The media, the internet and even the fans were not kind to Kevin Durant when he made the switch from Oklahoma City to that of Golden State. An unpopular move at the time and one that still inspires memes, jokes and ridicule, KD’s decision to do what was best for himself ultimately brewed a lot of hate sent his way.
It also inspired great play, an NBA Championship and an NBA Finals MVP trophy.
Rising above the hot air but still placing it right beneath his feet, the Nike KDX “Finals” speaks to the verbal and social media jabs thrown at the hardest player to guard in the whole NBA, putting said stingers right on the insoles of his championship sneaker. You may recall, but our own Nick DePaula and Matt Halfhill actually spoke to Nike KDX designer Leo Chang about turning the hate into greatness as he dealt with the negativity all year. You can listen to what Leo had to say below and you can also click here for more Nice Kicks Cast content.
More than a silver lining but actually a gold trophy, the very inspired Nike KDX “Finals” has started to surface at select retailers. Check ’em out in detail below.