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Nike to start selling Kevin Durant backpacks. Of course they are.

May 19, 2011, 10:28 AM EDT

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Kevin Durant shows up to his post-game press conferences dressed like an eager student ready to walk across the University of Texas campus to his Europe in the Twentieth Century history class.

Complete with his backpack. Straps buckled across the front. That he leaves on the entire time.

A backpack that you can soon own, thanks to Nike.

The shoe company that never misses a good marketing opportunity will be selling the backpacks as part of his KD III line, according to the Oklahoman.

Nike isn’t saying what the backpack will look like or cost yet, or even if it will have his initials on it. There is a Kobe Bryant backpack that costs $90, but Kobe does not do his post-game press conferences wearing it.

As for what is in Durant’s backpack… it’s not that exciting.

  1. gemini1512 - May 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    In the age where there seems to be more thugs and punks than ever before, it’s refreshing to see a superstar who is constantly humble, well-spoken, genuinely considerate, and well thought of.

    It may not seem exciting to you, but after hearing him do a few press conferences and then finding out what he carried with him at all times, I thought it was great.

    If I weren’t a life-long Mavericks fan I would 100% be rooting for the Thunder, simply for Durant. Should OKC happen to pull off an upset and advance to face Chi/Mia, that’s who I’ll be pulling for.

    • mytthor - May 19, 2011 at 1:57 PM

      Totally agree on Durant, but I question the “thugs and punks” comment. Are you talking about in general or in the NBA? Here are the all-NBA teams; Durant, LeBron, Howard, Kobe, Rose, Gasol, Nowitzki, Amare, Wade, Westbrook, Aldridge, Z-Bo, Horford, Ginobili, CP3. On that list, people don’t like Kobe or LeBron, but it’s certainly not because they’re ‘thugs’ by any stretch of the imagination. Punks, arguably so. Randolph has had some trouble in the past but nothing in years. Amare is kind of a whiner, too. Most of those guys strike me as pretty stand-up citizens.

  2. kyleortonsarm - May 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Bad move Nike. This kids got maybe one year left before he’s through. His string of dumb luck and poor coverage by opponents will run out and he’ll become a black Adam Morrison before you know it. Not even close to being a star.

    • forney13 - May 20, 2011 at 3:57 AM

      Your a dumbass no one can guard him because he has length, and no one can block that, its like having a more athletic dirk out on the court. You should probably go kill yourself for even thinking your right.

  3. virusgvr - May 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Bad move Nike. This kids got maybe one year left before he’s through. His string of dumb luck and poor coverage by opponents will run out and he’ll become a black Adam Morrison before you know it. Not even close to being a star.
    —————————————————-

    Dude!! You must be high as a kite, I mean Durant only averages 30 points a game and is on the court 42 out of 48 minutes, but you know your right…. He is worthless and will probably be out of the NBA in about 1 year.

    You sir, are an idiot!

  4. andrejohnsonforpresident - May 19, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Dang.. I can’t get any love for my Nate robinson is in his backpack comment the last time you brought this up?? It had over 100 thumbs up.

  5. dgbk - May 19, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    I agree mythttor i wish he will provide a list of these “thugs and punks” that are in the nba i just dont see it. The nba seem to have a lot of humble super stars cp3 rose durant,nowtizki,nash.

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