Kevin Durant’s Nike Zoom KD IV ‘Weatherman’ Catches the Attention of The Weather Channel

The meteorologist inspired KD IV ‘Weatherman’ shoes caught the attention of The Weather Channel last week. Here’s a look at the video below:

What was Kevin Durant’s Best Performance During the Lockout?

KD was sensational throughout this off-season and the extended lockout, keeping basketball alive by playing in pro-ams, summer leagues and pick up games throughout the country. From L.A. to D.C. to Baltimore to New York, his “from my hood to your hood” basketball tour proved to the world that even with a lockout BASKETBALL NEVER STOPS. Here are some of KD’s best performances of the summer and extended lockout. Which one do you believe was his best performance of the lockout?

KD shuts down the Drew League in Los Angeles
While in Los Angeles working out in June, KD decided to show up and play a couple of games at the Drew League. The performance gave the Drew League National attention, kicked of what KD called his “from my hood to your hood” basketball tour and led to superstars such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant showing up to play at the Drew League later during the lockout.

Rucker 66
In late July/early August, KD took his “from my hood to you hood” basketball tour to New York city and put on a legendary performance at the world famous Rucker Park. The 66 point performance was an instant viral sensation and had the entire sports world buzzing. He capped the performance with 4 straight 3-pointers that set the crowd at the Rucker on fire.

Baltimore Melo League Shutdown
A couple of weeks after his Rucker Park performance KD showed up at the Melo League in Baltimore and put on this spectacular performance.

Drew v. Goodman: Capital Punishment
With the Drew League in Los Angeles and the Goodman League in Washington D.C. hosting great games throughout the summer, the best players from the two leagues came together for a showdown in D.C. KD did not disappoint his home town fans, leading his Goodman League squad to victory with a spectacular 44 point, MVP performance.

KD’s Capital Punishment was also documented in 35th Hour, Episode 1

KD scores 59 against LeBron James at the Melo League v. Goodman League Showdown
After his performance at Capital Punishment, KD brought his Goodman League squad to Baltimore to take on a Melo League squad that included Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and LeBron James. Kevin held is own against the All-NBA trio, scoring 59 points while showing off his much improved handle.

KD’s performance against LeBron and co. was documented in 35th Hour, Episode 2:

Kevin Durant Talks About the Thunder Training Together this Off-Season

While on the set of his Basketball Never Stops commercial, KD sat down with Nike Basketball to talk about the importance of his teammates training together during the lockout.

Despite being locked out, KD and his Thunder teammates got together to hold mini-camps in Austin, Lexington and OKC. Hopefully that gives them a heads up on other teams when the season starts.

What motivates Kevin Durant to seek out games across the globe?

The love of the game, of course…

Kevin Durant BallisLife Lockout Mixtape

Check out the mixtape the BallisLife crew put together of Kevin Durant’s performances throughout the lockout.

What was Kevin Durant’s Dunk of the Summer?

KD played all over the globe throughout the summer and the extended lockout, on what he called his “From My Hood to Your Hood” basketball tour. Throughout the summer he threw down some ridiculous dunks. Here are our choices for the best 3.

Reverse Baseline Dunk at the Melo League in Baltimore

Off the Backboard at the Drew League in Los Angeles

Tomahawk on Austin Daye at the Goodman League in Washington D.C.

Which one was your favorite KD Dunk of the summer?

Kevin Durant and Nike Basketball Paint the Town in OKC

Check out KD’s new Nike Basketball Commercial called “Paint the Town”. KD embodies an unstoppable passion for the game. So with a soundtrack provided by the legendary vocalist Sam Cooke, he takes to the Oklahoma City streets to show that Basketball Never Stops for any of us.

Video: Kevin Durant on the Longhorn Network’s Basketball Roundtable

KD and fellow Longhorn, LaMarcus Aldridge share how they made the decision to become Longhorns

Nike Zoom KD IV Official Launch Information

UPDATE: The Nike Zoom KD IV is now available at Nikestore.com

Launching December 3, the Nike Zoom KD IV features the new Adaptive Fit system, Hyperfuse construction and a Zoom Air unit – a versatile combination for one of basketball’s most electric players.

The Nike Zoom KD IV was built to the exact specifications of Durant, who is closely involved in the design process with Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director Leo Chang. Chang has led the design for all four of Durant’s Nike signature shoes since 2008. Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support.

The Hyperfuse construction on the upper is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together using a pressing process to create a nearly seamless, one-piece upper that is lightweight, breathable and durable. Furthermore, the Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning. Lastly, a low collar design provides optimal support and flexibility through the ankle and makes this a versatile shoe for multiple positions on the court.

As Kevin evolves as a basketball player so do his shoes. “First and foremost my shoe needs to be comfortable – it felt like I had been playing with them the whole season. The Adaptive Fit system is a customized feel and locks me in,” said Durant.

Designed with direct insights from Kevin Durant and his lineage, the Nike Zoom KD IV pays tribute to his team and family with details incorporated into the outsole including a lightning bolt traction pattern representing KD’s team and “Big Chucky” on the heel which pays tribute to KD’s late childhood mentor and coach. The initials “WP” in the shape of a heart on each toe represent Kevin’s parents and “Barbara” is his grandmother’s name. Personal messages as “Work Hard” and “Stay Focused” are printed also on the outsole.

The Nike Zoom KD IV is available at retailers globally beginning December 3, 2011.

Video: Kevin Durant Interview with Hoopsworld at Josh Howard’s Charity Game

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