Warriors Kevin Durant, other famous Bay Area names honored on TIME's 100 list

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Warriors star Kevin Durant is among the top 100 influential people in the world, according to TIME Magazine's annual list released on Thursday. And several other famous Bay Area names join KD on that list. (AP Photos)

Warriors star Kevin Durant is among the top 100 influential people in the world, according to TIME Magazine's annual list released on Thursday.

TIME's list of "100 Most Influential People" of 2018 includes the categories of pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans.

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Several other famous Bay Area names join KD on that list.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi also gets the honor, cited for her work to advance equity and opportunity for women. "When I ran for leadership, they would say things like, who said she could run. As if I needed anybody's permission," Pelosi said.

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, is also among the 100. He's honored for building the conditions for colonization on Mars and re-imagining the private space industry.

Oakland native Ryan Coogler makes the list. His film "Black Panther" has grossed nearly $700 million domestically, making it the second fastest money maker of all time.

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Coogler is called a person with extraordinary talent, yes. But also one with a spirit of integrity," said a tribute to the director.

Last but not least is Warriors star Kevin Durant. The tribute to KD says he not just "an incredible basketball player; he's an incredible human too." He's committing $10 million to help disadvantaged kids go to college.

Durant responded on Twitter Thursday, saying, "Big honor for me to be on this year's #TIME100 list. Thanks @cue for the kind words!"

Cue of course is Eddy Cue, the Apple executive often found court-side at Warriors games.

He wrote the tribute to KD. In fact, each honoree's tribute is written by someone very interesting in themselves.

Click here to see the full TIME 100 list.
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