Kevin Durant announced that he will continue to represent his national team in their future endeavours, according to 

Durant, who currently plays for Oklahoma City, committed himself to the USA national team for the World Cup in Spain next year. 

The announcement was made after Wednesday's practise session and Durant was not alone in pledging his future to the national side. Joined by Minnesota Timberwolves centre Kevin Love, the NBA pair stated they were more than happy to continue to represent their country.

Durant said in the conference: "It's an opportunity to represent my country... and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to playing against the best in the world and playing with the best in the world."

The 24-year-old who stands at 6ft 9in tall, set a new Olympic record in London last summer when he netted 156 points. 

Such news will be received well by American fans of the sport as Durant is widely regarded as one of the hottest properties in world basketball. 

The managing director of the USA national team labelled the Oklahoma City man "the face of USA basketball going forward." 

He went on to add: "He loves to compete, he has a passion for the game, he's won a lot of gold medals, he's just going to win more.. we hope."

USA's head coach Mike Krzyzewski, to whom Durant broke the news of his intentions on Tuesday night, was pleased with the player's early conviction.

He said: "Today was a huge day for Kevin Durant and Kevin Love to announce their commitment going forward. The more we learn about who we might have helps us in making decisions about who we need to add."


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