While basketball might not be coming back for a while, we still have a good news for some of our Nets fans. Nike has released KD 13 “Home Team” on 15th of May for a retail price of $160.

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Coveted as the most versatile player the league has ever seen, Kevin Druant, made his biggest leap when he signed for the Golden State Warriors. In 2014, Durant was announced as the MVP of NBA and that was no accident.

Durant, after being drafted by the Seattle Supersonics had only one thing in mind. He wanted to win championships and for that he knew that his current physical stature wasn’t good enough. So like any world-class player, he packed on 30 pounds of muscle.

When you combine this newly built physique with his raw talent of being a guard, greatness was bound to take place. In 2016, Durant signed for the Warriors and then won 2 consecutive back-to-back championships with them in 2017/18. Twice he was awarded the Finals MVP accolade.

Durant, looking for new challenges, has signed for the Nets and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us.

Nike and Kevin Durant

Believe it or not, in 2007 Durant almost signed for Adidas for $70 million to be paid over a period of time. Nike was only offering $60 million at the time but in the end Durant went with Nike because according to him he was more familiar with the brand and was comfortable with their authenticity.

In 2014, however, things sky-rocketed for Durant. His agency, Roc Nation Sports, secured a huge deal for him with Nike that would pay out $300 million over the next 10 years. To understand how big of a deal this was, we have to look at the context.

Lebron James, arguably the greatest player in this current generation, has a deal worth $20 million / year with Nike and his line of shoes brings in $300 million / year for Nike as well. Durant on the other hand gets a $30 million/year deal and his line of shoes only brings in $175 million.

This is all thanks to the brilliance of Roc Nation Sports. The agency was able to get Nike to raise their hand by starting a bidding war with Under Armour. Initially, Nike had offered $20 million/year but then the agents went to Under Armour and got them to offer $26 million/year.

As soon as the news of the negotiations leaked, Nike swooped in at the last moment and offered $30 million/year. After this, there was no need to contemplate as $30 million / year was a no-brainer for KD. This is probably the last sneaker deal KD will do as an active player and he sure as hell milked it.

Nike KD

Although the KD is based off of a great player, it is still not as popular as Air Jordans or Kobe. The reason being is that, Kevin Durant isn’t a household name. Sure, avid basketball fans might know him but for average fans like us, we don’t really know who he is.

One thing to remember is that the popularity of a basketball shoe is linked to the player behind him. And since KD’s brand name isn’t at the top, his shoe isn’t either.

From a design perspective, like the Kobe, initially the KD was a standard basketball sneaker. However, over time it has pivoted towards a low-top style sneaker. This was probably done to cater to a wider market rather than just KD or basketball fans.

Initially, the KD were some of the cheapest available in Nike’s signature basketball collection. They were originally under $100 but with the introduction of KD V, KD VI, and the KD7 – the prices rose. Eventually, the KD 13 came to be priced at $160.

The KDs still remain some of the most affordable basketball sneakers considering most go for higher than $200.

Here are a few of the previous releases of Nike KD 13:

Nike KD 13 Funk 2K Gamer Exclusive

Release Date: 05/04/2020

Retail Price: $150

Average Resale Value: $228

Highest Resale Value: $374

Nike KD 13 Planet of Hoops

Release Date: April 2020

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $185

Highest Resale Value: $294

Nike KD 13 Black Grey

Release Date: 04/17/2020

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $130

Highest Resale Value: $189

Nike KD 13 Chill

Release Date: 04/24/2020

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $174

Highest Resale Value: $208

Nike KD 13 Hype

Release Date: 04/10/2020

Retail Price: $160

Average Resale Value: $162

Highest Resale Value: $210

Nike KD 13 Home Team

The Nike KD 13 Home Team has been released on 15th May 2020 for a retail price of $160. The shoe is inspired by the Boston Nets “Bed-Stuy” uniforms.

The Nike KD 13 Home Team features a white upper with black grids. The classic Nike black swoosh, and speckled midsoles translate to the team’s primary colors and at the heel we can see a multi-colored camouflage graphic.

Where to buy?

You can buy the Nike KD 13 Home team from the following links:

Nike

JD Sports

Footlocker 

Dick’s 

StockX 

Resale Value

As I said before, the KD isn’t a popular shoe because when you look at the offerings within Nike’s basketball line-up such as the Jordans, the Kobe, and etc – it just doesn’t perform as well.

Most people who buy it, buy it out of personal choice and not because they want to resell it. Due to this, the resale value of the KD line-up isn’t as good as others.

Looking at StockX, there have only been 2 resales of the KD 13 Home team for an average price of $163. This goes to show that the KD 13 isn’t really in demand and you’re only going to be able to break-even on it.

Therefore, the sneaker’s resale value is its retail value.

Conclusion

Nike KD 13 Home Team

Release Date: 15th May 2020

Retail Price: $160

Resale Value: $160

Profit: 0

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