Kevin Durant is about to take the next step in his career as he prepares for his return from injury at his new team, the Brooklyn Nets. The two-time Finals MVP won back to back championships in his three seasons with the Golden State Warriors, however, it has come at a price with his legacy being questioned by the media and fans of the sport.
As he leaves the Warriors for the Nets, there’s a chance for Durant to create some history for a team that has yet to have any real success.
ESPN’s Jalen Rose believes that Durant will have a big impact in Brooklyn that he announced during an episode of Jalen & Jacoby that he believes that KD will be just the second player in the NBA to have his number retired by three different teams.
“Kevin Durant is going to be the second player in the history of the NBA to have his number retired by three different teams,” said Rose.
The only person to have their number retired more than three franchises is Wilt Chamberlain. To be the second person in that category would be an amazing achievement for Durant. Although the star forward’s end in Oklahoma City left fans extremely hurt and disappointed, it’s hard to argue that he still had a very big impact on the franchise. Kevin Durant won the MVP award in 2014 and led the franchise to their only Finals appearance in 2012 where they were defeated by the Miami Heat.
Nets fans still have a while to wait before they’ll be able to see Durant’s first game for Brooklyn due to the Achilles injury, he suffered in the 2019 Finals. Alongside Kyrie Irving, this may be the Nets first-ever real chance of making the Finals and contending for a championship.