You’ve known him by a number of nicknames over the years – KD, The Durantula, Slim Reaper and more – but Kevin Durant’s calling card has always been getting buckets. From the streets of the DMV to the heart of Texas, from the Pacific Northwest back to Middle America, Durant has been dropping bombs at each of his basketball homes.
It wasn’t always easy, of course. Durant was blessed with other-worldly athleticism, size, and nimbleness, but years of practice and hard work made him the player he is today. Contrary to popular belief, splashing jumpers from 30-plus feet and blowing by defenders like they’re standing still comes from countless hours of practice and hard work. Genetics can only take you so far – KD’s drive helped take him the rest of the way.
He’s a standout guy and a standout player – you can see it in his footwear. Durant’s fascination with weather was tied in to the Nike KD7’s overarching theme of thunder and lightning, and this weather-centric colorway continues that tradition. The “Weatherman” KD7, arriving soon at a Champs Sports near you, combines the bright colors of Doppler radar with eye-catching design. With warm weather ahead of us, it feels like the perfect time to pick up some kicks with a warmly-tinted vibe. These fit the bill nicely.
In celebration of this release, we’re running it back from KD’s early days ‘til present, chronicling his ascent to the NBA’s scoring elite. How did Durant become the game’s deadliest scorer? Read on to find out.
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