It’s official: Kevin Durant will be in a Brooklyn Nets jersey.
The league’s most-feared offensive weapon kicked off the insane 2019 free agency season by announcing to the world that Durant would be on the back of the Brooklyn Nets uniform. While it wasn’t a surprise that he left the Warriors or moving to the New York area, every indication was that Durant would be playing as a New York Knick in Madison Square Garden.
The announcement on June 30th shocked the NBA world as Kyrie Irving joined him in leaving their respective teams. It all was formalized last night when Golden State officially agreed to trade Durant to the Brooklyn Nets for D’Angelo Russell, Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham. In the deal, Brooklyn also got a protected first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Kevin Durant Nets Jersey
If any Warriors fans were holding out hope that Durant would change his mind, this proved out that KD quickly proved out that he won’t be in a Golden State uniform next season. Durant will suit up next to Kyrie Irving in their new Brooklyn digs. The Durant Brooklyn Nets jerseys are now available in both white and black from the NBA Store. Here’s what they look like.
Kevin Durant Nets Jersey (Away/Black) | Buy the Nets jersey at NBAStore.com
Kevin Durant Brooklyn Jersey (Home/White) | Cop the KD jersey at NBAStore.com
Durant BKLYN City Edition Jersey (Black) | Get he jersey at NBAStore.com
All the movement that occurred during the last week only became official Sunday night, none of the new jerseys are officially available immediately after those moves. The NBA didn’t waste much time as the new Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets jerseys were included in the NBA Store’s New Faces New Places campaign.
We’re not sure why Durant changed his number from the #35 he wore with the Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder, but it couldn’t have been as simple as Kenneth Faried was wearing the #35 Brooklyn Nets jersey during last season? We’re sure there’s more to it than that.
Durant Embracing Brooklyn (and Vice Versa)
Durant first announced his new beginnings by tweeting a photo that displayed a photo of his new Brooklyn Nets jersey hanging in a locker with Durant’s new number on it: #7.
The jersey you see above is the special Nike City Edition “Biggie” remix uniform.
Durant’s contract is reported to a four-year $164 million deal which makes it the largest contract in Brooklyn Nets franchise history. The 30-year-old Durant has two NBA championships, in 2017 and 2018 and was named Finals MVP in both those playoffs. Durant is also one of the 44 players in history to have scored over 20,000 points and boasts an Olympic gold medal from 2016. Even though Durant will very likely sit out the 2019-20 NBA season, the anticipation of getting a player of his status will have Durant jerseys flying off the shelves; we wouldn’t be surprised to see his #7 Brooklyn Nets jersey as one of the league’s best-selling jerseys.
“Kevin is a champion, perennial All-Star and one of the great players of this, or any, generation.” Nets GM (and former NBA player) Sean Marks said. “Adding a player of Kevin’s caliber to our organization elevates our ability to compete with the elite teams in this league. His tremendous abilities and dedication to his craft have made him as talented an offensive player our game has ever seen.”