While social media may lead one to believe the opposite, Nike had an ad on deck immediately following the Warriors' NBA Championship-clinching victory suggesting that Kevin Durant had finally silenced his critics.
The ad features a boardroom-like setting where common criticisms that KD has faced over his career are rehashed over a video montage, with clips dating back to his rookie season. Debate rages over KD's size, toughness, and loyalty, but as highlights from the 2017 NBA Finals are shown, the room goes silent.
Whether the debate has truly ended or not though, KD is now officially an NBA Champion.
Check out the ad above, and Durant's Game 5 Nike KD 10s below.