Kevin Durant will be a married man soon. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar recently proposed to his girlfriend Monica Wright a guard who plays for the WNBA s Minnesota Lynx and she accepted she confirmed after the Lynx Sunday win over the Phoenix Mercury.
Post game Monica Wright confirmed reports that she and Kevin Durant are engaged. So there s that.
Kent Youngblood ( BloodStrib) July 8 2013
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press Durant and Wright have known each other since the 2006 McDonald s High School All American Game.
Wright a 5 foot 11 guard was the second overall pick in the 2010 WNBA draft. She is averaging 9.0 points 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists a game for the Lynx this season.
Durant and Wright have kept their relationship quiet. Even as recently as May a FoxSportsNorth.com article about their friendship made no reference to the two being romantically involved.
However Durant and Wright have a history dating back to high school. As Dan Steinberg points out in today s Washington Post the two ruled D.C. high school basketball in 2006.(via the DC Sports Bog)
Wright also has the same name as a character in the 2000 film Love Basketball. Durant made reference to that character in a 2011 tweet that takes on a new significance with this news
Or maybe I need a basketball playing girlfriend hmmm lol monica wright where r u(love n basketball)
Kevin Durant ( KDTrey5) September 7 2011
Their kid is going to give Zaire Wade a run for his money.