Kevin Durant Day parade celebrates hometown MVP

A parade to celebrate NBA Finals MVP and Prince George's County native Kevin Durant was held in Seat Pleasant on Thursday.

The Kevin Durant Day parade began at 10 a.m. at the Judith P. Hoyer Montessori School located at 929 Hill Road in Landover. The parade traveled down Seat Pleasant Drive to Addison Road and lasted about an hour.

Durant, 28, grew up in Seat Pleasant and was selected second overall in the 2007 NBA draft.

A year ago, he was considered the NBA's most coveted free agent. Locals had hoped he would sign with the hometown Washington Wizards. Instead, Durant joined Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the NBA Finals and Durant claimed the league's NBA Finals MVP award.

County Executive Rushern L. Baker and Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant were in attendance. The parade was held to celebrate his accomplishments on the court as well as his commitment to his hometown community.

The Team Durant AAU Basketball team, the Central High School ROTC, and marching bands from schools across the area participated.

Originally, a festival was scheduled to follow the parade but was canceled due to scheduling conflicts.