With a declaration of his eligibility in the 2007 NBA Draft, Kevin Durant ushered in a new generation of basketball players. This week, the winner of 2 consecutive NBA Scoring Champion titles will kick-off something of another kind – his very first grand tour of China. First a visit to the city of Guangzhou, then followed by stops in Wuhan and Tianjin. Along the way between each destinations, Durant will unveil 3 distinctive collectables for his Chinese fans – Nike Zoom KD III Scoring Title – Home PE, Nike Kevin Durant “Thor” T-Shirt, and finally, the Nike Kevin Durant “Prove Yourself” T-Shirt. All clad in in Durant’s team, Oklahoma City Thunder, home colorway of light blue on white, each embodied the spirit of the thunder and Norse god Thor with an intricate layers of accents, in the likeness of Old Norse Runic alphabets. The design becomes a game of cryptic references on Durant’s life and career thus far, especially on the Zoom KD III where terms like “HORSE CHAMP” (Durant was the first NBA player to win H.O.R.S.E. Competition) and “BARRY FARM” (where Durant scored 62 points) are hidden in plain sight.
The Nike Zoom KD III Scoring Title – Home PE, along with his signature “Thor” and “Prove Yourself” graphic t-shirts will be available exclusively at Nike China retail locations.