Kevin Durant Releases Nike Collection in Honor of Late Aunt

The NBA player designed a sneaker, hat and T-shirt with a pink floral pattern.

Posted: 02/06/2014 10:28 AM EST
Filed Under Style, Nike, cancer, Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, Nike sneaker

Kevin Durant has partnered up with Nike to create a touching collection in honor of his late aunt Pearl, who died of lung cancer in 2000. The mini line includes a sneaker covered in a pink rosebud print and bright blue details inspired by a floral robe Pearl used to wear as well as a matching hat and T-shirt. This is Durant's first design for a woman's shoe and we're hoping it's not the last.

"I made a promise to myself to always honor my Aunt Pearl for the example she set, and the encouragement she gave me to follow my dreams," he said in a statement.

The KD VI Aunt Pearl collection will be available Feb. 27 with proceeds going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for women's cancers.


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(Photos from left:  Johnny Nunez/WireImage,  Courtesy NIKE)

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