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The History Of The Nike KD 10

When the KD 10 came out, Kevin Durant was now an NBA Champion. He was also possibly at the peak of his powers when he debuted the 10 in 2017. KD would win his second straight title with Golden State in the 2017/2018 season.

10 Years

10 Years of a signature shoe is not an easy accomplishment. Many popular Nike signature lines, like the Pippen and Penny series, failed to reach 10. Durant is a special player, and his sneaker line is also singular. The 10 was extremely versatile and responsive. The lightweight zoned Flyknit provides breathability, stretch and support. Kevin Durant matured into an NBA Champion as a member of the Nike family. Leo Chang, longtime KD designer, created a snug and comfortable fit for the 10. The goal of the shoe was for it to fit like a sock, a strong and secure sock. The unique lacing system for the 10 is what allowed the shoe to fit snuggly and to make your foot feel locked down.

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Pro Career

KD would be selected by the now defunct Seattle Supersonics with the second pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. His rookie season, and sole season in Seattle, was impressive. He proved to the basketball world that he was a star. He easily brought home the NBA Rookie of the Year award and gave Sonics fans hope for the future.

The hope KD provided Sonics fans was unfortunately short lived. The Seattle Supersonics franchise left Seattle, right after his rookie season, due to disputes with the city over a new stadium to play in. The Sonics, along with their young superstar Durant, would relocate to Oklahoma City and become the Thunder.

KD became a superstar in Oklahoma City. He was a multiple time all-star and brought home an MVP Trophy in 2014. Personal success was achieved by KD as a member of the Thunder. Unfortunately, the Oklahoma City Thunder could not bring home a Championship Trophy while KD was a member of the squad.

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In 2016, Durant made the biggest decision of his career. When KD decided to join the Golden State Warriors in the summer of 2016 the sports world went mad. Many were excited to see the all-star join the powerhouse team. Many others were critical of the decision. The Warriors already won a title before KD joined, and the Golden State squad that he joined, just eliminated KD and his OKC team from the playoffs just a few months prior.

Despite the criticism, KD’s time in Golden State was stellar. He would lead the Golden State Warriors to back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018. He also won Finals MVP in both Championship runs. KD only spent three seasons in Golden State, but those three seasons are arguably the best of his career.


- Adam C. Better

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