Golden State Majority owner and CEO, Joe Lacob, has announced the plans of retiring Kevin Durant’s #35, “as long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again.”
Statement from Warriors Co-Chairman & CEO Joe Lacob on Kevin Durant: pic.twitter.com/D2TPPZPuz1— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) July 1, 2019
The Warriors released the following press release:
“Three years ago, we were thrilled with the arrival of Kevin Durant, a transformative NBA player and one of the best to ever play the game. He provided our fans and franchise with numerous highlights during his stay here—two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, three trips to the Finals, unparalleled efficiency—and carried himself with class and dignity both on and off the court.
“His commitment to our community was evident each day, including last season when his philanthropic efforts earned him the NBA’s annual Community Assist Award. 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. As long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again.”
Kevin Durant only played three seasons with the Warriors, helping them to win two out of the three NBA Championship appearances, and earning MVP twice.
What do you think? Do you think Durant’s accomplisments with the Warriors are worthy enough to retire his number?