No, Kevin Durant legitimately did not buy his own airplane. Though, as a former NBA MVP and NBA Finals MVP, the star Golden State Warriors forward could easily afford one. Heck, his current status as a Silicon Valley tycoon should enable KD to fly solo.
Instead, Durant and Alaska Airlines teamed up to support local youth and education programs in Northern California by unveiling a Kevin Durant airplane.
If you’re flying @AlaskaAir out of Oakland International Airport today, you might be on the @KDTrey5 plane that was unveiled today. The #Warriors star & @richkleiman teamed up with the airline to support youth and education programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. #NBAFinals #NBA pic.twitter.com/qndV4e7FeS
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) May 31, 2018
Jokes can be made. And they have been made. Snakes on a Plane, anyone? Do they serve cupcakes on Alaska Air? Okay, that’s all sorts of hilarious.
All joking aside, this is just a continuation of Durant doing what he can to help his adopted Bay Area community. It’s been a common theme since he joined Golden State prior to last season.
On the court, Durant and his Warriors are set to tip off Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night. In doing so, he’ll be looking to earn back-to-back championships. Should that happen, maybe KD should just bite the bullet and buy himself a plane.
Because, why the heck not?