Kevin Durant Pays Tribute to ‘Dub Nation’ in Most Recent Panini Authentic Signing
In one of the biggest offseason transactions in league history, NBA superstar — and Panini America-exclusive athlete — Kevin Durant opted to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder following eight remarkable seasons in favor of joining the Western Conference-rival Golden State Warriors. The move sent shockwaves throughout the NBA universe and immediately made Golden State the heavy favorite to win it all in 2017.
The move also provided Panini Authentic with the rare opportunity to deliver fans of Durant and Dub Nation a bold new roster of collecting possibilities. Late last month, during a key signing with Durant, Panini Authentic officials made it official as Durant signed his historic first Golden State Warriors memorabilia, including some featuring a “Dub Nation” inscription.
The new items, available now on the Panini Authentic website, made their debut a few weeks ago during the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City, N.J., a debut not lost on ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell. Durant’s first Panini Authentic signing session as a member of the Golden State Warriors included two Adidas Swingman jerseys (including one featuring the “Dub Nation” inscription), two white-panel basketballs (including one with “Dub Nation”) and a 16-by-20 photograph limited to just 35.
All items, which are previewed in the gallery below, are available now while supplies last.