Durant asked to retire the jersey, the Warriors celebrity support: he sacrificed his body and almost led the team to three consecutive championships
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.
Paul Millsap switches to No. 31 Jersey in Nets for 2021-22 season
September 19, 2021, after Millsap joined the Nets, the outside world has been announced jersey number 4, because in the past in the Hawks and Nuggets period, Millsap is wearing the number 4 jersey, so, logically, in the Nets will also wear the number 4 jersey.
For this reason, the Nets 2018 young player Jevon Carter volunteered to give up the No. 4 jersey, b season wearing No. 0 jersey, giving Millsap enough respect, but the latest news, jersey reporter Etienne Catalan sunshine Millsap’s new season jersey jersey, he will change to wear a No. 31 jersey.
Millsap changed to wear No. 31 NBA jersey in the new season, I have to say, this is a kind of reborn, 4-time All-Star player to open his career for the 16th season, and is the Nets so powerful team, natural hope for a change, can help the team to win the
As there is no championship for Millsap, this season joined the Nets, is the hope to be able to get a championship, so as to make their careers complete, last season in the Nuggets, with the growth of small Porter, Millsap’s playing time was reduced, and therefore, Millsap is a bit belittled.
So, Millsap chose to leave the Nuggets and averaged 20.8 minutes per game last season, averaging 9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Obviously, this is not the real level of Millsap, this season to join the Nets, Millsap will prove his treasure knife.
On October 17, 2013, before the Nets’ NBA preseason game against the Heat, the Nets officially retired the No. 5 jersey of the team’s former All-Star point guard and current team head coach Jason Kidd. Former Nets president Thorne attended Kidd’s NBA jersey retirement ceremony, where he highly praised the current Nets head coach.
Kidd’s former teammates Marshall and Kittles were also present at his jersey retirement ceremony, to which Kidd said with deep emotion, “I hope you guys understand that when my jersey goes up, I think our jerseys all go up together.”
Kidd spent six and a half valuable seasons with the Nets, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds per game for the team. In his first season with the Nets, he helped the team to a surprising 52-30 record. In total, Kidd played in 506 regular season games and 78 playoff games with the Nets. Under Kidd’s leadership, the Nets made team history by playing over a 50 percent winning percentage for six consecutive years, and with Kidd’s help, the Nets made the playoffs every time, including two trips to the finals.
Kidd’s No. 5 is the seventh jersey retired in Bucks history, with the previous retired numbers being: (No. 3) Drazen Petrovic, (No. 4) Wendell Rand, (No. 23) John Williams, (No. 25) Bill Melcioni, No. 32 (Julius Erving), and (No. 52) Buck Williams.
We all know that the NBA Hall of Fame has Jordan, Olajuwon, Barkley and so on these big names, it is clear that this institution is not just anyone can enter. And must be a great contribution to the cause of basketball, and the performance has to be very good people can have a seat here.
Of course this is not to say that as long as you get a few championships or MVP can enter, it is also visible that its gold content to be much higher than the retired jerseys or fifty superstars and such honors, in fact, somewhat similar to the Lifetime Achievement Award, and this honor is not only for players, like coaches, and some management people can enter. But even with such high requirements, there is a person who has only played in the league for four years and entered the Hall of Fame, in fact, it is very sad to say!
He is Petrovic, when he first started playing in Europe, once a game directly took more than a hundred points, don’t Kobe single game 81 points to be much more powerful, you can say he is also a very talented person! And at a young age has become famous, in the offensive side is very good, he is not because of good physical quality. Only because he has such a good offense, but because he has the ball control and singles ability is very horrible! Never impact the basket, but can create shots for himself by dribbling and changing the pace. The hitting percentage is statistically, surprisingly, over 60 percent. The three-point shooting rate is also around forty!
He was drafted in 1986 by the U.S. Trail Blazers low, but the Cold War had not yet ended, so he was hampered in the process of entering the NBA. His performance in the European game is very good, once on behalf of Croatia got the silver medal of the Olympic men’s basketball, also led Real Madrid all the way to the final, he these explosive performance also attracted the attention of many scouts, but because of the general environment is not good, he also has not gone.
In the 1992 Olympics he led the newly independent Croatia to play against the United States Dream Team, that era can be the golden generation! Sitting not only Johnson and very many legendary stars, even so he still took twenty-four points, scoring more than Jordan, but the overall strength of the team can not, lost the game!
At the time, athletes from almost every country were so bullish on the Dream Team that they went looking for their autographs after the game! But Lovic didn’t do that. He was a very proud man in his heart only he was the genius on the court, because of this he was also crazy on the court they were on the offense, non-stop in Jordan’s head of the score, although finally lost the game, but also let the opponent very admirable!
In 1989 the political environment shifted, he also joined the NBA Trail Blazers, but was not reused. He was then traded to the Nets the following year before he had a career breakout, getting a very large amount of playing time and averaging over twenty points per game! What’s even more rare is that he has a superb shooting percentage, all above 50 percent. He also brought the team to the playoff stage!
This has also won him the recognition of all the fans, and in less than a year, he has entered the first tier of the NBA rankings! Two years in a row of forty-five percent or more on three-pointers!
But the hero was short-lived, and he died in an accident on his way to visit his girlfriend in Munich in the same year! His number three team uniform was retired as a collection! By October ’02 this foreign player from Europe was elected to the Hall of Fame.
Conclusion: I think great people must be remembered, both for their performance on the field and for the spirit that has been passed down to them! Lovic carried the glory of Croatia on his back and made the world witness a short-lived spectacular performance that made people feel a little sad! But we should always remember that moment, when the political environment was so bad, it was he who made sports bring these countries together!
City Edition Jersey of Brooklyn Nets for NBA 2021-22 Season
The new jersey for this season were designed to incorporate different eras of the franchise, creating a modern look while paying homage to the totality of Nets history.
From the stars and stripes design of the Dr. J era, to the redesigned 1990s wordmark revived with last season’s Nike NBA Classic Edition jerseys, the argyle side panel of the consecutive NBA Finals teams in 2002 and 2003, and the influence of the distinctly styled herringbone court on the team’s uniforms in 2012, the 2021-22 Nike NBA City Edition Uniform honors the Nets’ legacy from New York to New Jersey and back, highlighting a sequence of recognizable looks.