With a few All-Star appearances under his belt, Kevin Durant was ready to win MVP honors in 2012.
This didn’t come easy though as his years-long rival LeBron James matched KD point for point. Durant was his typical productive self, nailing long threes while crushing one-handed dunks. In the end, Durant’s west squad prevailed 152-149 with KD and LeBron tying for a game-high 36 points. The W ultimately led to Durant hoisting the MVP trophy for the first (but not last time.)
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 the “Galaxy” version of his 4th signature for this moment, which you can find here.
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