Kevin Durant, undoubtedly this offseason’s most sought after NBA free agent, has made his “decision” official. He posted a letter on The Players’ Tribune on Monday morning and announced he is leaving the Thunder and signing with the Warriors.
Nike may have started off as a company focused on selling running shoes to Americans, but it’s built a legacy on taking over the basketball market. NBA legends such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and Penny Hardaway have all had memorable sneakers over the years, which have become the literal foundation that much of modern-day Nike is built on.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double. Kevin Durant was firing on all cylinders. The team was jelling, and they were close to doing what had once seemed impossible: knocking off the best team in NBA regular season history.
The KD 8 has taken somewhat of a backseat recently, thanks to all the buzz surrounding the Elite version and KD 9, but Nike is still pumping out colorways of Kevin Durant’s current sneaker model. The latestcolorway to emerge uses a sabertooth tiger theme, and comes dressed in orange, black, and light brown.
It’s the holy grail of NBA 2K16—the ever elusive, oh-so-satisfying, “green release” jump shot.
Only 43 games into his rookie season, we’ve learned that Kristaps Porzingis can light up opponents just as easily as he can light up a cash register.