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KEVIN DURANT

Kevin Durant, aka KD and ‘Durantula’, is the youngest of the three Nike Basketball signature athletes. His Zoom KD signature line is designed by Nike designer Leo Chang; the Zoom KD is most recognized for its low price-point – a product detail specified by Kevin himself. Kevin is currently the star player of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and has won three consecutive NBA Scoring Titles from 2010 to 2012.

Kevin Durant in Nike Flyknit Trainer “Volt”

August 16th, 2012 by | 5 comments

kevin durant nike flyknit trainers Kevin Durant in Nike Flyknit Trainer Volt

Kevin Durant spend some free time in New York City this week after checking “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” off his list of things to do, but it looks like he’s still in that Team USA state of mind as he was spotted in the streets in Nike x USA gear. Wearing a Nike Running half-zip top and Volt colorway of the Nike Flyknit Trainer+, Durant looks like he could very well be in Olympic mode, but instead he’s taking a much needed vacation before he heads over to China to tour around the country and offer up some basketball clinics to the youth. A full shot of KD in the Flyknits below, so take a look and let us know what you think.

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Coolrainz x Nike “Relive The Dream” Figurines

August 13th, 2012 by | 7 comments

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All of yesterday’s Olympic excitement was capped off by a nice recap of a Dream Team Showcase at a Nike Basketball location in South Korea. If you managed to flip through the gallery of images, you would’ve spotted some interesting figurines modeled after Nike Basketball’s Big Three – Kobe, LeBron, and KD. Turns out it was a Nike-commissioned project, in which they tapped the skills of South Korean toy-maker Coolrainz (they’ve worked together before); a total of six models were made (two of each player), with one in complete Team USA and sig shoe gear and another all-black version with white facial hair and Nike Sportswear apparel. A detailed gallery of the figurines are just below, so take a look and let us know what you think!

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Kevin Durant Debuts Nike Zoom KD V

August 12th, 2012 by | 26 comments

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As we wrap up the current cycle of signature shoes and the last of the remaining releases hit stores, we lay out a fresh new doormat and welcome in the next installments of LeBron, Kobe, KD, CP3, Melo, and Fly Wade for the upcoming 2012-2013 NBA Season. Yesterday, we were given a nice helping of fresh new kicks as LeBron James debuted his LeBron X during Sunday morning’s Gold Medal game (as did Chris Paul his CP3.VI), but Kevin Durant actually had his fellow Gold Medalists beat by about a month; Durant participated in a commercial shoot for NBA 2K13 while wearing the NBA 2K13, and although the full commercial won’t go on air until later on, we caught some clear viewings of the Nike Zoom KD V that will be featured in that upcoming ad.

After catching a glimpse of the KD V in catalog image form earlier this year, this first real-world view of the V reveals some interesting details; first off, the Adaptive Fit strap has been removed in favor of a unique boot-like construction using a non-traditional tongue, the pronounced heel-counter should serve as an added stability feature for KD (who likes shoes tight-fitting), and the high-cut tongue and lower heel adds some visual flair in a manner similar to the Lunar Hyperdunk+ and LeBron 9. We’ll keep you updated on the Zoom KD V as Nike prepares for the official unveiling later this year, but check out the images below and let us know what you think of the next step in Durant’s growing Nike saga below!

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Dream Team Showcase at Nike Basketball South Korea

August 12th, 2012 by | 4 comments

dream team showcase korea 0 Dream Team Showcase at Nike Basketball South Korea

This past Wednesday, the Nike Basketball retail store in South Korea transformed a chunk of its space into Dream Team headquarters – a full-on showcase of Team USA hooping from ’92 to ’12. Along with the retrospective set-up, the current 2012 squad was also given its shine as a number of patrons gathered for the raffle-release of the Nike Zoom KD IV ‘USA’ which was also head during the opening launch of the Dream Team Showcase. If you’re in the area of Hoop City in South Korea, the showcase will be up until August 15th, so check out the highlights below if you can’t check it out for yourself! Photos: IST

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20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Zoom KD IV (2011)

August 11th, 2012 by | 3 comments

zoom kd iv 2011 bball 0 20 Years Of Nike Basketball Design: Zoom KD IV (2011)

Nike Basketball’s sensational trio of signature athletes has to get some recognition as part of its 20 Year Retrospective, right? Kevin Durant’s meteoric rise to superstardom is all substance and no filler – an organic humility that designer Leo Chang transferred over to the Nike Zoom KD IV; Chang describes the design of of the KD IV as a “shoe that’s stripped down to his essence – nothing less, nothing more”, so as he heard Durant’s demands of a shoe that’s “light and tight”, Adaptive Fit was created to the lower-cut build, allowing KD to adjust the tightness to his own liking and essentially making the KD IV an all-positions, all-skill shoe. The details in the shoe are worth noting as well, as the many ‘easter eggs’ carved into the design pay tribute to some special figures in KD’s life. More of the KD IV below, so stay tuned for the next and final installment of Nike Basketball: 1992-2012!

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Insider Access To USA Men’s Basketball

August 2nd, 2012 by | 1 comment

team usa access Insider Access To USA Mens Basketball

Just what goes on inside the minds of the greatest basketball players and coaches in the world? As we watch Team USA continue to maintain the Gold American standard, the members of the team sat down and providing some inside access and insight to training, preparation, and the footwear behind fueling the Team USA mission. Check out the great video of Team USA filling us in with their thoughts on the Olympic level of competition below and let us know if this 2012 team is indeed the best of all-time!

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Team USA vs. Brazil Exhibition Game Recap

July 17th, 2012 by | 5 comments

team usa vs brazil exhibition Team USA vs. Brazil Exhibition Game Recap

To cap off the 2012 Nike World Basketball Festival in Washington DC, Team USA Basketball hosted the Brazil National Team at the Verizon Center for a double-header showcase of exhibition match-ups as a warm-up to the upcoming Olympics Games. Starting the night off, Team USA Womens Basketball faced off against Brazil’s Womens Basketball squad and without surprise, USA pulled off a blow-out victory by 32 points led by point guard Lindsay Whalen. After the women’s match-up, the Men took the court, but Team USA Mens Basketball didn’t have the same fortune as their Womens counterpart did as they trailed by 10 at on point in the game. However, Team USA regrouped thanks to some clutch buckets by LeBron James and the defense by Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Tyson Chandler, and Team USA eked out a victory by a considerably narrow margin.

One of the highlights of the night was the arrival of President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden; The First Couple were placed on the arena “Kiss Cam”, but embarrassingly enough, President Obama was left hanging. Redemption would be had as the President and the First Lady shared a kiss later when the “Kiss Cam” returned in the Fourth Quarter. All-in-all, it was a night of great basketball entertainment in the Nation’s Capitol, so check out the recap of the night’s game below and don’t forget to look through our thorough recap of the Nike World Basketball Festival! Photos: USA Basketball

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