Kevin Durant's 'adopted brother' killed in Atlanta shooting

Florence Fletcher
March 22, 2019

Dixon, who dated Mena for 10 months in a relationship that found them both arrested for a domestic dispute, was also childhood friends with Kevin Durant and was said to be part of the National Basketball Association star's inner circle.

The NBA is a brotherhood, and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sent his prayers to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant after the 2014 MVP lost his adopted brother in a tragedy on Thursday. East wrote, adding that he always remembered seeing Dixon with Durant. The 32-year-old was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital.

"Though Cliff will be on KD's mind tonight and for the rest of the season it's more than just dedicating the rest of the season or tonights game in Cliff's honor".

"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 wouldn't be be here without you guys. At the time of this report, it remains unclear whether Dixon was specifically targeted.

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He played at Western Kentucky University in 2010-2011, and he played overseas.

Cliff Dixon was shot and killed outside of an Atlanta club while his close friends were gathering to celebrate his 32nd birthday. "Chamblee Investigators are actively working the case and following up on all available leads.If you have any information, please call the Chamblee Police Department at 770-986-5005, and ask to speak with Lt. Chris Newberry or call Atlanta Crime Stoppers at the number below".

Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Dixon family.

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