Kevin Durant Spreads Holiday Cheer Around OKC

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 3:45 pm
By: News 9

Christmas is only a couple days away and Oklahoma City had a basketball Santa of its own Friday as Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant toured around the city to visit fans.

Through his personal twitter account, Durant announced Thursday he would be out and about across OKC and that fans could meet up with him along the way for some surprises.

Friday afternoon KD started out at the home of Thunder games—the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

After that the Thunder superstar headed to where a portion of his latest ‘Basketball Never Stops' commercial was filmed—the First Presbyterian Church.

His final stop of the afternoon was to the extremely busy Penn Square Mall.

Fans that came by to see Durant were surprised with a couple give-away's of his newest signature shoe—the Metallic Nike Zoom KD IV. Durant plans to debut this shoe in the season opener on Christmas Day against Orlando.

The shoe's copper color is a special shoe for this year's Christmas collection.

"I'll be wearing these (shoes) during our Christmas Day game," said Durant on Facebook. "The colorway pays tribute to the cookie cutters everyone's mom uses to make cookies during the holidays."

During the tour, Durant was filmed for a new Nike Basketball Never Stops commercial.

The Thunder continued practice Friday morning for the first game of the season. Hear from head coach Scott Brooks and James Harden after Friday's practice in the story below.

Related Story: Two Days Until Thunder Tipoff

Oklahoma City opens the regular season Sunday, Dec. 25 against Orlando at 7 p.m.

Recap of Durant's Van Tour Stops:

2:18 p.m. --"Aight I'm headed out in the van to spread some holiday hoop cheer in OKC. Meet up if u wanna make sure #basketballneverstops next yr."

2:22 p.m.-- "1st Stop: Chesapeake Energy Arena. Can't slow basketball down here..come meet me if u want some kicks."

2:57 p.m.-- "Just met up with people down at the Arena...Spreading Christmas Cheer and the Basketball Never Stops movement."

3:02 p.m.-- "Aight im headed to where I got busy in the #basketballneverstops of my favorite places to hoop, who's gonna be there?"

3:04 p.m. --"Headed to First Presbyterian church, first come first serve! I'm handing out copper KDs!"

3:41 p.m. --"Last stop, I am at the Penn square mall, I'll be at the spot where u can get the copper 4s on the 26th"