Is a real-life Love & Basketball romance poppin’ off right before our eyes?!
We’ve seen a gang of ballers get caught up chasing street-walkin’ slores, groupies, and thirsty Twitter/Instagram “models”, but what we RARELY see is a high-profile athlete who chooses his best friend (and pro athlete) as his girlfriend.
Well, FullCourtPumps tipped us off that OKC darling Kevin Durant may have done just that! Word on the street is that KD and Minnesota Lynxx guard Monica Wright are a happy hoopin’ couple! These two have known each other for several years now and when you listen to how they talk about each other, you can see the seeds of love gushing from every sentence.
After Kevin donated $1 million to the victims of the devastating Oklahoma City tornado, Monica had this to say about her alleged boo:
“I’m not surprised,” said Wright, a close friend of Durant’s since their final high school days. “He’s got a heart of gold, and anytime (something like) this happens, he’s the first one who wants to help. He’s a really compassionate guy.”
Wright speaks with the perspective of someone who knows Durant well, having maintained a relationship with the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar throughout their college and professional careers. The two first met at the 2006 McDonald’s All-American high school all-star showcases in San Diego, and have remained tight since.
Close enough that Durant, fresh off the Thunder’s Western Conference semifinal defeat against Memphis, made the trip to Minneapolis earlier in the week to watch Wright in Minnesota’s final preseason game — even in the wake of the deadly storm that hit just outside of Oklahoma City.
“I’ve known him for a long time,” Wright said.
Amid the hubbub surrounding their final organized prep action, Wright and Durant spawned their friendship more than seven years ago in San Diego. The two clicked instantly, sharing stories of their East Coast upbringings — Durant’s originally from Rockville, Maryland, while Wright hails from Woodbridge, Virginia — and giving out basketball pointers.
…”A lot of it has to do with basketball,” said Wright, who scored a team-high 25 points in Minnesota’s two exhibition games, including nine Tuesday in a loss against the Connecticut Sun. “That’s how we’ve known each other. But he’s helped me, coached me. He’s actually a type of player I want to be like.”
Kevin even made mention of wifing Monica back in 2011 in a Twitter message.
The two have also been spending a little quality FaceTime with each other…
There has been no official confirmation of a romantic relationship from either camp, but there is plenty of evidence to support the theory if nothing else.
We would love to see Kevin with a nice wholesome girl while his peers run around like savages lusting after these ain’t isht hoes.
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