Nike Made New Exclusive KD, Kobe and LeBron Sneakers for the Oregon Basketball Team

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Oregon Ducks players guard Washington Huskies point guard Markelle Fultz.
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Thanks to Nike co-founders Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight’s storied history with the University of Oregon, the brand’s relationship with the school remains stronger than any other. It’s produced dozens of sought-after player exclusive sneakers over the years, and a few more were added to the archives this week.

After unveiling an exclusive green Nike KD 9 in November, the Ducks’ official Twitter account shared a new yellow pair on Wednesday. The Flyknit-based Kevin Durant signature sneakers feature a predominantly yellow upper with green branding, visible Zoom Air cushioning and a translucent outsole.

The sneakers could be seen Wednesday night during the Ducks’ men’s basketball team’s 83-61 blowout of the Washington Huskies. During the game, several Ducks players debuted similar yellow colorways of the Nike Kobe 11 and the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 10. (You can get a closer look at them below along with other recent Oregon exclusives from Nike Basketball.)

Although these player exclusive sneakers may never see an official release, that doesn’t mean they will be impossible to get. Every spring, the Ducks hold an annual equipment surplus sale, which includes exclusive cleats, gear and sneakers.

Oregon Ducks' Tyler DorseyOregon’s Tyler Dorsey (left) goes after a loose ball during a game against the Washington Huskies. eff Halstead/CSM/REX/Shutterstock
Oregon Ducks' Dylan Ennis calls out a play during a game against the Washington Huskies.Oregon Ducks’ Dylan Ennis calls out a play during a game against the Washington Huskies. eff Halstead/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

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