I just came across this [tweet](https://twitter.com/cfitzfox/status/1171428943477407745) which brings up the point that the Thunder may not want to retire Durants number especially after his comments about the organization. I began to wonder if he could be retired by the new Sonics. Because the Sonics franchise is technically the Thunder now, any team that moves to Seattle would bring all of its franchise history with it. This means Durant never played for the new Sonics. So can he get retired by a team he has never played for? Yes he can, and it has happened before. In 2003, The Heat retired Michael Jordans number 23 in honor of his legacy.
Lol Seattle not getting a team before Vegas.
I have no idea why people think Seattle will get a second chance before willing markets get a first.
It’s not like Seattle was a shitty sports town or something, Sonics were always pretty good fans. The reason they left was because they were bought by a group from OK who had been wanting a team in OKC for a long time. Seattle is just as much of a “wi
Take it from a native Seattleite, KD is loved here but he only played for us for one season and isn’t gonna get his jersey retired here for doing nothing.
3 peat in Brooklyn, goes back to Seattle when free agency hits and plays his final year there, brings them the championship as his last moment in the NBA, calling it all now
A place where he spent 1 year vs. 8 years, I wonder which one would have more sentiment
I’m sure Sonics fans like KD better than Thunder fans now.
i mean, he could have his number retired by any team, but why would a new sonics team retire his number? he played one season in seattle and has no affiliation there other than being a representation of a talented young core that was stolen away
Thats gonna be a no from me dog
No team is ever going to retire his jersey. By the time they get a team KD will be way past his prime. No chance he plays for them let alone do enough to earn a jersey retirement
Warriors are retiring his jersey and OKC might.
>OKC might Lol
lacob all but said no one else will ever wear 35 for the warriors again and that one day his jersey will be in the rafters
I’m the only guy in this 15 person Starbucks line