Kevin Durant has been making major moves as a venture capitalist, but this latest move might make Knicks fans happy.
He has a new show on ESPN and here is what he had to say about his company.
“My platform is hoops,” Durant says. “Billions of people are watching, so why not leverage it to do the cool stuff that we like to do?”
Durant knows exactly who he is. He’s not a hustler or a hype man. He’s a hooper who needs people like Kleiman and Thirty Five Ventures marketing whiz Sarah Flynn to build his business and brand for him. The company has 10 employees at the moment, but it is moving into a new office building in New York City as it continues what Durant insists is a careful expansion. “I just feel like you can do it more of a strategic way,” he says. “If you put yourself out there too much and then underdeliver … that’s not good.”
Kleiman laughs. If Durant is more comfortable downplaying their accomplishments and ambitions, he’s fine with it.
It is a really good story from ESPN about how KD and his business partners are doing things, you should check it out.