Kevin Durant turns 27 today

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Kevin Durant turns 27 today
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 24: NBA player Kevin Durant attends the game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - MARCH 29 : Kevin Durant #3 of the West moves the ball against the East during the 2006 McDonald's All American High School Basketball game at Cox Arena on March 29, 2006 in San Diego, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2006 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

It's been a bit since he's been in the public eye, but the Oklahoma City Thunder star appears recovered and ready to dominate again in his ninth NBA season. Kevin Durant turns 27 today, and he's hoping this year is his best one yet.

It'll be an eventful season in OKC for sure, with Billy Donavon taking the reigns after the firing of Scott Brooks. Presumably fully healthy for the first time since his MVP 2013-14 campaign, Durant is still the likely second-best player in the NBA only to LeBron James -- but with 22-year-old Anthony Davis quickly approaching.

Paired with Russell Westbrook, who took extreme personal strides as the team's alpha dog last season, Durant has every reason to return to All-Star status -- though his work will be cut out for him in the brutally competitive Western Conference.

Click through the gallery above to see photos of KD throughout his career, and watch the video below to see highlights from Durant's recent visit to Berlin.

NBA Superstar Kevin Durant Visits Berlin

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