Even though he is no longer with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant will always remember as the team’s two-time NBA Champion and MVP of the NBA Finals. Durant concurs that he should have his jersey retired with the team just for that reason.
Durant was quite open about the Warriors possibly retiring his jersey in an interview with Marc J. Spears of Andscape. Owner of the Warriors Joe Lacob said he didn’t want anyone to wear number 35 ever again, which started the conversation.
“He should,” Durant said. “Look at the résumé. That would warrant me to get a jersey retirement, right? Do I want to be honored by a franchise I put work in for? Of course, I would love that. I had some great moments there. I built some solid relationships there. Yeah, man. Hell yeah, that would be sweet. I love that organization, man. I love my time there, seriously. Me leaving, people shouldn’t doubt that, because I left there.”
Although Kevin Durant may not be the most adored player in the NBA by the public, Warriors supporters should always have affection for him. If Durant doesn’t sign with the team in 2016, the organization will probably have two fewer titles and won’t have nearly the same powerful reputation.
Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Steph Curry all deserve to have their Golden State Warriors jerseys retired.