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2013-05-21 08:39:27 PM
Heard about that this afternoon on NPR. Sounds like he did it as soon as he heard about it.

Nice to hear something good about an NBA player.
 
2013-05-21 08:41:29 PM
I'm sorry I'm being pedantic, but...Durand?
 
2013-05-21 08:51:43 PM
That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?
 
2013-05-21 09:00:47 PM
Kevin Durant is good people, and it's going to end up being kind of sad that he happens to be roughly the same age as LeBron James.
 
2013-05-21 09:04:43 PM
As a Seattle-ite, he's the only thing I don't hate out of OKC.  He's a solid guy and I wish him the best.  Good on him.
 
2013-05-21 09:14:14 PM
Well it's the least he can do considering he's the one who caused the tornado in the first place.
 
2013-05-21 09:15:54 PM
Like a Wolf
 
2013-05-21 09:36:24 PM

jayhawk88: Kevin Durant is good people, and it's going to end up being kind of sad that he happens to be roughly the same age as LeBron James.


Yup, kinda like some of those guys in Michael Jordan's heyday.  The one saving grace for Durant is that he is 4 years younger than James.  Who knows when Lebron starts to age? (in basketball terms anyway)

/Good on Durant for the donation
 
2013-05-21 10:13:18 PM
That's a good chunk of change, even if you're filthy rich, good on him.

/Will other OK pro athletes follow suit? Maybe one of the Sooners?
 
2013-05-21 10:16:38 PM

AliceBToklasLives: That's a good chunk of change, even if you're filthy rich, good on him.

/Will other OK pro athletes follow suit? Maybe one of the Sooners?


Matt Kemp  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/matt-kemp-pledges-1 - 000-per-home-run-183216979.html

So..go Dodgers
 
2013-05-21 10:20:01 PM

you are a puppet: Kevin Durand is a decent actor but he's not the Kevin you're thinking of.


Well, they aren't *that* far apart in terms of height.  That is one tall actor.
 
2013-05-21 10:22:12 PM
NBA star Kevin Durant made an overwhelmingly generous donation of $1 million to the American Red Cross through his Durant Family Foundation. While the basketball star didn't go public with his contribution, the Red Cross of Oklahoma announced the news themselves.

tried to do it quietly too.  good on him.
 
2013-05-21 10:23:53 PM
Kevin Durant is Iron Sheik Class. #teamshiekie.
 
2013-05-21 10:25:14 PM
I'm not one to cheer, nor like NBA players...but this kid is a class act.

Someone give him a pair of skates and a stick so he doesn't ruin his career.
 
2013-05-21 10:33:44 PM
I saw him in Georgetown a few years ago. csb.
 
2013-05-21 11:00:40 PM

AliceBToklasLives: That's a good chunk of change, even if you're filthy rich, good on him.

/Will other OK pro athletes follow suit? Maybe one of the Sooners?


I see what you did there.
 
2013-05-21 11:02:12 PM

Palmer Eldritch: That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?



Oh just shut up.

It's really not the time or the place to attempt to be funny or stupid.
 
2013-05-21 11:06:42 PM

alienated: AliceBToklasLives: That's a good chunk of change, even if you're filthy rich, good on him.

/Will other OK pro athletes follow suit? Maybe one of the Sooners?

Matt Kemp  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/matt-kemp-pledges-1 - 000-per-home-run-183216979.html

So..go Dodgers


Well, baseball money isn't worth as much as basketball money so Kemp has to mind his budget.
 
2013-05-21 11:17:06 PM

jaylectricity: alienated: AliceBToklasLives: That's a good chunk of change, even if you're filthy rich, good on him.

/Will other OK pro athletes follow suit? Maybe one of the Sooners?

Matt Kemp  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/matt-kemp-pledges-1 - 000-per-home-run-183216979.html

So..go Dodgers

Well, baseball money isn't worth as much as basketball money so Kemp has to mind his budget.


Notsureifserious.jpg

Don't MLB players have the highest guaranteed contracts?
 
2013-05-21 11:17:10 PM

Palmer Eldritch: That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?


...First time on the Sports tab, huh?
 
2013-05-21 11:19:27 PM
Seattle inconsolable, this should have been their disaster.
 
2013-05-21 11:36:48 PM

fatalvenom: I'm not one to cheer, nor like NBA players...but this kid is a class act.

Someone give him a pair of skates and a stick so he doesn't ruin his career.



May I ask why?
 
2013-05-21 11:39:15 PM

IlGreven: Palmer Eldritch: That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?

...First time on the Sports tab, huh?


I understand his confusion. After all, this isn't a thread about pro wrestling, so by default it seems out of place.
 
2013-05-21 11:53:45 PM

fatalvenom: Notsureifserious.jpg


That's the joke jpg.
 
2013-05-22 12:09:31 AM
Well done Kevin. Hook 'em.
 
2013-05-22 12:10:05 AM
Good on Durant for actually helping. He should posterize Miranda Lambert: "praying is all we can do."
 
