He fires up fans – for good and for bad – but you cannot deny the mark he has made on the league.
The two-time champion has won two Finals MVP awards, Rookie of the Year, as well as a league MVP.
He’s also been selected to play in 11 All-Star games too.
With stats like that, his jersey should be definitely be retired.
In fact, all of his jerseys should be.
Kevin Durant says OKC and Golden State should retire his jersey.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 1, 2022
Durant recently commented on the prospect of his previous teams retiring his jerseys.
He is definitely in favor of the idea.
Durant said, “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.”
Durant has a point: He is a legendary part of both of those teams’ histories now and that should be respected.
To The Rafters
There is no doubt about the impact that Durant had on both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors.
It was there that Durant’s star began to shine and he helped them go all the way to the NBA Finals, even though they fell short.
Meanwhile, his time in the Bay Area with the Warriors was much more consequential.
He help Stephen Curry and the rest of the squad win two championship rings and was given two Finals MVP honors for his hard work.
The Warriors are one of the most popular and beloved teams in the league now and a large part of that is due to Durant.
He changed both of those teams forever and that’s exactly why his jerseys should be retired.