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8. Kevin Durant (#35), Thunder

Kevin Durant (aka KD35) is one of the league’s premier scorers. He has averaged more than 26 points per game during his five year career. Durant originally was drafted by the Seattle Sonics back in 2007. Following that season the team relocated to Oklahoma and changed its name to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ever since, Durant has helped make that city become relevant to basketball. Some of Durant’s more noteworthy off-the-court business partnerships have included Skull Candy, Nike, Gatorade, and Degree.

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