Kevin Durant Pays Tribute to Late Aunt with 'KD VI Aunt Pearl' Sneakers

Kenny Dorset@kdorsetDirector of Social MediaFebruary 3, 2014

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With the latest version of his signature kicks, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is paying tribute to someone who had a great impact on his life. 

On Monday, Nike announced the KD VI Aunt Pearl, which honors Durant's aunt who passed away from lung cancer in 2000. The proceeds from the special edition shoe will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. 

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Durant has vowed to make sure the memory of his Aunt Pearl lives on: 

“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,” said Durant.

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The design is inspired by a robe Aunt Pearl would often wear: 

The KD VI Aunt Pearl pays tribute to KD’s aunt with a pink floral pattern on the upper and highlights of blue with subtle pearls.  The floral motif on the shoe is similar to the pattern on a robe that Aunt Pearl often wore. 

The kicks will be available on February 27. 

[Nike]

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