Thunder All-Star forward Kevin Durant is engaged to marry Monica Wright, a guard for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. The Star-Tribune reports
that Wright confirmed the engagement after scoring a season-high 17 points
in Minnesota’s 91-59 victory over Phoenix on Sunday. The Oklahoman
also confirmed the successful proposal, which took place on Saturday and was first reported by gossip website MediaTakeOut.com
Durant, 24, just completed his sixth season, averaging 28.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists and earning All-NBA First Team honors for the fourth straight year. He was the No. 2 pick in the 2007 draft after spending one season at Texas.
Wright, 24, is in her fourth season with the Lynx, averaging 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists. She was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 WNBA draft after spending four seasons at Virginia. TwinCities.com reports
that the couple met while in high school at the 2006 McDonald’s All-American game. Durant and Wright have reportedly been dating for a number of months.
Durant recently left agent Rob Pelinka and Landmark Sports to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports
and was ranked No. 12 on Sports Illustrated’s Fortunate 50 list
of the highest-earning athletes, pulling in more than $27 million in 2013 between his salary and endorsements. Back in 2010, Durant signed a five-year maximum extension worth $89 million that runs through the 2015-16 season.
Heat forward LeBron James and fiancee Savannah Brinson will reportedly be wed this September
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