OKC Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant jump starts the Kind and Strong initiative

Durant is working to get 1 million people to sign a petition on StrongandKind.com to follow five guidelines in promoting “the best way to show strength is to show kindness.”
by Anthony Slater Modified: March 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm •  Published: March 13, 2014
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KD jumpstarts Kind and Strong initiative

Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been firing off a series of tweets the past few days with the hashtag of #StrongandKind.

Turns out, it's part of Durant's partnership with KIND health snacks.

Durant is working to get 1 million people to sign a petition on StrongandKind.com to follow five guidelines in promoting “the best way to show strength is to show kindness.”

In return, KIND is donating $1 million to the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation to create specialized education and after-school programs for at-risk students.

“It’s a company that it’s definitely about what the name is,” Durant said Thursday. “It’s about showing people what being kind is, so it was almost a no-brainer to partner up with them. I’m very grateful for the opportunity.”

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Durant scored 25 (or more) points for the 30th consecutive game on Thursday night. It's the longest streak of his career and the longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan's 40 straight back in 1986-87.

BUTLER CELEBRATES 34TH BIRTHDAY

Add another year of veteran leadership to Caron Butler’s résumé.

The Thunder’s newest member celebrated his 34th birthday on Thursday night. Behind Derek Fisher (39), Butler is the second oldest on the team.

“This is a really special birthday, being here in a new city and getting acclimated to everything,” Butler said. “I’m lucky to be around such a great group, from the top of the organization on down. They’ve made me feel very comfortable every step of the way.”

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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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