In the annals of Chinese Horoscope and written records over the last 2 millenniums, five elementals: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth, govern all things living and non-living. So as the Lunar New Year, better known as Chinese New Year, approaches, billions around the world will usher in the Year of the Water Dragon. Himself a dragon (born in 1988, the Year of Earth Dragon), Kevin Durant, along with the design team at Nike Basketball, wanted a design with strong inclination to the mythical beast. An elaborate wave pattern and the color blue envelope Durant’s new signature footwear, Nike Zoom KD IV, while details such as rippling tides and the water dragon itself, are etched throughout the upper via laser. As with all those born in the year of dragon, known to be self-assured and passionate, Durant added a hint of light blue and mango colorways in reference to his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder.