Maybe I was wrong? Coming into the NBA season, considering Kevin Durant had missed all but 27 games last season after winning the 2013-14 MVP, I figured he’d come out with a flourish. Remind everyone he is arguably the best player in the game. Turn back the clock to the spring of 2014 when he went next level with 25 or more points in 41 consecutive games. Tell the basketball world to chill with the Stephen Curry admiration for just a moment, that he, KD, was still only 27 years old and playing on one of the most talented teams in the NBA.
A few months into the season and what do we have? Golden State blitzed the NBA. Curry is otherworldly. And Durant has been…honestly, I’m not sure. He has been relatively quiet, perhaps a product of a recent hamstring injury that kept him out for six games. But despite all of that, he’s throwing up some absolutely incredible shooting numbers that no one is talking about simply because Curry is on God mode in NBA 2K. It’s time to appreciate.
Show love for the kicks, too. In 2014, we saw Kevin Durant blow past Kobe Bryant to become the Robin to LeBron‘s sneaker Batman, and now that he’s back near the top of the game, Durant’s hype is trending up. (It’s incredible that he’s already on his eighth signature sneaker.) The “Blackout” colorway for the KD 8 is dropping on Wednesday at Champs Sports and it has to be included among the best releases so far for the silhouette.
You can never go wrong with an all-black sneaker, especially when that shoe in question is the Nike KD 8 from Kevin Durant.