Kevin Durant gets inspiration for shoes

November, 8, 2012
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Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) has more than 3.1 million Twitter followers. Kenon Johnson (@Kenon_TooCold15) of Batesville, Miss., and Jacob Gresham (@JacobGresham3) of Harriman, Tenn., may have been the happiest of all Wednesday when Durant tweeted that he had created custom-designed versions of the KD V iD shoe for each of them.



The shoe was launched Tuesday in conjunction with Election Day on NIKEiD, and Durant hit Twitter to "find two of his biggest fans" for the shoe drop.

The KD V is Durant's fifth Nike shoe. Durant gave Johnson's shoes a black-and-gold appearance, thanks to Johnson's support of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, who are featured on his Twitter page. Durant added the words "Team KD" on each shoe's inner tongue.



Durant said the Gresham design was based on the team colors (blue and white) of the Harriman (Tenn.) High School Blue Devils, where Gresham is a student.



Durant added some extra visibility to Gresham's shoes with glow-in-the-dark material added to the side swoosh and along the bottom. He had the words "Work" and "Hard" embossed on the inner tongue so Gresham could "remember that every time you play."

We don't think either one will be forgetting about it any time soon.

Elsewhere:




• Bergen (N.J.) Catholic's James Dawson gets this touchdown served up nicely after teammate J.J. Kulcsar hangs on to the ball with a bear-hug catch.





• "Born in the USA"? Not quite. Here's one version even the Boss might not want to hear, courtesy of Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks' YouTube channel. The lack of lyrical knowledge is somewhat understandable, because Nowitzki actually hails from Würzburg, Germany.

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