Kevin Durant reveals the biggest obstacle to eventually owning an NBA team, ‘it's crazy'


When his playing days are over, Kevin Durant has big aspirations.

He wants to eventually own an NBA team.

"I wish I had the money. It's crazy," Durant told ESPN's Darren Rovell. "Obviously, the financial part is definitely going to be the hardest part. I've been part of two great organizations. I know the game inside and out and I know the players. And I feel like these NBA franchises just change lives. They change cities. I would love to do that.

"All the aspects of owning a team, I would love to be involved in -- from the financial and marketing side to the team-building to the camaraderie to the coaching."

In 2017, Durant took home $60.6 million, making him the fifth highest paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.

In the coming years, that number is only going to increase as he will eventually sign a max deal with the Warriors.

Additionally, Durant is a "made man" in Silicon Valley, and continues to grow his portfolio.

As Rovell writes:

His investment arm, the Durant Company, claims early-stage investments from $250,000 to $1 million in roughly 30 companies through a network of venture capitalists, including online digital-currency platform Coinbase, spare-change app Acorns, cloud-computing startup Rubrik, drink company WTRMLN WTR, fast-casual pizza chain Pieology, bike-sharing company LimeBike and delivery company Postmates.

What's "crazy" is that a guy with this much money may not have enough money to own a team.

Yeah, the NBA is in a pretty good place financially...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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