Kevin Durant is going from representing the red, white and blue to walking the red carpet.
Adding to a resume that already includes being a three-time NBA scoring champion and Olympic gold medalist, Durant was the star as his movie ''Thunderstruck'' premiered in Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district Sunday night. It opens in other theaters Friday.
Durant strolled down a red carpet in a black T-shirt, grey vest, white jeans and black sneakers to answer questions about his acting skills instead of the deadly shooting ability that propelled the Oklahoma City Thunder to the NBA Finals last season.
''Of course, people are going to look at it a little different because I'm a basketball player and I'm doing something different,'' Durant said. ''A basketball player is what I do. It's not really just solely who I am. I like to do other things.
''It's all about conquering your fears. That's one thing I did with this, stepping in front of a camera and people yelling `Action!' It's not the norm for me. I did something outside the box, and I'm glad it turned out pretty well.''
Durant was getting his first chance to see the completed project, which was shot in Louisiana during the NBA lockout last year and then during the season in Oklahoma City in January.
It also features Nickelodeon star Taylor Gray, Brandon T. Jackson from ''Big Momma's House'' and Jim Belushi. Gray plays a Thunder fan whose lack of basketball ability is magically switched with Durant's All-Star skill set.
''I'm just blessed. I'm just blessed to be alive, first of all. Blessed to be here, to have this opportunity,'' Durant said.
''Not too many people can say they starred in a movie as a basketball player, with a lot of different things they're juggling, but I'm glad I did it.''