Not many NBA fans would have heard about Kevin Durant and his latest shoe deal with Nike. As we all know, Durant is regarded by many to be one of the best scorers in the NBA and a talent that the league has never seen before. This would make sense considering he is able to move and shoot in a manner that no one his size can replicate as well.
Since Durant is the face of the league and has fans across the world, Nike decided to collaborate with him and launch three new colorways of the Nike KD15. They also decided to give him a new deal that will even last after his days as an NBA player are behind him. Let us take a closer look at this deal and find out more about the new and upcoming Nike KD15 shoes.
Kevin Durant’s Nike KD15 is expected to release this spring
Kevin Durant had already signed a contract that allowed him to endorse Nike. Therefore, it is no surprise that Nike decided he was valuable enough to give him a lifetime contract. That would mean Durant is always generating earnings from Nike, even after his NBA career ends providing that his shoes still get sold.
We recently received information that 3 new colorways for the Nike KD15 will be released within the upcoming months of spring. The three models appear to be in the colors, Black and White, Purple and White, and Purple and Gold. Although we know they are expected to be released before the end of June, there is still no clear date on when they will be made available for purchase.
Last week, @KDTrey5 and Nike locked in for a lifetime partnership.
Now, the saga continues with the release of three thematic Nike KD15 drops. 👟
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— Boardroom (@boardroom) May 4, 2023
In order to make this contract public knowledge, Nike made statements revealing why they decided to make Durant this impressive offer and more about their hopes and goals for this partnership, “The lifetime partnership will continue to include footwear, apparel, and a community and philanthropic collaboration focused on grassroots basketball.”
Nike also shared why they felt KD deserved a lifetime contract, “As one of best basketball players in the world, Kevin Durant has been an important part of the Nike family for the past 16 years. We look forward to continuing to serve the next generation of athletes together.”
Kevin Durant and Nike have agreed to a lifetime deal.
KD joins Michael Jordan and LeBron James as the only other basketball athletes with a lifetime deal.
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— ESPN (@espn) April 28, 2023
By receiving a lifetime contract, Durant joins the elite company of LeBron James and Michael Jordan as the only players to have been offered the same. We hope he is able to live up to it and truly bring about the development and change that Nike wishes to see.