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Durant’s Christmas-Day Kicks

by Darnell Mayberry Published: December 21, 2010

Kevin Durant never needs anything to help him stand out on the court.

But on Christmas Day, the Thunder’s star will shine brighter than any other player on the Thunder or the Denver Nuggets.

And it will be because of Durant’s shoes.

According to Dime Magazine, Durant will sport a special edition version of his latest signature shoe, the KD III, during Saturday’s nationally televised, 7 p.m. contest against the Nuggets. And the shoe is yellow.

Now, I’m on record of saying the latest installment of Durant’s signature shoe is the sweetest style yet. But I’m a fan of the all black variety. These yellow joints? Not so much. I’m not exactly sure why players wear such loud shoes whenever it’s a special occasion like a Christmas Day game or during All-Star Weekend. Perhaps it’s the shoe companies trying to bring as much attention to the shoe as possible. Maybe it works. Maybe it doesn’t. I’m blogging about it, so maybe I’m falling into the trap. But would a simpler but still specially-designed variation not generate the same buzz?

At any rate, it’s an interesting choice for Durant, who typically likes to be more low key.

I can only imagine what Carmelo Anthony might slip on his feet.


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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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