Kevin Durant to Become a Playable Character in 'Call of Duty'

Aside from being a force to reckon with on the basketball floor, Kevin Durant is also a tech imprint investor, media company owner and avid video game player. And now, he can add "playable video game character" to his resume as Activision has recognized the two-time NBA champion's latter pasttime by giving him his own skin in Call of Duty.

Avid CoD players had strong feelings that the elite, Phoenix Suns forward was going to be the game's newest operator as one of the buildings in the game were marked with an "Easy Money Sniper" spell-out nodding to Durant's Instagram handle. “The bundle includes two weapon blueprints that reference his iconic nicknames: the "Reap This" AR blueprint and the "Easy Money" sniper blueprint,” Call of Duty stated in a press release stated. “Both blueprints are built for the all-around Operator, just like how KD built himself up to be deadly all over the hardwood. "The bundle also includes a "deadly from downtown" finishing move, "b-ball" weapon charm, "ankle-breaker" loading screen, ‘hoops’ sticker, and the "KD baller" Animated Emblem."

KD's operator skin and bundle are expected to be available via the CoD store after the upcoming Season Three Reloaded update, which early reports have stated, could arrive on May 17.


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In other news, KD just signed a lifetime contract with Nike.