2013-05-22 03:19:17 AM
Meanwhile Greg Oden pulled a hammy while pulling his groin.
 
2013-05-22 04:27:08 AM
Meanwhile Lebron says he'll hold an ESPN special where he'll decide where to buy his next vacation home. The proceeds for the advertising will go OK tornado relief.
 
2013-05-22 04:44:19 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Meanwhile Greg Oden pulled a hammy while pulling his groin.


Odin is a god!
 
2013-05-22 07:12:36 AM

jmr61: Oh just shut up.

It's really not the time or the place to attempt to be funny or stupid.


The joke made sense before they fixed the headline... I've never heard of Kevin Durand, but of course I know who Kevin Durant is.
 
2013-05-22 08:32:52 AM
This is good on Durant for donating that much money.

On the other hand, Matt Kemp, Mr $160 million contract, is donating a whopping $1000 for each HR from now until the AS break.  Considering he just hit his 2nd HR of the season, it might cost him 4-5 grand.  Way to go, big spender.
 
2013-05-22 09:10:45 AM
I like Kevin Durant.
 
2013-05-22 09:49:49 AM

bluenote13: This is good on Durant for donating that much money.

On the other hand, Matt Kemp, Mr $160 million contract, is donating a whopping $1000 for each HR from now until the AS break.  Considering he just hit his 2nd HR of the season, it might cost him 4-5 grand.  Way to go, big spender.


Why would you criticize somebody for giving $4-5,000 to charity?  Who cares how much money he makes?
 
2013-05-22 11:50:47 AM

Palmer Eldritch: That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?


Is this a serious question?

/google must be harder to use than posting on fark....
 
2013-05-22 12:16:48 PM

jmr61: Palmer Eldritch: That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?


Oh just shut up.

It's really not the time or the place to attempt to be funny or stupid.


Fark is always the place to attempt to be funny or stupid.

Also, FTA: Oklahoma native Reba McEntire ... added, "My heart, my prayers and my thoughts are going out strong to my fellow Okies who are hurting today.  Because when one Okie hurts, we all hurt."

What a stupid statement. Is she saying that if I punch an "Okie" in the face, it will hurt her? Because if that's the case, I'm putting an add on Craigslist looking for any Okies in the Chicago area that would be willing to take one for the team.
 
2013-05-22 12:17:23 PM

skrame: I'm putting an ad


/not add
//farkk mee
 
2013-05-22 12:31:47 PM
Sigh, what could have been.....

l.yimg.com
 
2013-05-22 12:38:24 PM
very kool KD ....
 
2013-05-22 12:55:24 PM

alienated: AliceBToklasLives: That's a good chunk of change, even if you're filthy rich, good on him.

/Will other OK pro athletes follow suit? Maybe one of the Sooners?

Matt Kemp  http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/matt-kemp-pledges-1 - 000-per-home-run-183216979.html

So..go Dodgers


He's only hit 2 homers this year. Doesn't bode well for a large donation total!
 
2013-05-22 01:17:44 PM

MugzyBrown: bluenote13: This is good on Durant for donating that much money.

On the other hand, Matt Kemp, Mr $160 million contract, is donating a whopping $1000 for each HR from now until the AS break.  Considering he just hit his 2nd HR of the season, it might cost him 4-5 grand.  Way to go, big spender.

Why would you criticize somebody for giving $4-5,000 to charity?  Who cares how much money he makes?


$4000 out of $20 million he going to make this year.  I just gave 30 cents.  It is about the same percentage of salaries that Kemp and I are giving.   This is not some rookie making 400k we are talking about.  He makes 20 MILLION DOLLARS this year.

Like one commenter on a site said, he would have been better off just not giving anything than making a big deal about the 1k per HR thing.

How about giving $10,000 per HR? At least 40-50k could help a lot of people there.
 
2013-05-22 02:08:17 PM

I Browse: fatalvenom: I'm not one to cheer, nor like NBA players...but this kid is a class act.

Someone give him a pair of skates and a stick so he doesn't ruin his career.


May I ask why?


They're very...urban?
 
2013-05-22 02:29:36 PM

capitafun: Palmer Eldritch: That's cool that some guy I've never heard of is doing this, but why is this in Sports?

Is this a serious question?

/google must be harder to use than posting on fark....



And this is why Mods should not amend the headline  after people start posting in the thread.
 
2013-05-22 03:49:21 PM

bluenote13: $4000 out of $20 million he going to make this year. I just gave 30 cents. It is about the same percentage of salaries that Kemp and I are giving. This is not some rookie making 400k we are talking about. He makes 20 MILLION DOLLARS this year.

Like one commenter on a site said, he would have been better off just not giving anything than making a big deal about the 1k per HR thing.

How about giving $10,000 per HR? At least 40-50k could help a lot of people there.


I wouldn't rip you for giving 30 cents.
 
2013-05-22 05:58:50 PM
He's the face of Oklahoma he kind of had to


/but good on him regardless
 
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