Kevin Durant soon will become one of the most influential basketball players in the world — if he isn’t there already.
Nike is planning for that day, too. And they would like to see legions of his fans wearing Kevin Durant backpacks with straps buckled in the front – just like he wears at his post-game press conferences.
The Oklahoman reports that the mammoth shoe company as part of Durant’s KD III line.
Nike isn’t saying what the backpack will look like or its cost. Or even if it will have his initials or some neat swoosh-inspired logo — with his initials or not.
We already have a Kobe Bryant backpack that retails for $90.
But it’s not perceived as being that stylish. Heck, Bryant doesn’t even appear at his post-game press conference wearing one.
Durant, on the other hand, is different.
His appearance at the Thunder’s press conferences makes him look only a couple of long jump shots removed from the student who was wandering “The Drag” in Austin headed to English composition class when he briefly attended Texas only four years ago.
And as for what is in Durant’s backpack?
It’s not really that exciting, according to the Oklahoman.
It usually contains his bible, iPad, headphones, three phones and phone chargers.
“I’m a little lazy,” Durant said, “so I don’t like to carry all that stuff in my hands.”