Suns’ Kevin Durant Reveals How Collaberation With Call Of Duty Came About

Last year Activision the game company behind the popular video game Call Of Duty announced that they drafted Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant for his rookie season. During the limit-time season 3 reload event of Modern Warfare 2 Durant was made available in an exclusive in-a-store bundle set.

Alongside his Operator, the Bundle encompasses two Weapon Blueprints paying homage to his memorable nicknames: the “Reap This” AR Blueprint and the “Easy Money” Sniper Blueprint. Both Blueprints cater to the versatile Operator, mirroring KD’s strategic prowess across the entire battlefield, much like his lethal mastery of the hardwood.

Durant recently spoke to Chris ‘See Hendo’ Henderson about how the opportunity came to be after the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 132-109, which saw Durant finish with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists.

“Yeah, I mean I made a call and told him I was interested and they was interested too, said Durant.
“We made it work man. It was dream come true I play Call of Duty all the time man until I see myself and hear myself in the game is pretty dope.”

In 2021, Kevin Durant invested in the company Andbox, an Esports organization that houses a team in the Call of Duty League.

“The passion that New York sports fans have has really hit home with me,” said Durant. “Andbox is bringing that same energy to esports here, and that’s something Thirty-Five Ventures is very excited to be a part of.”

Durant’s teammate Devin Booker admitted to being jealous that he was featured in the game. If you aren’t familiar with Booker, he, Karl Anthony Towns, Paul George, Kevin Garnett, De’Aaron Fox, and many others are huge fans of Call of Duty.

“I talk about it every day and (Durant) didn’t even bring it up to me,” he shared with the Arizona Republic. “I hit him up this morning like, ‘Come on bro. You weren’t even going to let me know. I need a code or something,’ but that’s exciting.”

The connection among NBA starts transcends the basketball court and extends into the virtual arena, where Call of Duty becomes a shared platform for mutual excitement and competition.
As for Durant, he was recently name an all star starter for the Western Conference giving the Phoenix Suns their first All-Star in 14 years since Amar’e Stoudemire and Steve Nash in 2010. It is also 14th All-star selection for Durant career.
“Thanks to the fans, media and most importantly my peers for voting me into my 14th all star game,” Durant shared via X. “Can’t wait to lock in and hoop with some of the greatest ever in Indy.”

Durant is averaging 29.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game this season.

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