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Reports: Durant's 'adopted brother' shot, killed in Atlanta

Reuters logo Reuters 2019-03-21

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant's "adopted brother" and close friend Clifford Dixon was shot and killed outside of a metro Atlanta bar early Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Dixon, 32, was shot multiple times in a parking lot just after 1 a.m., police in Chamblee, Ga., confirmed. He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A suspect fled the scene on foot and no arrests have been made.

According to the Oklahoman, Durant's mother, Wanda Durant, took Dixon into the family's home when he was 16 years old.

Dixon was one of the friends Durant thanked during an emotional speech after being named the NBA Most Valuable Player for the 2013-14 season.

"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. "I thank you guys. I wouldn't be be here without you guys. This is our trophy, too."

Dixon, who played basketball at Western Kentucky from 2009-11, reportedly had been out celebrating his birthday.

--Field Level Media

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