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.
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.
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:
Their kid is going to give Zaire Wade a run for his money.