TAG: Kevin Durant

Latest News / Aug 31, 2014 / 9:30 am

Report: Kevin Durant Near Record Nike Deal, As They Match Under Armour

Kevin Durant, Nike KD VI

The purported 10-year, $265-285 million deal Under Armour offered Kevin Durant was supposed to scare Nike or any other shoe brand away. But, at the last moment, Nike reportedly told Roc Nation, which represents KD, they’ll match the mega-deal, thereby keeping the 2014 NBA MVP in their stable of signature basketball players. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 27, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Despite Reports, Nike Can Still Match Under Armour’s Offer To Kevin Durant

Nike KD7 "Lightening Strike"

The sneaker war over 2014 NBA MVP, Kevin Durant, heat up last week when a report said Under Armour — until now, a bit player in basketball performance sneakers — had offered Durant between $265 and $285 million in a 10-year deal. The report said Nike would have to match the insane offer or possibly lose one of their marquee basketball names. News today indicated that because Nike still hadn’t matched the offer, KD was now with Under Armour. That story has been proven false. Read More »

Smack / Aug 25, 2014 / 1:00 pm

KD: “Thunderstruck” Was Worse Than “Kazaam”

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Kevin Durant says his 2012 movie “Thunderstruck” was worse than Shaquille O’Neal’s “Kazaam.”

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Latest News / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:26 pm

Report: Kevin Durant Informed Nike Under Armour Offered $265-285 Million

"Team Orange" Nike KD VI

After reports surfaced Under Armour had made Kevin Durant a grand-daddy offer of $325 million spread out over a decade, a report from Darren Rovell at ESPN today lowers that figure, but not so much as to fall under a quarter of a million dollars. Durant’s reps at Roc Nation, by letting Nike know the extent of UA’s offer — alleged to be between $265 and $285 million spread out over 10 years — allows them their contracturally obligated right to match the deal, Rovell adds. Read More »

Smack / Aug 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Kevin Durant On First Seeing 10-Year-Old Stephen Curry : “I Thought He Was White”

Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — During the NBA 2K Uncensored event yesterday, moderator Ernie Johnson asked the four players in attendence, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and NBA 2K15 cover athlete, Kevin Durant, whether they could remember the first time they heard about one of the other players on stage. The story Durant told about the first time he met a 10-year-old Stephen Curry had the players and most of those in attendance holding their sides with laughter. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA, Video Games / Aug 20, 2014 / 10:30 am

NBA 2K15 Uncensored: Durant Says He’s Best At Scoring & Talks Team USA

Kevin Durant NBA 2K Uncensored

Kevin Durant was sitting right next to James Harden when Harden said he was the best all-around player in the NBA. Durant had his turn to talk, too, during the NBA 2K Uncensored event, and he explained his decision to leave USA Basketball after training with them in Vegas, his video game peers and why he’s the best scorer in the NBA. Read More »

Dime Training, NBA / Aug 19, 2014 / 12:30 pm

How Carmelo Anthony Can Become One Of The Top Three Players In The World

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

We know this offseason saw Carmelo Anthony drop a noticeable amount of weight to act as a facilitator in the triangle offense Knicks president Phil Jackson is implementing next season. ‘Melo’s trainer even told the New York Post his client is attempting to become one of the top three players in the world. Here are the steps Anthony needs to take in order to be mentioned within that exalted triumvirate. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 16, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Roc Nation

Kevin Durant

The circumstances surrounding Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball last week have always been murky. The reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP officially cited mental and physical fatigue as means for his decision, but rumors immediately swirled that his looming endorsement switch from Nike to Under Armour was his primary justification. And just over a week later comes a report lending credence to that notion, plus much, much more. Read More »

Video / Aug 15, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Watch Foot Locker’s “Be The Baddest” Commercial Starring Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant (photo. Foot Locker YouTube)

Kevin Durant resonates with basketball fans unlike any other star in the NBA, and it’s easy to understand why. Despite his stance as one of the the rarest and best all-around athletes in the world, what sticks out most about KD’s game is simplicity. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 15, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Coach K: “You Don’t Replace Kevin Durant”

Kevin Durant

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski confirmed the notion that reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP Kevin Durant is irreplaceable. And though Krzyzewski has an unmatched wealth of talent at his disposal to pick up Durant’s slack, he hardly preached optimism at the conclusion of USA Basketball’s first training camp practice from Chicago yesterday. Read More »