When Oklahoma City hits the road, you can be sure that every arena they visit is going to be packed to see the reigning NBA MVP, Kevin Durant. People come from all over to watch one of the league’s most dangerous scoring threats put on a show. Anybody can make buckets in the NBA, but it takes a special talent to get them in any situation. Whether it’s taking a long-distance shot just for the sake of a heat check or a ferocious dunk to stop the opponent’s momentum or a game-winner with multiple defenders in his face, there is no scenario that Durant can’t handle.
Since his early days in Seattle to his dominant run in OKC, Durant has saved some of his best performances for enemy crowds to chew on. Durant has had multiple scoring games of 50 points or more in his career, including 52 points against the Mavericks in Dallas. And then there was his memorable 41-game streak last season of scoring 25 points or more that eclipsed Michael Jordan’s old mark of 40. This included a 48-point outburst against the Jazz in Utah and 51 points versus the Raptors in Toronto.
So far, Durant’s 2014-15 campaign has been hampered by injuries so we haven’t seen him wear the Nike KD7 all that much on the court. Once he gets into that groove though, you can expect KD to regain his MVP form and show sneakerheads why you should be hyped for his seventh signature shoe. One of the colorways we expect he will wear at some point this season is the “Blue Lacquer” colorway that was made for road games. And it just so happens to be available at Champs Sports locations.
Featuring a different take from away game colorways KD has worn in the past, the “Blue Lacquer” Nike KD7 uses the familiar blue hues — dubbed Light Blue Lacquer and Clearwater by Nike’s color team — of the Oklahoma City Thunder road uniforms and mixes it up with a unique lightning-inspired graphic on the Hyperposite material. The swoosh on the toe features the familiar pattern found on other KD7s with a contrasting white color-blocking. Total Orange can be found on the shoe’s Zoom Air Unit.
With more than half of the regular season left to go, there is still plenty of time for Durant and the Thunder to make a push for one of the playoff spots in the hyper-competitive Western Conference. Let’s just hope he looks good while doing so in the road “Lacquer Blue” KD7.
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