On Sept. 1, the sweetest version of Kevin Durant's signature shoes dropped.
The cupcake-inspired 'Red Velvet' KDX were released with much buzz.
On Wednesday, Durant teamed up with Buzzfeed Tasty to make a batch of Red Velvet cupcakes and explains the thinking that went into the kicks.
"My favorite memory of Red Velvet was being called a cupcake every time I touched the ball in Oklahoma City. That was fun. that's why it's so funny to us after we won the game. It was kind of a little jab to the fans in Oklahoma City. But it was all in fun and games. But to have that support from your teammates especially when you're going through a new experience like that, it was really refreshing to see them support me. It shows the fans were getting really creative and they're really invested in their team and the sport of basketball. So I looked at it as a positive. There was a lot of speculation on who I was and why I made the decision to leave where I was for nine years to go to another team. Everything was in question, my character, why I decided to make this decision and who made me make this decision. I just wanted to show everybody that it came from me and I'm still the same person I was before I made the decision. Me being with Nike, everything was coming together at that time and for us do 'Still KD,' have the KDX come out and win a championship, it was just perfect," Durant said in a video posted on Instagram.
Once the NBA season starts, every player is out for the same thing -- a chance to raise the Larry O'Brien Trophy at the end of the year.
During the 2017-18 season, Warriors fans can watch a game at Oracle Arena with the prize possession right by their side. All you need is $2,000.
If you can write the check, the trophy will pay you a visit in a premium suite, plus two bottle of champagne and a gift bag that includes a six-inch replica trophy and a replica championship ring.
Fans are limited to four experiences with the trophy per game.
Darren Rovell of ESPN was first to share the details.
Kevin Durant. LeBron James. Chris Paul. Paul George. LaMarcus Aldridge. Kyrie Irving. Gordon Hayward.
Those just some of the superstars to change teams in the last few years in pursuit of a championship.
But don't expect Damian Lillard to add his name to that list.
While speaking on the latest episode of Complex's Everyday Struggle, the Blazers point guard was asked about the possibility of joining up with other stars to try to win a title.
"I mean, like I said about [former Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge], I wouldn't have done it. For me, I'm not joining nobody," Lillard said.
When it was brought up that he'd join LeBron if given the chance, Lillard responded by saying this: "I'm not joining nobody. I would not win a championship before I go and team up and do all that. Unless it was something I couldn't control."
A hypothetical scenario was posed to Lillard: Let's say you're 34 years old (Lillard is currently 27 years old) and you had the chance to join two of your superstar friends on another team. You still wouldn't do it?
"I’m saying this because this is how I feel, not how I feel at the moment. That’s just how I feel about it. I think if that’s what somebody wants to do, I’m not mad at them for doing it. I’m just telling you what I’m not going to do. That ain’t how we get down," Lillard responded.
To wrap up the topic, Lillard was asked if he holds it against any player that does decide to team up with other superstars.
"Nah, if it make them feel good, if they comfortable doing it, then do you," Lillard said.