LOOK: Kevin Durant to wear #7 with the Nets
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 08, 2019 07:38 AM
Photo c/o @KDTrey5 on Twitter
A new team, and a new number for Kevin Durant.
Durant announced on social media that he will be wearing the #7 for the Brooklyn Nets.
On the Instagram account of his 35ventures business portfolio, Durant elaborated on the history of his usage of 35, saying "35 allowed me to meet people that I never would've had the chance to meet, experience things I would never have had the chance to experience, and achieve things that I never would have been able to achieve.
"35 allowed me to go to the University of Texas to play basketball. 35 allowed me to achieve my dream of playing in the NBA in Seattle. 35 allowed me to play basketball in Oklahoma City and form bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. Lastly, 35 allowed me to go to the Bay Area and win two championships and form brotherhoods that no time or distance will ever break.
"35 was chosen in honor of someone very near and dear to me. I will always honor him and honor the number 35. But as I start this new chapter in my basketball life, the number I'll be wearing on my back is the number 7."
It is still not known yet though when Durant will actually return to the court as he is recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, which could cost him the entire 2019-20 season.
Durant opted to sign this offseason with the Brooklyn Nets, after three seasons and two championships with the Golden State Warriors.