Kevin Durant is one of the best scorers in NBA history, and he might very well be a top ten player of all time when everything is said and done. Durant is currently with the Brooklyn Nets, despite having spent the first half of his NBA career with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors. Both of his stints with those organizations ended in a sour note, but both teams should be appreciative for what KD was able to bring to the table.
Durant even mentioned in an interview with The Ringer how much he still loves OKC and Golden State. Durant feels that both teams would do their due diligence in honoring him, and that it would be an offence to God if the Thunder did not retire his jersey. Okay, so it wasn’t quite that dramatic, but still.
Every one of these places I played is my home. I can imagine me when I’m done, and I don’t think any one of these franchises would be like, ‘No, K, what you did here is not a part of our history.’ I’m going to be a Hall of Famer when I’m done, one of the greatest to ever play. If you don’t want me to be a part of your program when I’m done playing, then that’s personal. OKC has to retire my jersey. It wouldn’t even be good for the game of basketball if they didn’t. The same with Golden State.
Kevin Durant came within inches of eliminating the eventual NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks from the playoffs last year. During game seven of last year’s playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee, Durant hit a fadeaway at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.
It’s still unclear what these clubs will do, but you can’t help but agree with what Durant is expressing here. These are teams who have thrived as a result of his, and they would be better served by paying him his dues. Keep an eye on Thirsty for latest Basketball news and updates.
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