With Kevin Durant’s speed and height, one-man fast breaks are a nightmare for the opponent. The Atlanta Hawks learned this the hard way in a 2015 game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
A sloppy Hawks possession in this game led to an easy Durant steal. Kevin then raced down the court with his deceptive speed. Hawks Guard Kyle Korver tried to get in his path but a KD eurostep left him in the dust. Kent Bazemore tried to sneak from behind for a block but was no match for the vertical jump and wingspan of Durant. The Slim Reaper packed a dunk with his right hand, while Bazemore ducked for cover in mid-air.
The sneakers Kevin Durant laced up for this highlight was the Nike KD 6. This is one of the lowest-cut sneakers in the KD line. The collar along with the asymmetrical lacing drew visual comparisons to soccer cleats. What carried over from the KD 5 was the heel Air and forefoot Zoom Air set up for added impact protection and responsiveness. A Hyperfuse upper featured Flywire strands embedded into the plastic material. This provided durability as well as added lockdown for a 1-to-1 fit.
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