KD VI “NYC 66”
Available this Saturday 10AM at UBIQ Walnut, Nike launches KD VI “NYC 66” in honor of Kevin Durant dropping 66 points, breaking the all-time record at Era Rucker Park in New York City back in 2011. The name takes after his impressive performance during the NBA lockout, which took place for over a month, causing many players to take their talents to the streets to stay in shape. Many well-known NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have played at Era Rucker Park, located in Harlem, NY, but not too many are remembered for scoring 66 points. During the fourth quarter, everyone exploded onto the court, crowding over and admiring KD after scoring four 3-pointers back to back and slamming his 60th point of the game home. The OKC Thunder Forward, Durant, appeared at this park for the first time only to leave his mark of greatness.
After the game, Durant tweeted “No lie, jus had one of the best times of my life at Rucker park..wow! I love NY…Harlem waddup.”
This moment is unforgettable to all fans, so on 8.17.13 let’s we celebrate with KD (or should we say Kevin), with a pair of KD VI “NYC 66”. Every detail about this shoe is thought out for comfort and style, built as a low-top shoe for quick movements. The new KD VI utilizes a bright a colorway with total orange and team orange, colors that match up with Kevin’s uniform the day he was dropping buckets in Harlem. The shoelaces are the same color orange as the top half of the shoe, contrasting a soft look. The bottom of the shoe is lined with team orange and armory slate creating a zig-zag pattern also placed on the back panel. The larger swoosh is printed on the side in black and the smaller one in armory slate.