The best inspirational Kevin Durant quotes on success could be all you need to motivate yourself.
One thing Kevin Durant is good at, aside from his incredible skills on the court, is breaking hearts.
I mean, he will break you to the tiniest pieces if you’re a fan of the opposing team playing against his.
If you’re a fan of his team, he will likely leave you heartbroken by leaving for another team the following season.
However, one certainty about Durant is that he never fails to perform on the court.
He is a fantastic player and one of the greatest of his generation; his accolades say likewise.
Yet, as great as Kevin Durant is, his humility and gratitude to where he is today are striking.
Here are some Kevin Durant quotes to keep you fired up.
It is our hope you will find his sayings and words of wisdom uplifting.
Inspirational Kevin Durant Quotes On Success
1. “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
2. “So many people doubted me. They motivated me every single day to be who I am.”
3. “Basketball is a platform for me to inspire people.”
4. “When you got people behind you, you can do whatever.”
5. “It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that, and I’ve just got to keep pushing.”
6. “Work harder than your opponent.”
7. “I know that hard work got me here. And the day I stop working hard, this can all go away.”
8. “With everything I do, I just try to be myself.”
9. “When people are used to doing something, they want you to stay in that lane.”
10. “It’s hard to play well, but it’s easy to work hard.”
11. “My wildest dreams are when I’m wide awake.”
12. “I’ve learned what it feels like to lose, believe me. But I think in the end, that is just going to make winning that much better.”
13. “We live in a world of what have you done for me lately. We don’t remember the day before sometimes. Think back five, six years ago, what he was doing. It’s unheard of.”
14. “You gotta win. That’s all it takes.”
15. “I want to go down as a winner.”
16. “Our best years are only ahead of us, so we got to continue to keep pushing.”
17. “It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that, and I’ve just got to keep pushing.”
18. “I like to sit on things and digest them, and then I’ll figure out my next move…”
19. “I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn’t match. I just like to stand out.”
20. “I’m like a chameleon. I adapt to my situation. It’s very slowed down here. I like it that way. I’m a guy that’s very reserved, quiet, and shy myself.”
21. “I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside.”
22. “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.”
23. “Experience is the best teacher. I’ve been through a lot – going to the Olympics, going to the Finals, having a lot of good games, and having a lot of bad games. It’s a rollercoaster ride, and I’m just happy I’m a part of it. If it was easy, then everybody could do it.”
24. “I’m always hungry. I want to be the best.”
25. “Set the goal and work all days for it until you achieve; I want to be a champion, the best!”
26. “I was the second-best player in high school. I was the second pick in the draft. I’ve been second in the MVP voting three times. I came in second in the Finals. I’m tired of being second. I’m not going to settle for that. I’m done with it.”
27. “I’m just trying to grow. That’s one thing I told myself is, ‘Don’t worry about who people say is the best player.”
28. “My time is now.”
29. “It’s hard to find intelligence, character, and unselfishness all at the same time. That’s rare in any profession, but it’s what makes a champion.”
30. “Everything in my life, I had to take it. They are not going to give it to you out of sympathy. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”
More Famous Quotes by Kevin Durant
31. “Trial and error are only going to make you a better player.”
32. “Winning is all about the journey. The journey is better than the destination.”
33. “Don’t let success go to your head. Don’t let disappointment get to your heart.”
34. “It’s about competition. When you play against the best, it brings the best out of you as well.”
35. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.”
36. “I fell so many times and got back up. I have been through the toughest times with my family. But I’m still standing.”
37. “I’m going to show you my faults; I’m going to show you my insecurities; I’m going to be real.”
38. “The grass is not always greener on the other side. You learn to appreciate these people.”
39. “There’s never a point where you can stop getting better.”
40. “I’m a basketball player. That’s what I do and what I love, but that’s just not all of who I am. I’m talented in a lot of different areas.”
41. “It feels good to be a part of history.”
42. “My style has changed and evolved mainly because I’ve grown to have more confidence in myself.”
43. “I’m here to shine a bright light. I’m not here to be a guy of death. I just like ‘KD’ better.”
44. “I want to be one of the best players in the game.”
45. “Chemistry is important. If you like your teammates, it’s going to be easier to play with them on the court.”
46. “And the game of basketball, I play, I play first off because I love it. I love to have fun. I love to run up and down the court.”
47. “Everything has been such a whirlwind ever since I stepped foot in the league, and everything has been like a dream, so I’m just blessed to be in this position.”
48. “I would describe my style as off the wall. I like stuff that doesn’t match. I just like to stand out.”
49. “It’s fun that I get to live out my dream every single day. It’s a blessing. I can’t lose sight of that, and I’ve just got to keep pushing.”
50. “Every memory I had growing up was involving a basketball. I didn’t go to the prom and stuff like that. It was always basketball for me.”
To Wrap Up
Hopefully, you found these inspirational quotes by Kevin Durant motivating.
Which of Kevin Durant quotes is your personal favorite?
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