Former Longhorn Kevin Durant speaks to students at a campus event hosted by the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. Durant spoke with Daron Roberts, moderator of the event, about several topics, including his NBA career, the Olympics and his time at Texas.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center’s Grand Ballroom was full of people Friday afternoon. But just after the clock struck 4 p.m., every seat was empty.
When Longhorn legend Kevin Durant took the stage to begin his conversation with University students, he received a standing ovation and cheers boomed throughout the room.
“Kevin’s been wanting to come back and do something educational in a leadership space,” said Daron Roberts, the founder of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation and moderator of the event. “He only spent one year here, but he loves this place. I think it was special for him to see standing room only, students cheering.”