December 6, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 7
Forgive the pun, but it’s hard to imagine a storm more perfect than the confluence of forces at work in this insane upcoming Kevin Durant Nike Basketball signature. The Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Weatherman’ capitalizes on the fourth KD sig’s synthetic construction in a way that demonstrates not only TPU snakescales that can look amazing with a printed graphic. Add in the fact that this shoe designed in tribute to a young child’s career aspirations, just happens to belong to the greatest player in Oklahoma City Thunder history (a new team formed in Durant’s second year and the only one in NBA history named after a meteorological phenomenon), is the kind of poetic timing that happens oh so rarely. And the Weatherman KD IV is drawing mainstream media attention for its distinctive style and story, this clip from the Weather Channel proving the shoe is much hotter right now than the chilly 39 registering in OKC at the time this segment was captured. Click through to see the video and let us know if your 10-day outlook includes the December 10th release date.
I don't think OKC qualifies as a "new team" since they're the renamed and relocated Seattle SuperSonics.
I wonder if people in Seattle feel connected to the Thunder. My guess is that if that city can ever figure out how to fund a new building, they'll end up with a new team, and then we'll be asking that whole Cleveland Browns question all over again.