Kevin Durant To Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall Of Fame

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 6:17 pm
By: News On 6

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will be one of eight inductees in this year's Oklahoma Hall of Fame class. The ceremony will be held in Tulsa on Thursday, November 19, at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center. 

The Oklahoma Hall of Fame's website listed KD's full induction:

A leader on and off the court, Kevin Durant has established himself as a pillar of the Oklahoma community throughout his career with the Thunder. Durant's on-court resume speaks for itself, as it includes six All-Star appearances, four scoring titles, one MVP award and a trip to the 2012 NBA Finals. Just as important, Durant has illustrated an impressive civic responsibility during his time in Oklahoma. After tornadoes tore through much of Oklahoma in May of 2013, Durant immediately toured the devastation, but not before donating $1 million to the Oklahoma Red Cross to aid those impacted by the storms. His community mindedness is also prevalent throughout the year, as he attends multiple Thunder community initiatives including the team's Thunder Fit program, Book Bus and Holiday Assist events.

Prior to being selected with the No.2 pick in the 2007 NBA draft, the Suitland, Maryland Native, spent one session at the University of Texas where he was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year while also becoming the first-ever freshman in NCAA history to win the Wooden Award and the Naismith Award.

After winning the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 2008, Durant has helped transform the Thunder into one of the NBA's most winningest franchises. With Durant helping to lead the way, the Thunder has amassed the second best record in the NBA over the last six years. (.664 winning percentage.)

Other honorees include Hobart native Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff, and University of Tulsa president Steadman Upham.

Tickets for the banquet will be available for purchase on Friday, August 28. 

NOTE: With Durant's free agency coming up, many believe his induction is part of a plan to influence his decision to remain in OKC. Regardless of the reason, his accomplishments alone are definitely deserving of the privilege.