The game clock read 1.4 seconds in the 4th quarter. Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder were down one with the ball, and it was obvious where the rock was going.
With Thabo Sefolosha inbounding, KD flared out past James Harden / Kendrick Perkins double screens. He caught the ball feet behind the 3-point line, but there was no time to advance. Durant swayed his hips forward on a fadeaway that reached the bottom of the net. The Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd erupted in elation. The Thunder bench went to celebrate with the stoic Durant, who pounded his chest as if to say “I’m the man.”
The sneakers Kevin Durant wore for this highlight was the Nike KD 4. These shoes were a hit with sneakerheads as the glossy Hypefuse uppers served as a canvas for crazy prints like pearls, a weather-map, and Nerf-colored styling. The low-cut design carried over from the 3. This combines with the Zoom Air unit in the forefoot for a quick and responsive ride.
KD rocked a Photo Blue version of his 4th signature shoe for this moment, which is currently unavailable.
Cover image via News OK.