Although the regular season is nearing the end, the team playoff situation is not clear, but the Nets star Durant is still active in the network media. Recently, he accepted an interview with American media The ringer reporter Logan Moldo, in which he openly shouted at his former home Thunder and Warriors, asking them to retire their jerseys in the future.
Although the management of both the Thunder and Warriors did not speak out in response, Warriors star Chris Mullin expressed his support for Durant. He believes that Durant has worked hard during his three years with the Warriors, willingly sacrificing his health for the team and almost leading the team to achieve a three-peat.
Mullin, nicknamed the “Golden Left Hand”, is a legendary player in the Warriors’ history. He played 12 seasons in Golden State, during which he was selected as an All-Star five times, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame after his retirement, and his No. 17 jersey has been hung over the Warriors’ arena. Obviously, he still recognizes Durant’s accomplishments; however, a portion of Golden State’s local fans don’t think so.
Although Durant dedicated the peak of his career to the Golden State Warriors, he only played three seasons in Golden State, and like when he left the Thunder, Durant left the Warriors in an undignified manner. in the summer of 2019, the Warriors tried to renew Durant’s contract, but the latter avoided seeing the All-Star forward in New York until the team formed a luxury lobbying team led by Curry; but the two sides did not talk for long Durant closed the communication channel and left the Warriors with determination.
Those fans who don’t support the Warriors retiring Durant’s NBA jersey also have the argument that the Warriors were already a championship team before he arrived, which makes Durant’s two Finals MVPs not look as golden.