Kevin Durant Says Drake 'Helped Me Tap Into My Emotions'

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 28: Kevin Durant speaks during the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit at Detroit Masonic Temple on October 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant Says Drake 'Helped Me Tap Into My Emotions'

The two-time NBA champion confirms "Take Care" is his favorite album.

Published November 1, 2019

Written by Alexis Reese

Kevin Durant has named Drake's Take Care his favorite album of all time. After appearing on ESPN's First Take, KD shared that the Torontonian's sophomore project "really helped [him] tap into [his] emotions."

  1. The 31-year-old chose “The Ride” as his favorite track on the project, confessing it “really resonated with [him].”

  2. Durant has always been knocked for his perceived sensitivity off of the court, as some have noted the two-time NBA champion seems overly concerned with criticism from the media and fans. In 2017, reports surfaced suggesting Durant operated multiple “burner” accounts on social media to respond to haters. 

  3. This revelation of Durant “tapping into his emotions” brings to mind the Drake lyric “shoutout to KD we relate, we get the same attention,” off of the rapper’s Views track “Weston Road Flows.” It seems as though the two have built a bond over being the most-hated while still sitting atop their respective fields. Let's not forget that Drizzy has KD's jersey number tatted on him.  

    Take Care went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Best Rap Performance for “HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)" and Best Rap Song for “The Motto.” His sophomore studio album featured the sounds of The Weeknd, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Birdman, Rick Ross, Andre 3000 and Lil Wayne.

(Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)


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