Basketball superstar Kevin Durant is heading from shooting hoops at Oracle Arena to shooting a dramatic series with some big Hollywood and Silicon Valley names.
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has reportedly teamed up with Apple for a scripted basketball drama inspired by Durant’s AAU playing days, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The upcoming series will be produced by Bryan Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television and will be written by Reggie Rock Bythewood, according to THR. Durant will executive produce via his Thirty Five Media company, alongside Grazer, Imagine’s Francie Calfo and Thirty Five Media’s Rich Kleiman.
The series will reportedly dive into KD’s AAU experience in Maryland and explore AAU hoops in the D.C. area as a whole, as well as the lives of several AAU players, their families and coaches.
After making a name for himself on the AAU circuit, Durant played one season of college ball for the University of Texas, where he won the Naismith and Wooden awards as well as the Rupp Trophy. He averaged 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game in the 2006-07 season before declaring for the NBA draft, where he was selected No. 2 overall by the Seattle Supersonics.
The nine-time All-Star forward is now in his second season with the Golden State Warriors and averaging 25.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Golden State sits atop the NBA with a 44-13 record, just one game up on the second place Houston Rockets.