TAG: Kevin Durant

NBA, sponsored01 / Sep 18, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Equalizer Part 3: The Dominating Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Don’t call him Slim Reaper. Despite Kevin Durant‘s reluctance to embrace any nickname other than a simple “KD” the OKC sharpshooter headlines the final entrant in a three-part series where we’ll give you the NBA players who best represent an “Equalizer,” a person who levels the playing field so everyone gets a fair shake. There aren’t many players capable of navigating the various obstacles blocking the bath to equanimity in the most dire of on-court situations, but our three Equalizers certainly fit the bill — both on and off the court.   Read More »

Latest News / Sep 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Kevin Durant Says Karl Malone Calls Him Up When He’s Struggling

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant‘s had a busy summer. First, he made a somewhat controversial decision to drop out of the FIBA World Cup, citing physical and mental exhaustion. After that, Under Armour and Nike got into a bidding war for his services. Durant ultimately chose to stay with the swoosh. As he prepares for the start of a new season, Durant sat down with Esquire for an interview, and talked how about he’s developing a close friendship with Karl Malone. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Sep 15, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Durant Says Allen Iverson Is “Pound For Pound The Best” In Instagram Post

Kevin Durant, Allen Iverson

It’s only natural that today’s NBA generation would idolize 2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson. The twentysomething superstars of 2014 were still in their formative basketball years as The Answer rose to such rare heights in the late 1990s and early 2000s, surely influenced by Iverson’s flair, attitude, and, most importantly, success. Kevin Durant counts himself among that group, as the reigning MVP confirmed on Instagram yesterday by calling Iverson “pound for pound the best.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »

Video Games / Sep 9, 2014 / 10:15 am

Kevin Durant Receives A 95 Rating In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

It’s unfair to expect the NBA MVP, Kevin Durant to capture that ever-elusive NBA Finals MVP. Perhaps some basketball fans thought KD’s electric 2013-14 campaign would match LeBron James, who won both the regular season and Finals MVP in the two years prior. Still, like LeBron in NBA 2K14, KD is the NBA 2K15 cover athlete, and now we know his rating, one of just four players who will be in the 90s after 2K Sports redid their ranking system. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 4, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Limited Edition Nike KD VII “Easy Money”

Nike KD VII Easy Money

The Nike KD VII with the strap, the performance enhancements and the initial “USA” colorway continues Nike and Kevin Durant‘s penchant for adding a narrative to each release. The KD VII Easy Money continues that same spirit for storytelling by combining KD’s weather inspiration with Benjamin Franklin and his place on American currency. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 4, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The Man Who Owns All 25 Colorways Of The Nike KD VI

Chris McCord, Nike KD VI

Desite the existence of the Nike KD VII, there were still numerous iterations and colorways of the Kevin Durant signature shoe that came before: The Nike KD VI featured “What the KD” pastiche of colorws, the “MVP” on NIKEiD, the Elite “EYBL,” “Aunt Pearl,” “Precision Timing” and so many more. There were 25 colorways in the sixth installment of the KD VI, and one man, Chris McCord, has them all. Read More »

GIFs, instagram / Sep 3, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Is This A New Kevin Durant Move?

Kevin Durant

After recently re-signing with Nike, Thunder forward Kevin Durant has a tall order in store for him going into the 2014-15 NBA season. He’ll be attempting to improve on a 2013-14 campaign that saw him capture his first MVP award. Perhaps that’s why he’s working on expanding his offensive arsenal… Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Sep 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Iggy: “I Had A Better Shot At Halle Berry” Than Under Armour Had With Durant

Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala

On Sunday, news came that Nike had matched Under Armour‘s gargantuan 10-year, $265-285 million offer and would retain signature NBA star, Kevin Durant until 2024. When current Under Armour athlete and new Hawks wing, Kent Bazemore, tweeted out a thanks to KD for considering Under Armour, swoosh athlete, Andre Iguodala, made it clear UA’s shot to land KD was well-nigh impossible. Read More »

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 »