Netease Sports reported on October 3:
The Nets star Durant recently accepted an interview on the "Player Forum" website, revealing his secrets about changing numbers in the Nets.
Durant had worn the No. 35 jersey for the Thunder and the Warriors before. After switching to the Nets last summer, he announced that he would change to the No. 7 jersey, but did not disclose the reason.
Now, in an interview, he revealed, "I want to try something new at this stage of my career, and my favorite superstars wear 2 numbers. Like Mike,
Obviously he wants to follow
Durant also mentioned "Melon" Anthony, but he has worn 3 different numbers in his career so far. The Nuggets were No. 15, the Knicks were No. 7, and the Blazers were No. 00 this season. It is worth mentioning that he did not mention his teammate Irving, who crossed 2 and 11.
Durant's old number 35 is to commemorate his basketball enlightenment mentor Charles Craig, who treated him not only as a coach, but also as a father. Clegg was shot and killed at the age of 35. Durant has worn the No. 35 jersey to commemorate his teacher since college.