Kevin Durant is one of the most charitable and most unselfish athlete in the world. His latest act of generosity just prove that.
Last year’s MVP met with 13-year-old Anthony Cupp, an eighth-grader from outside Detroit. Anthony had mowed lawns in his neighborhood to earn enough money to buy a pair of Durant’s signature shoes. Sadly after purchasing the sneakers, Cupp was jumped by some older kids and had to hand over his prized shoes. Upon hearing that, Durant wanted to make things right.
Before the Thunder/Pistons game this past Sunday, Durant gave the young boy two pairs of shoes one in Anthony’s size and one in Durant’s size, signed by the man himself. Durant also gave Anthony a jacket and a backpack.
When asked about the meeting with Cupp, Durant stated:”We got such a big platform, man, and kids look up to us, To set a good example, we just have to show them that we’re human, too. They look at us as superheroes sometimes. So just to sit and talk to them, ask them how their day went, ask them where they’re from, make them feel like they are where they belong. We may seem untouchable, but we aren’t. That’s the biggest thing I wanted to show him. I’m a human just like you. I go through things just like you. Even though I play in the NBA, I’m here for you.”
This isn’t Durant’s first act of kindness. The reigning MVP handed out free ice cream and gave one million dollars towards relief to the recent Oklahoma City tornadoes that ravaged the area.
A class act indeed.