Kevin Durant Dons Supersonic Jersey as Warriors Come to Seattle
Kevin Durant wants the NBA to return to Seattle.
As the Golden State Warriors took on the Sacramento Kings, the game was played in Seattle and Durant figured it would be the perfect time to pay tribute to the city’s starving fanbase.
“When I woke up from my pregame nap, I was just nervous,” Durant said following the Warriors 122-94 victory. “I’ve never felt that way coming into a game, especially a preseason game. But just knowing this whole thing was kind of set up for that moment, I guess. It was just a crazy feeling to come out and feel that much love from the fan base.”
Durant set the tone for what was an incredible night in Seattle. Coming out in front of a sold out KeyArena, Durant donned a Shawn Kemp Seattle Supersonics jersey during the starting lineup introductions. He would go on to pour in 26-points, while dishing out seven assists, and grabbing 6 boards. Klay Thompson led the way for the Warriors with a 30-point output.
“To honor one of the past legends of the game, and also a Sonic legend, was pretty cool,” Durant said. “Just the crowd, and to hear them so loud and enthused for the game of basketball. It was breathtaking.”
Who says the preseason means nothing to superstar players?