UPDATE: 07-08-2013: Following the Minnesota Lynx’ victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday night, Kevin Durant’s girlfriend Monica Wright confirmed that she is now Kevin Durant’s fiancé. Considering how well the pair kept it hidden that they were dating (despite having known each other since the 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American Game), this engagement has come as a big surprise.
In the immortal word’s of Kevin Durant’s new agent, Jay-Z, KD ain’t a business man, he’s a business,… man.
And in that light, it’s not surprising that Durant was quick to offer a non-committal response to the question asked directly, Is Kevin Durant’s girlfriend Monica Wright?
While still wanting to keep with the wholesome, golly gee image off the court, it’s probably best for him to keep his personal dating life out of the public discussion. The ever image conscious KD has infamously been tattooed under his basketball jersey, but leaving nothing visible while he’s playing. For a long time, he also wanted to keep his basketball shoe affordable, and was reasonably successful hovering around the $100 price point until the launch of the KD VI (and yes, I’ve already bought my pair). And while there’s definitely nothing wrong with dating a woman, and nothing surprising about dating another professional basketball player, it would likely remain in his best interest to keep the details cloudy and the exact relationship status unclear.
For those unaware, Monica Wright is a guard in the WNBA currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. Durant recently sat courtside at a WNBA game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Wright’s Lynx which market his second courtside WNBA game in just over a month. The recent game in Los Angeles was broadcast on NBA TV where Durant was pressed directly about whether or not he was dating Monica Wright. Durant had no reply other than a coy smile and an unclear answer to a rather specific question.
We’ll keep an eye on this one as it develops. It may wind up as the perfect chapter to Durant’s Disney-esque biography.