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Durant: The Model Superstar

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Why is it, Kevin Durant, that you dress like such a nerd?

While driving north on an Oklahoma City freeway, towards a basketball clinic he’ll conduct for a bunch of kids on a mid-April afternoon, Durant laughs as he considers this question. Sure, at 23, Durant might be the most dynamic basketball player on the planet right now, a long, lean 6’9” scoring machine who has brought championship dreams to small-market OKC. But Durant is more than a transcendent hoops talent. He also happens to be a geek-chic fashion pioneer.

During last year’s postseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder star started wearing a backpack, with a single strap buckled across the front, to his press conferences – he says he keeps his iPad, a bible, and some other accessories in...

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