Kevin Durant Opens Up About Split with Fiancée: I didn’t know how to love her.

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Kevin Durant is GQ’s March 2015 cover story. The 26-year-old five-time NBA All-Star player speaks candidly about his life off the court, sharing why his engagement ended (Durant was engaged to WNBA player Monica Wright); being a self-described a**hole on the court; folk poking fun of his MVP speech seeing death at such an early age.

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Splitting from his fiancee, Monica Wright, who was his high school sweetheart: 

I had a fiancée, but…I really didn’t know how to, like, love her, you know what I’m saying? We just went our separate ways. We was just hanging out, chilling. And I felt the energy. I felt, I need to do this right now. And I just did it. I was like…We’re engaged right now? We’re about to get married? So I was just like, cool! I love this girl. But I didn’t love her the right way.

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Fearing that love may not be in the cards for him: 

I go to sleep at night, like, ‘Am I gonna be alone forever?’ I feel like there’s no hope. But I still gotta have faith.

Being emotional growing up and crying as a man:

I watched this video about this guy, his son got killed in front of a nightclub in Miami. And he was shouting at his son’s murderer and just crying. I just started bawling. And I was just like, man, I’ve been so emotional since I’ve grown up. As a kid you’re taught not to be emotional. And I feel like I’m starting to let it all out. Every little thing now. So I cried today. And I felt good about it, though. I felt compassionate. I felt, like, loving and caring. I felt good….I think, as a nation, we need to cry with each other. As a world, we need to cry with each other. That shows we care.

Folk making fun of his MVP speech: