Two highlights for the price of one, courtesy of Kevin Durant.
The lights were on for a TNT national game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks. On one play, Thunder Forward Serge Ibaka got stripped by O.J. Mayo leading to a fast break. Mavericks Guard Darren Collison had a wide-open layup, or so he thought. Lurking behind him was Kevin Durant, who slowed himself down on purpose to size up Collison. Needless to say, the nearly 7-foot Durant blocked the shot off the glass and secured the rebound.
His long strides made it easy for Durant to go back downcourt with ease before jumping from the inner circle near the free throw line. Chris Kaman was patrolling the paint and jumped, not nearly matching the explosiveness of KD. Slam dunk; posterized!
Durant laced up the Nike KD 5 for this ankle-breaking moment. Much like past signature styles, the fifth version features a synthetic Hyperfuse upper and forefoot Zoom Air. This made the shoes durable for outdoor use, with extra responsiveness for forefoot first steppers. Max Air in the heel was added for impact protection when you do land on that section.