Love is in the air for Oklahoma City Thunder baller Kevin Durant and WNBA star Monica Wright. After meeting back in 2006 as McDonald’s All Americans, the pair remained friends, and are now reportedly engaged.

Durant, who once tweeted about needing “a basketball playing girlfriend” like Love & Basketball heroine Monica Wright, found just that in the Minnesota Lynx star.

According to reports, Durant popped the question on July 6 and Wright confirmed the engagement after her Minnesota Lynx victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday night.

Although the couple were close friends, many weren’t aware they were also dating. In fact, a Fox Sports article in May spoke about their close friendship, but did not speak of a romance.

Back then Wright described Durant as having a “heart of gold” and “a really compassionate guy.”

Looks like they both found what they were looking for. Congrats to the happy couple!

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  • noirluv45

    Congrats to them! Black love is a beautiful thing.

  • SayWhat

    Congratulations, much success to you in the future

  • opinionatedgal

    Awesome! Love this story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats to this couple!

  • Congrats to the two of them

  • bob

    He still young bet you he still has sex with groupies with the big booties

    • Anthony

      @Bob, maybe he does have a thing for big booty groupies, maybe, just maybe, he not interested in slidding between every pair of open legs he comes across.