Kevin Durant will change his iconic dorsal '35' for the '7' in the Nets

The forward will miss much of the 2019/20 season on his new team after the Achilles tendon injury. When he returns, he will do it with the number 7 on the shirt.

The change of Kevin Durant to the Eastern Conference for the first time in his career will bring with it some other novelty. The first of these, which is obvious, is that lucirá number 7 in his new team, the Brooklyn Nets. The announcement has been made by the player himself through their social networks, just a week after the first bombing of the NBA market: Kyrie Irving and he would play together in the Big Apple. Sendas stars declined their last year of contract with the Celtics and the Warriors respectively, to form a new project in the Brooklyn Nets.

With this change of scenery, Durant decides to leave behind its representative and iconic '35', which has He played both in his college years in Texas and in the three NBA teams where he has played so far: Seattle Supersonics, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, a team that announced last week that he will retire the 35th in his honor.

Your relationship with that number has always been special, because it was the age at which Charles Craig 'Big Chucky', the player's mentor, was killed in a shooting outside of a nightclub. That happened in April 2006, when Durant was only 16 years old. A few months later he would begin his career in college basketball, and from then until now he has kept that number on his back.

These are some of the motives for which he honors that number in a press release of Thirty Five Ventures, a commercial company of the one who is co-founder along with Rick Kleiman. "The 35 was chosen by someone very dear and close to me, whom I will always honor, but to begin this new chapter in my sporting life, the number that I will carry on my back the next time you see me will be 7", explained the alero.

At the moment, you will only be able to see it with the white and black t-shirt and its new bib number away from the parquet. The rupture of the Achilles tendon in the fifth game of the final NBA passes will keep him out of the game, almost all of next season. With luck, could be available for the final or some more than possible playoffs, as long as those in the Big Apple are able to perform optimally without it.

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