After missing the first 17 games of the regular season with a broken foot, Kevin Durant returned to action for the Thunder last night with out missing a beat. The reigning NBA MVP logged 27 points on 9-of-18 shooting, which was unfortunately not enough to get Oklahoma City past the New Orleans Pelicans. However, the real news wasn't KD's easy transition back to the NBA court, instead it was his choice of footwear.

Durant opted to go for the Nike KD 6 instead of this more recent KD7. We saw Durant wear the KD7 during training camp with Team USA this past summer, as well as during his rehab process from his broken foot. However, when it came time to return to the court Mr. Easy Money Sniper curiously opted for the KD 6. Perhaps KD is sticking with what works coming off an MVP campaign last year or perhaps there's a more technical reason, such as needing the cushioning of a broken-in shoe for his first game back? Whatever the reason is, we may have another signature shoe saga afflicting the defending MVP.

Take a look at the Nike KD 6 back in action last night and keep it with Sneaker Reports for more developments in this footwear dilemma.

Image via USA Today
Image via USA Today

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Image via USA Today

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