The Nike KD 9 has already secured its place in sneaker history as the shoe that Kevin Durant will wear to start his tenure with the Golden State Warriors. Ahead of his move to the Bay Area, the seven-time All-Star caught up with Complex to talk about the new silhouette.

Durant discusses his aspirations to fill the shoes of Kobe Bryant now that he's stepped away from the NBA in the interview, which appears above.

"Now that Kobe is a retired player, I think next up hopefully I could step into where he was," Durant says. "Cause he started the Flyknit, he started the high boxer boot that he had, he started all the innovation. So for me to step into his place, and kind of be the guy that they throw all the new stuff on–I'm looking forward to it."

Watch the video to hear Durant talk about his Nike KD 9 and his respect for Bryant.