Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant took a major step in his personal life over the weekend, but it may wind up helping his career as well. We have grown accustomed to seeing professional athletes marry actresses and supermodels over the years, but Durant decided to stick within the basketball community and put a ring on the finger of WNBA player Monica Wright.
On Sunday, MediaTakeOut.com posted a photo of Wright, who plays for the Minnesota Lynx, flashing a ring and confirmed that the couple got engaged on Saturday night. Seattle Storm star Tina Thompson also sent a tweet congratulating Durant and Wright. The Star Tribune’s Kent Youngblood later confirmed that Durant popped the question (via Daily Thunder):
Post-game Monica Wright confirmed reports that she and Kevin Durant are engaged. So there's that.
— Kent Youngblood (@BloodStrib) July 8, 2013
Now, Durant gets to work on his jump shot at home with a professional basketball player covering him — one that also happens to be his fiancee. That’s the best of both worlds. Unless, of course, Wright takes him in a game of one-on-one. That’d be just plain embarrassing.
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