Packing the ball over a legit shot-blocker can be risky, but can also add to your career highlight reel. The latter was the case for Kevin Durant’s when he challenged one of the great weakside defenders of the time in Roy Hibbert.
KD’s Oklahoma City Thunder team was down early in the half when he flared between off-ball screens to get the rock. After resetting near half-court, Durant sized up Paul George and drove past him easily. Durant’s teammates were isolated out, leaving a wide open lane to the rim. Hibbert pivoted over to contest and went vertical as he was adept at doing. Durant just had more spring to his step though and rose above Hibbert’s outstretched arms to pack one.
The force almost toppled Roy to the floor, as he had to adjust his balance to avoid further embarrassment. The death stare from Durant put a capper on this moment.
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.