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Kicks On Court: Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Others Sport Mardi Gras PEs

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Mardi Gras may be over, but tones of purple, green and gold dominated last night’s on-court footwear in the NBA. Kevin Durant scored 42 points and Russell Westbrook recorded the second fastest triple double in NBA history while wearing Mardi Gras renditions of the Nike KD VI and the Air Jordan XX8 SE, respectively. Stephen Curry and Kent Bazemore laced up Under Armour Anatomix Spawn Mari Gras PEs, while the Jordan Brand combination of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin sported Mardi Gras-inspired Jordan CP3.VIIs and Jordan Super.Fly 2s, respectively.

View these kicks on court, plus P.J. Tucker’s latest Kobe 9 debut, below.

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A Complete History of Kevin Durant’s All-Star Sneakers

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Has Kevin Durant taken over the reigns as the best player in the NBA? It depends who you ask, but regardless of rank, he’s certainly in the conversation. As KD enters the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend as the frontrunner for regular season MVP honors, we take a look back a the kicks he’s laced up over the course of his six previous All-Star Weekend appearances. Let us know your favorite ASW KDs in the comment section.

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Kicks On Court: Kevin Durant Debuts “Aunt Pearl” Nike KD VI

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Following yesterday’s debut of retros, such as the “Laney” Air Jordan 5 and the “Heat” Nike Air Zoom Flight The Glove, we witness yet another debut; this time in the

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Nike KD VI “Illusion” Detailed Images

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Kevin Durant earning another All-Star nod was no surprise. The guy is pretty much unstoppable these days, making a case for being one of the best scorers to ever play the game on a nightly basis. Getting geared up for New Orleans, the Nike KD VI “Illusion” is full of flavor, packing a printed upper atop a glow-in-the-dark sole. Handdrawn imagery appears all over the exterior, while a graphic lining adds to the “Gumbo” recipe. Get a detailed look at the Nike KD VI “Illusion” in the gallery above and mark your calendar for a February 14th release date.

Forbes Highlights LeBron James and Kevin Durant’s Best-Selling Signature Sneakers

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LeBron James and Kevin Durant are almost certainly the two best basketball players in the world today, and they are also the two best sneaker sellers. Forbes recently reported the individual signature sneaker sales numbers in the United States for 2013, revealing that King James and the Durantula are head and shoulders above everyone else. LeBron sold $300 million worth of his signatures shoes in ’13, while KD did $175 million. Even though LBJ’s numbers nearly double second place, Durant’s kicks achieved the largest increase from the year before: up 400% from the $35 million he did in the U.S. in 2012 thanks to his low-top Nike KD VI. James’ Nike LeBron 11 flattened from 2012′s Nike LeBron X, as did Kobe’s Nike and Derrick Rose’s adidas line.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are almost certainly the two best basketball players in the world today, and they are also the two best sneaker sellers. Forbes recently reported the individual signature sneaker sales numbers in the United States for 2013, revealing that King James and the Durantula are head and shoulders above everyone else. LeBron sold $300 million worth of his signatures shoes in ’13, while KD did $175 million. Even though LBJ’s numbers nearly double second place, Durant’s kicks achieved the largest increase from the year before: up 400% from the $35 million he did in the U.S. in 2012 thanks to his low-top Nike KD VI. James’ Nike LeBron 11 flattened from 2012′s Nike LeBron X, as did Kobe’s Nike and Derrick Rose’s adidas line.

LeBron James and Kevin Durant are almost certainly the two best basketball players in the world today, and they are also the two best sneaker sellers. Forbes recently reported the individual signature sneaker sales numbers in the United States for 2013, revealing that King James and the Durantula are head and shoulders above everyone else. LeBron sold $300 million worth of his signatures shoes in ’13, while KD did $175 million. Even though LBJ’s numbers nearly double second place, Durant’s kicks achieved the largest increase from the year before: up 400% from the $35 million he did in the U.S. in 2012 thanks to his low-top Nike KD VI. James’ Nike LeBron 11 flattened from 2012′s Nike LeBron X, as did Kobe’s Nike and Derrick Rose’s adidas line.

Overall, Nike and Jordan Brand monopolized the basketball footwear industry in 2013 with a 92% share. Adidas came in at a distant second with 5.5%, while Reebok’s 1.4% and Under Armour’s 0.7% held court. See a list of the top signature sneaker sellers below, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for everything sneakers.

Kicks On Court: Kevin Durant Ends 30-Point Streak in Nike KD VI ‘Year of the Horse’ iD

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Kevin Durant’s streak of 30-points games ended last night although not one player on the Brooklyn roster could guard him. Go figure.

After scoring 26 points in just 30 minutes, Durant’s streak ended at 12 games when Coach Scott Brooks subbed him out of blowout win against the Nets late in the third quarter on Friday night. Therefore, Durant’s debut of his brand new Chinese New Year was cut short. Nevertheless, the Nike KD VI ‘Year of the Horse’ iD PE was the most head-turning shoe on the Barclays Center hardwood last night. KD’s iD PE. This colorway of Durant’s sixth signature shoe, in which Nike refers to as ‘Harmony,’ features a vivid combination of Blue Hero, University Gold, University Red and Court Purple.

Fans will be able to customize a pair of ‘Year of the Horse’ KD VI iDs on Feb 10 exclusively at NIKEiD.

RELATED: Kevin Durant Sheds Light on Nike KD VI Elite

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Kicks On Court: KD & LeBron Battle in New PEs

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MVP candidates and signature shoe standouts Kevin Durant and LeBron James faced off last night in South Beach. King James captured the scoring column, dropping a game high 34 points in a combo of PE takes on the Nike LeBron 11 and Nike Zoom Soldier VII silos. Ultimately, Kevin Durant won the matchup, taking home the W and continuing his scoring streak in a new Nike KD VI PE.

While the stars shined the brightest last night, the rest of the league’s elite managed to kick it nicely. Dwyane Wade pulled out a PE pair of his new Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 model, while Tony Wroten went with red-hot OG Jordans. Check out the best footwear moments from last night’s NBA action and let us know who brought it the hardest in the comment section.

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Still Streaking: Kevin Durant’s 30-Point Performance Stretch in the Nike KD VI

Kevin Durant's 30-Point Performance Stretch in the Nike KD VI

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Kevin Durant is on fire. The humble hero has embarked on a current 12-game stretch of dropping 30 or more points night in and night out. Leading the Thunder without fellow All-Star Russell Westbrook, Durant’s dominated the scoring column with a multitude of impressive performances.Still streaking and forever thankful, Durant has got it done in the Nike KD VI. While an array of colorways have kept the shoe relevant on the retail end, so far this season he’s stuck with a few favorite colorways. Take a look at pics, kicks and clips from his scoring run on the pages below.

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