Clifford Dixon a former Western Kentucky basketball player and "adoptive brother" of Kevin Durant, was shot and killed outside a bar in Atlanta, early Thursday morning.
Dixon was having an event to celebrate his birthday, when we was in the parking lot of the bar and was shot multiple time. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported Dixon to Grady Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to reports by Sports Illustrated, the shooter got away on foot.
In their youth, Durant's mother took Dixon in when he was 16 years old. In Durant's 2013-2014 MVP win, he acknowledged Dixon for keeping him grounded saying,
"You keep me every day. There are days I come home upset after a game or a practice and you just brighten my day up," Durant said during his speech. "I thank you guys. I wouldn’t be be here without you guys. This is our trophy, too.”
Sending prayers to the Dixon and Durant family.
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