In an exclusive interview in the March 205 issue of GQ magazine, five-time NBA All-Star Kevin Durant opened up about his personal life off the basketball court, why his engagement ended with his ex-fiancee…WNBA star Monica Wright, people making fun of his emotional MVP speech and much more.
Here are few excerpts from the interview below:
On ending his engagement with ex-fiancee Monica Wright:
“I had a fiancée, but…I really didn’t know how to, like, love her, you know what I’m saying? We just went our separate ways. We was just hanging out, chilling. And I felt the energy. I felt, I need to do this right now. And I just did it. I was like…We’re engaged right now? We’re about to get married? So I was just like, cool! I love this girl. But I didn’t love her the right way.”
On not finding true love yet:
“I go to sleep at night, like, ‘Am I gonna be alone forever?’ I feel like there’s no hope. But I still gotta have faith.
On being emotional growing up and crying as a man:
“I watched this video about this guy, his son got killed in front of a nightclub in Miami. And he was shouting at his son’s murderer and just crying. I just started bawling. And I was just like, man, I’ve been so emotional since I’ve grown up. As a kid you’re taught not to be emotional. And I feel like I’m starting to let it all out. Every little thing now. So I cried today. And I felt good about it, though. I felt compassionate. I felt, like, loving and caring. I felt good….I think, as a nation, we need to cry with each other. As a world, we need to cry with each other. That shows we care.”
On people making fun of his emotional MVP speech:
“I was like, man, that was a real emotional moment for me, and you making a joke about it! Like: Damn. Y’all don’t really believe in shit. You don’t have no morals or nothing. You don’t care about nothing but just making fun…. I was serious as hell saying that, you know what I’m saying? But after a while, it’s all good.”