Everyone praised NBA player Kevin Durant when it was announched that he was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Monica Wright, who also is a professional basketball player in the WNBA.
However, things took a turn for the worse when the two split up last July over what Monica said were “difference in religious beliefs”.
In an exclusive interview with GQ Magazine, KD goes in depth on what caused the breakup, how heartbroken he still is over it, and if he will stay with Oklahoma City Thunder once his contract ends in 2016.
His heart still not quite right after hurting someone he loved. “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.” Monica Wright, WNBA player, something like a high school sweetheart. One night Kevin got so full of feelings he just up and proposed to her. “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.”
“I go to sleep at night, like, ‘Am I gonna be alone forever?’ ”
“Am I gonna be alone forever? Am I gonna have kids?”
“I feel like there’s no hope. But I still gotta have faith.”
“I’m a d***. I don’t talk to the other team,” Kevin Durant tells GQ’s staff writer Zach Baron. “If I fall on somebody, I throw them to the ground. I’m not helping them up.” He doesn’t seem to know where his nice guy reputation came from, considering, he says, he can’t even watch other teams play, it makes him so mad. “I just don’t like other teams or other players. I can’t sit there. I feel like I’m supporting them by watching it. I hope you have a bad game. Because I’m such a hater! I thought it was a bad trait I had. I was like, Man am I jealous? Why do I hate these guys? But I hope both of the teams lose! That’s how I feel.”
Durant also talks about the possibility that he may finally leave Oklahoma City when his contract is up in 2016.
“I was loyal,” he says of the criticism he knows awaits him if he doesn’t re-up. “If it comes down to that, I mean: I was. My deal’s up in 2016. I’ll have been here nine years. I could easily have wanted out. I could have easily not signed the extension after my rookie contract. I could have not played as hard every night. But people tend to forget.” Durant, who admits he’s done a lot of growing up in the last three years (he finally took a summer vacation and wants to travel more, he’s getting into wine), understands that there is more at play here than just fan reactions. “Players are paid to do their jobs, no matter who’s on the court. And as superstars, you gotta lead what you have…You gotta do your job, and you gotta trust that the front office is going to do their job. It’s hard, though. You know what I’m saying? Because it’s like, isht, I want to win. Obviously our players aren’t as good as, you know, than they were before. But you have to figure it out.”