Kevin Durant is in with a great shot of becoming the NBA's MVP this season given his performances so far for Oklahoma City Thunder, with the small forward topping the league's points rankings for 2014.
Durant has scored an average of 31.1 points-per-game so far during this campaign, leaving the likes of Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James trailing in his wake as he sinks dunks and three-pointers for fun.
The 25-year-old, however, is not simply an awesome performer on the court, but also a pretty great guy away from it too, as Durant has shown with the release of his latest Nike signature shoe.
Nike have launched the KD VI Aunt Pearl and it pays tribute to Durant's beloved late aunt, who died from lung cancer in 2000, and was a great inspiration on the Olympic gold medalist during his formative years.
"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," Durant explains.
The special edition shoe features the Kay Yow Cancer Fund logo on the tongue, and raises awareness in the battle against women’s cancers. Proceeds made from the footwear will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund that was founded in 2007, with Nike a founding partner.