In what both teams intended to be a night of healing, the Lakers and Kings — along with T-Mobile Arena, AEG and MGM Resorts International — donated the proceeds of the game to benefit victims, families and first responders impacted by the tragic mass shooting on Oct. 1.
We want to make sure that evil and hate don’t stop us from coming to Las Vegas because this is a great city, and we live in a great country, added Johnson, who thanked the first responders and asked fans to lock arms and say a prayer for the victims and their families. It doesn’t matter the color of your skin, it doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican, we have to come together and support everybody who was involved, so make sure that you continue to pray for those families. It is very, very important.
Enter the Durant Co., which was started up before his final year in Oklahoma City. The company has invested between $50,000 and $2 million into more than 30 companies, including microlender Acorns and delivery service Postmates.
How much Durant is actually involved in the deal, besides the funding capital, varies.
Just because there’s a deal with the Durant Co. doesn’t mean you get automatically get Kevin Durant, the spokesperson, but you do get Kevin Durant, the businessman, Kleiman said.
With Durant and the Warriors on top of the NBA world, Kleiman said he and Durant are seeing incredible deal flow, vetted by Silicon Valley’s best, but at least on this investment, it’s about two different types of dough.