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It’s no secret that Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is a fan of music. In 2018, a song that Durant created with LeBron James during the 2011 NBA lockout, “It Ain’t Easy,” was released on Soundcloud.
On Friday, he was spotted at Park Boulevard Records in Oakland. KQED Arts senior editor Gabe Meline posted two photos of the Warriors’ superstar hanging out at the East Oakland-based record spot. “Good morning to Kevin Durant hanging out at @parkblvdrecords,” Meline wrote in a tweet along with the photos.
One Twitter user, @tropicaldoves, said that they were so overcome with joy at seeing KD at Park Boulevard Records that it “superseded my distaste for the Durant Warriors.” He then asked whether or not the hooper bought any music.
Someone operating the Twitter account for Park Boulevard Records responded, saying that he didn’t buy anything. He was just there to film a commercial, they said.
Interestingly enough, KD visited one of the Berkeley locations of Amoeba Music in October 2016, just before he started his first regular season with the Warriors. In one of the comments responding to that Twitter post, Twitter user @dub_ay suggested that KD go to Park Boulevard Records. It’s good to see that Durant got the memo.
In other KD music news, Durant was one of several basketball players featured in a series of screenshots posted by the rapper Drake, which show old direct message conversations on Twitter between the rapper, athletes and other musicians. He posted the screenshots to Instagram.
“Logged into my twitter today and got a quick reminder that time is in full flight…a lot of blessings to be aware and appreciative of for so many of us…take a quick moment to digest the progression in your life no matter how small or large,” Drake wrote along with the screenshots featuring conversations with KD, Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz and Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson. “Then get back to it.”
The particular exchange between Durant and Drake shows a 23-year-old KD hitting Drake up for some clothing from the rapper’s OVOXO brand. After a couple of days, Drake agreed to send KD some pieces of OVOXO clothing.
This post was originally posted at https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Kevin-Durant-Park-Boulevard-Records-Oakland-Drake-13764054.php.