with Imagine Entertainment and Apple; an equity partnership with premium audio brand Master & Dynamic; a minority stake in and consulting agreement with the Philadelphia Union; and the Durant Center, a state-of-the-art educational and leadership facility in Durant’s hometown in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The Kevin Durant Charity Foundation’s signature programs include Build It and They Will Ball, a global basketball court renovation project with 22 courts completed to date, and The Durant Center, a 10-year, 10-million dollar program in partnership with College Track that helps low- income and underserved students enroll and graduate from college. Durant received the season long NBA Cares Community Assist and ESPN Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian awards in 2018.