December 31, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
You could argue that at this point in their careers, KD is a better player than KG, but there’s little question who’s built a more enduring legacy. Taking nothing from Durant, of course, but Garnett is still the most respected ‘Kevin’ in the Association. Winning the Larry O’Brien trophy gets you that, and a long history of dope signature sneakers doesn’t hurt.
KG paved the way for spindly ‘post’ players like Durant to float out on the perimeter, and did so in shoes like the Nike Air 3 LE. Formerly ‘Air Max Garnett III’, this wavy retro is back in a blacked-out colourway that really doesn’t use any colour, but still lets the Air 3’s signature gradient textiles shine. Grab a pair from atmos NYC.