After launching the most technically advanced shoe of his career, the KD9, and taking his career to the Bay Area, Kevin Durant is poised for a new period of evolution, both personally and professionally.
Beginning today, Durant teams up with Nike Basketball for a weeklong tour of Greater China. Durant's five days will span Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei, where he will hold clinics with local kids, make surprise visits, learn more about the local cultures and share insight into Nike innovations with athletes and fans.
Though his mornings will be spent training for Rio, Durant, an emerging photographer, will also take some time to revel in the joy of travel. "You don’t know how big the world is until you actually go and see different cultures and see different people," Durant explains. "I think that feeling is what makes this whole thing special."
Two new KD9 colorways, the KD9 Unlimited and KD9 Birds of Paradise, will release in August.