According a police report, Clifford Dixon who is NBA star Kevin Durant’s adopted brother arrived to 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. First responders arrived on the scene and transported Dixon to Grady Hospital where we was pronounced dead. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
Dixon was only 32 years old.
Dixon was taken in by Durant’s mother, Wanda Pratt, when he was 16 years old. Dixon was one of the friends Durant acknowledged during his speech after being named the NBA’s MVP during the 2013-2014 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 during his speech. “I thank you guys. I wouldn’t be be here without you guys. This is our trophy, too.”
Dixon also played basketball at Western Kentucky college basketball player who also played overseas.