November 12, 2010
Yes, this is ostensibly a Nike ad. Or a GM ad, even, so your tax dollars paid for it. But it’s still a pretty cool look at Kevin Durant’s cool-as-heck GMC van. That’s right. Van.
Now, for the better part of the 1990s, the Dwyer clan had itself two of these vans along the same lines. Tricked-out V8 monsters with tape decks in the back for me to listen to my Afghan Whigs albums in teenage-style isolation, a TV for the kids, a cooler in the middle console, and leather to spare. It was the business. And it was even driven by a man named “Kevin,” with “KD” initials.
OK, substitute the tape deck in the rear for an Xbox, a flat-screen for an 8-inch standard definition tube bent on showing “Aladdin ” for the trillionth time, and subwoofer in the back for unpacked Little League gear. But beyond that, it’s the same ride. I’m even guessing both KDs share a similar aversion to annoying kids eating Cool Ranch Doritos in the back seat.