Kevin Durant’s “Adopted Brother” Fatally Shot Outside Atlanta Bar
Clifford Dixon was 32-years-old.
Clifford Dixon, who Warriors forward Kevin Durant reportedly considered his “adopted brother,” was fatally shot outside an Atlanta-area bar on Thursday. He was 32-years-old.
Dixon arrived at the SL Lounge on Budford Highway for a his birthday celebration and was standing in the parking lot when he was shot multiple times just after 1 a.m., according to Chamblee police. He was transported by first responders to Grady Hospital where we was pronounced dead, Sports Illustrated reported.
The suspect fled the scene on foot.
Dixon was reportedly taken in by Durant’s mother, Wanda Pratt, when he was 16 years old.
The Durant family extends our deepest condolences & prayers to Cliff’s mother, siblings, family & friends. 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 #CliffDixon RIP pic.twitter.com/QuIRt0hIIu
— Wanda Durant (@MamaDurant) March 21, 2019
He was one of the friends Durant acknowledged during his emotional speech after being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player during the 2013-2014 season, SI noted.
“You keep me every day,” Durant said in his speech. “There are days I come home upset after a game or a practice and you just brighten my day up. I thank you guys. I wouldn’t be be here without you guys. This is our trophy, too.”