Kevin Durant‘s 2013-2014 NBA season was undeniable. Tired of being second in a direct reference to LeBron James, KD dominated games single-handedly and was the proud owner of a 41-game scoring streak en route to his first MVP Award. Perhaps the most memorable moment of his season came during an emotional speech that’s now embedded in the internet’s meme culture under the ‘you the real MVP‘ phrase. After a disappointing season that saw Durant only play 27 games last year, Nike is taking us back to that memorable and uplifting MVP occasion with the Nike KD 8 “Suit”. Based on KD’s outfit during his speech, the KD 8 sees the Flyweave upper don Court Purple, Green Strike and hints of Bright Crimson in a vibrant aesthetic. Perhaps this is the Swoosh’s way of backing one of their top signatures stars, one who saw diminishing returns after ongoing foot problems had him ditching last year’s model. Here’s to hoping that KD can stay healthy throughout this upcoming 2015-2016 campaign, as we can’t wait to see what else the Nike KD 8 will bring in terms of on-court PEs. Grab this pair August 14th for $180.
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Nike KD 8 “Suit”
Color: Court Purple/Green Strike-Vivid Purple-Bright Crimson
Style Code: 749375-535
Release Date: 08/14/15