Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant is getting bigger with age

The Thunder star looks bigger, stronger. But Durant said nothing special was done during the offseason.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: October 4, 2012


photo - Kevin Durant has his photo taken during media day for the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team at the Thunder Events Center in Oklahoma City, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.  Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Kevin Durant has his photo taken during media day for the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team at the Thunder Events Center in Oklahoma City, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Last season, Durant entered training camp at 235 pounds. He deemed it “a big thing” for him to have gained 20 pounds since he entered the league in 2007. This year, his body appears to have filled out even more. But there was nothing special, Durant said, that was done this summer.

“I guess I'm just getting older, man, because I was working out the same,” Durant said. “I've been doing it for the last five summers. I just got to keep going, man. I can't stop during the season as far as weightlifting is concerned. I just got to stick with it and hopefully I'll just keep getting stronger.”

Durant has admitted that throughout his career he's had trouble keeping the weight he adds over the summer. But now that he's 24, he's optimistic he will now be more capable of maintaining his muscle.

“Yeah, I think I've passed (that point). Hopefully I've passed it,” Durant said. “The season is long. We have so many games, and you're playing 40 minutes, so sometimes it's tough to keep that weight on. But I have to do it, and I make a conscious effort to always eat right and take care of my body and do the things I need to do to keep that weight on.”

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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