Summer 2024

NBA Closeup: Kevin Durant

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and his mentor, Hillsong NYC pastor Carl Lentz, recently dropped by for an interview with pastor Craig Groeschel.

Durant and Lentz talked about their friendship and answered questions from Groeschel about growing spiritually. Durant also talked about the importance of leaving a legacy.

“I want to be known for serving people,” Durant says. “When people see me, they think I deserve something. I don’t deserve anything. I don’t deserve to be put in the front of the line at the movies or get a free meal, I don’t deserve anything. I think for me, I just wanna go up to people and impact their lives. Whether it’s from me inspiring them from playing basketball or just going up and asking them how their family is doing, that’s what I want to be known as.

“Also, a legacy changer. I didn’t grow up with my dad in the household, and one of my main goals in life is to become a great dad; somebody that their kids can wake up to everyday and be a great husband. So hopefully I can accomplish those goals.”

This story was published in the November 2013 DigiMag.