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Kevin Durant signed a four-year, max contract with Brooklyn Nets in free agency and will be bearing number 7 instead of 35, the player has revealed via his Twitter account.
Durant, after having revealed that he will change his number, has explained his decision.
“35 took my family and me from Seat Pleasant, MD and showed us the world,” said Durant.
“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 next time you see me on the floor.
“One time Brooklyn.”