Kevin Durant was the 2nd highest-ranked basketball recruit out of high school, ultimately selecting the University of Texas. In his lone season as a Longhorn, Durant averaged 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, topped 30 points 11 times and recorded 20 double-doubles. As a result of his scoring prowess, Durant became the first freshman in college basketball history to capture the Naismith Player of the Year Award.
Durant was the 2nd overall pick by the then Seattle Supersonics in the 2007 NBA Draft. He competed with the team in Seattle for one season before the franchise relocated and rebranded as the Oklahoma City Thunder. After playing with the Thunder for nine seasons and establishing himself as one of the foremost talents in the NBA, Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors, capturing the 2017 and 2018 NBA Championship (and Finals MVP in both years). After sitting out the 2019-20 season due to injury, Durant is back with a vengeance as a Brooklyn Net, averaging nearly 27 points per game in the 2020-21 season and further cementing his legacy as one of the greatest scorers of all time.
This 2007 Topps Chrome Refractor is considered one of Kevin Durant’s top rookie cards. The refractor variation includes a special coating on the card, only produced in limited quantities – numbered to 1499, only a fraction of which achieved a PSA 10 grade.