Kevin Durant’s ‘Adopted Brother Clifford Dixon Dies In Shooting At Atlanta Club

Written by on March 22, 2019

Fourth Estate Staff

Atlanta, GE, United States (4E) – Kevin Durant’s “adopted brother” and close friend Clifford Dixon was fatally shot outside a nightclub in Atlanta on Thursday morning.

According to the Chamblee Police Department, Dixon was at the SL Lounge to celebrate his birthday when he was shot multiple times at around 1:17 a.m. ET in the parking lot. He was immediately transported to Grady Hospital where he died.

The police are still looking for the gunman who was said to have fled the crime scene on foot, FOX5 Atlanta reported.

On Thursday, Durant played with the Golden State Warriors against the Indiana Pacers. Although he played with a “heavy heart,” Durant managed to score 15 points, six assists and three blocked shots, helping the Warriors win 112-89 against the Pacers, CBS News reported.

Warriors guard Quinn Cook was also a close friend of Dixon’s. All three of them grew up in the same Washington D.C. and Maryland area.

Durant considered Dixon as his “adopted brother” as he was taken in by Durant’s mom, Wanda, when he was 16 years old. Durant included Dixon in his MVP speech in 2014, 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.”

On Twitter, Durant’s mother said Dixon’s death is an “incredible loss” for all of them.

“Our family was an extension of his & we shared wonderful memories. His transition is an incredible loss for all of us who loved him, he will be missed dearly,” she wrote.

Dixon, like Durant, played basketball as well. He played for the Western Kentucky University during the 2009-2010 season. He went on to play overseas in Brazil, Mexico, and Austria.

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