Durant, who has been wearing the No. 35 shirt for the thunder and warriors, announced that he would change to No. 7 after turning to the net last summer, but did not disclose the reason.
Now, he revealed in an interview, I want to try something new at this stage of my career, and my favorite superstars wear two numbers. Like Mike, Kobe, LeBron Oh, I cant forget Mello.
Obviously, he wants to follow Jordan, Kobe and LeBron, all of whom wear two different sizes. Jordan is No. 23 and No. 45, Kobe is No. 8 and No. 24. LeBron wears No. 23 early and late in his career, and No. 6 is worn by both the heat and the U.S. mens basketball team.
Durant also mentioned melon Anthony, but his career so far has been wearing a total of three different numbers, the Nuggets period is 15, the Knicks is No. 7, this season in the Blazers is No. 00. Its worth mentioning that he didnt mention his teammate Irwin, who went through the numbers 2 and 11.
Durants old number 35 was to commemorate his basketball mentor Charles Craig, who treated him not only as a coach, but also as a father. Craig was shot and killed at the age of 35. Durant has been wearing a No. 35 shirt to commemorate his mentor since his college days.