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Nike's Air Alliance Pits Cartoon Kevin Durant Against Mad Shoe Scientists

By / 04.06.12

Every few years, a TV network or a shoe company decides that sports guys should be super heroes. It happened with NFL Superpro, it happened with the Super Sluggers and now it’s happening to Kevin Durant. Or a Powerpuff Girl that sorta looks like Durant, I haven’t figured it out yet.

From the YouTube description:

The evil Dr. Deflation has escaped from Air Max security prison and is hellbent on stealing all of the world’s air. The Air Alliance made up of Charles Barkley, Ken Griffey Jr., Bo Jackson, Clay Matthews, Kevin Durant, Megan Rapinoe, and Allyson Felix, are on a mission to defeat him. Nike’s best Air products are available at Foot Locker including the Nike Air Max Griffey Fury, Nike Diamond Turf II, and the Nike Air Max NM.

If I’m making a Kevin Durant super hero named “Durantula” I’m gonna give him eight arms, or at least some sort of spider power more obvious than creating basketball Hadoukens.

Regardless, check out the preview video after the jump.

The most interesting inclusion on the team is Bo Jackson, who (if I’m not mistaken) is the only member of the Air Alliance with previous animated super heroism experience. Although if we’re going for a ‘Pro-Stars’ Generation 2 thing, we should really have Paulina Gretzky on as the buxom blonde who makes the guys have hearts for eyes when she walks into the room.

Also of interest is the Nike Air Max Griffey Fury, which is either a reprinted shoe from the 90s or “falling asleep during baseball games and hurting yourself” constitutes “fury”. They should use Griffey as the Splinter of the team: hunched over and living in the sewers, but sometimes he shows up to hit guys with his stick.


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