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Kevin Durant hits courtside fan with a pass, kisses her to apologize (VIDEO)

Nov 22, 2012, 8:11 AM EDT

Kevin Durant is nothing short of a killer on the basketball court, as evidenced by his 35-point effort which helped his team to an overtime win over one of the league’s top teams.

But he was able to showcase his softer side at the same time.

With just over seven minutes to play in the third, Durant fired a cross-court pass that was too high and too fast for Thabo Sefolosha to bring down. The ball ended up drilling a fan sitting courtside, an elderly woman who likely didn’t even see it coming.

Without hesitation, Durant walked over to make sure she was OK, and gave her a kiss to let her know he was sorry.

As many times as we see these types of displays from Durant, they should never be taken for granted. He’s easily the most grounded and humble superstar in the game today, and actions like this are absolutely genuine and a reflection of who he is as a person.

There is no schtick, and no premeditation when Durant makes these gestures. He conducts himself off the court in the same way he does in the spotlight, and that’s truly a quality to be celebrated.

  1. raidmagic - Nov 22, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    I wish more superstars were like him.

  2. mp4philly - Nov 22, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Seems like an all around good guy

  3. phaden27 - Nov 22, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    I’ve always wondered who people would rather have based on their attitudes alone between Rose and Durant. Not even sure who I would pick, is it even close?

  4. jimsjam33 - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    He stuck a dagger through the heart of my team last night ( the Clippers ) but this guy is all right with me . He’s a good human being and that’s more important than the game . Congrats to a find job of rising a child parents of Kevin Durant . That was beautiful .

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM

      Classy comment from a classy Jim.

  5. jimeejohnson - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    This was a very, very good game. The very high quality of basketball on display was extremely enjoyable. Both teams might eventually meet with a lot more at stake. Kevin Durant is like money in the bank if you are the owner of the Thunder. He’s as smooth as silk and as clutch as anyone in the game, today. You put Kevin on a team with Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Russel Westbrook and nobody’s going to beat you, ever! Imagine that team with a healthy Dwight Howard? Real fans know this is a great time to be a fan of the NBA, just as it was a great time to watch Team USA conquer the world at the London Olympics.

  6. BigBeachBall - Nov 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Durant was getting frisky with someones granny…

  7. lakerluver - Nov 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Whether you’re an Okc fan or not, you gotta love KD.

  8. sunsation3413 - Nov 22, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    You can tell Durrant has a great mom! Raised to be a gentleman no matter his income bracket!

  9. paulhargis53 - Nov 22, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    lakerluver luvs guys……

    • 00maltliquor - Nov 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM

      Don’t take the bait lakerluver! He’s just setting a delicious hot plate of enchiladas, beans and rice with an ice cold margarita in the middle of a covered up, camoflauge bear trap! I know it’s tempting but don’t bite the cheese!

  10. 00maltliquor - Nov 22, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    About Kevin Durant “easily” being “the most grounded and humble superstar in the game today”… I don’t know about easily, Derrick Rose sure as hell gives him a run for his money on that title.

  11. paulhargis53 - Nov 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Too funny malt! Thing is, I don’t even have to bait anymore. He mentions me in nearly every post he makes now.

    I do too, but I have mission I’m trying accomplish.

    Happy Turkey day dude.

    • macjacmccoy - Nov 23, 2012 at 3:01 AM

      god you people are whats wrong with internet comment sections’. You guys rarely ever comment about the actually post. Instead you turn each section into your own little elementary school recess name calling session and clog up the page with crap that no one cares about. Mission? If you mission is to look like someone with no life and the need to act tough on the internet because you probably cant do it in real life then mission accomplished. There’s no need to continue with it you completed your task. This goes for all the children that need to feel included and involved and join into the constant irrelevant arguing with paulhargis53 and for lakerluv too. You all need to grow up and stop trolling the internet.

  12. paulhargis53 - Nov 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    macjac: It’s funny. You’ve dine the very same thing that you accused me and others of doing. Not posting about the article, name calling, being an internet tough guy.

    If every comment section is like this, why do you continue to read the comments?

    Do you do it so you can try to feel superior to others? Are you trying to be some sort of moral compass?

    Here’s an idea, stop reading the comments if you don’t like what you see here, and while your at it, GFY.

  13. explosionsauce - Nov 23, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    This makes sexual harassment panda sad

  14. gopokes0714 - Nov 25, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    KD is amazing and I love the Thunder but this isn’t as random as the media makes out. I happen to know the family and they are EXTREMELY wealthy. They are very familiar with the team and Durant knows her personally.

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