The Golden State Warriors released a statement to thank Kevin Durant and to announce that no other player will ever wear No. 35 for them.
The Warriors statement, from Warriors co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob, stated Durant “carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court.”
Having won two NBA championships in three seasons with the Warriors, Durant will move on to Brooklyn, where he plans to sign a four-year deal worth up to $164 million. He will join free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan.
Durant joined the Warriors after playing eight seasons in Oklahoma City. He won two NBA Finals MVPs during his time with Golden State.
“Today, as he starts a new chapter in his incredible career, we thank KD for all of his contributions, for being an integral part to one of the most prolific runs in NBA history and wish him well as he continues his Hall of Fame journey,” Lacob stated. “As long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again.”