Kevin Durant Unboxes Nike KD12 ‘YouTube’ Signature Sneaker Ahead of Release
You can take Kevin Durant out of the Bay Area, but apparently you can’t take Silicon Valley out of KD. On Wednesday, the two-time Finals MVP of the Golden State Warriors-turned-Brooklyn Nets free agent signee unboxed the latest edition of his Nike signature sneaker, the KD12 “YouTube,” in a video for his channel.
The red-and-white colorway features “YouTube” and “Kevin Durant” branding on the tongues, along with patterning comprised of video console buttons and “Skip Ad” printed on the rise-top heel tag.
The 10-time All-Star, nine-time All-NBA performer and four-time scoring champion has been involved with YouTube since early 2017, during his first season with the Warriors. In February 2017, he visited the company’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, for a speaking engagement. On April 7 of that year, he posted his first livestream to YouTube. Since then, KD’s YouTube channel has accumulated more than 772,000 subscribers and more than 33 million views.
The KD12 “YouTube” will go on sale for $150 on October 26 as part of Nike’s opening week collection, along with new colorways of the signature sneakers worn by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Paul George and Kyrie Irving. Kevin is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season while recovering from an Achilles injury suffered during Game 5 of this year's NBA Finals between the Warriors and Toronto Raptors.
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