February 12th, 2013 by John Kim
It didn’t take long for Kevin Durant to make his mark in the NBA. Upon entering the league with the Seattle Sonics, the second overall selection of the 2007 Draft proved he was one of the best scorers in the league by dropping 20 a game, and after a change in scenery from the Pac-Northwest to the Midwest in OKC, his scoring marks went up a quarter in his sophomore year. By his third season, Kevin Durant established himself as a shoo-in to the mid-season All-Star Game, and by the fourth, he became a permanent fixture in the Starting roster. As he embarks on a sixth appearance in All-Star Weekend (his fourth overall All-Star Game) this weekend, let’s take a look back at all the sneakers he’s worn during the star-studded affair.
Kevin Durant signed a contract with Nike upon entering the league, but his first signature shoe didn’t arrive immediately. Even when it did, the Zoom KD didn’t gain any real steam until the KD II, but with the low price-point, the Zoom KD line didn’t have that appeal like the higher-priced Kobe and LeBron did. The sudden outburst in popularity in the Nike Zoom KD IV established the KD line as a must-have item rather than a ‘cheaper’ alternative, and the excitement around the upcoming Nike KD V ‘All-Star’ is proof that Durant’s future with Nike is as bright as ever. If you’ve forgotten what he’s worn the in the past, begin this Retrospective feature below.
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