Kevin Durant's New Sneakers Pay Floral, Pastel Tribute To His Late Aunt

How can you not root for this guy?

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Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant has been absolutely annihilating the NBA recently; in his 16 January games he averaged an absurd 35.9 points per game on 54.9% shooting from the field, and he's taken command of the MVP race. He is a bad, scary man.

But KD isn't all vicious dunks and laser-guided jump shots: He has a sensitive side, too. This is his new signature Nike shoe, the KD VI Aunt Pearl. It pays tribute to his late aunt, who passed away from lung cancer in 2000.