Kevin Durant is Nike 4 Life
It was on April 28th that 2 time NBA Champion & 13 time all star, and current Phoenix Sun, Kevin Durant, has signed a lifetime deal with Nike. This isn’t very surprising news to me, since he’s on his 16th signature model and there’s only 2 other guys to have done that before him, His Airness and LeBron James. If you look at KD’s history, his relationship with Nike goes back to at least his high school days at Montrose Christian School. He wore the Nike Air Max Enforcer & the Huarache 2K6 throughout most of his 1 and only season with the Texas Longhorns. Then in 2007 Durant was the 2nd overall pick to the Seattle SuperSonics, and he made the no brainer decision to sign with Nike. Throughout his rookie year he wore multiple Sonics themed PE’s before he got his own shoe his sophomore season. The KD 1 is always overlooked when talking about his going on 16 year old line. The following season the Sonics moved down to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder but it wasn't until Durant’s third shoe that things really started taking off for his signature line. Fast forward to today, KD is on the Suns and we are about to get his 16th signature shoe and with this lifetime deal we are bound to new KD’s for many years to come.
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Nike Air Max Enforcer
The KD 1
The KD III
The KD 16