Love him or hate him, the slim reaper is deeply missed on the hardwood floor. However, there’s no reason not to admire the jerseys that Kevin Durant has worn over the years. Take a look at the five best jerseys ever ranked from worst to best.
5. 2001-2008 Seattle SuperSonics Away jersey
This is more of a sentimental pick rather than an aesthetic one. While the green, yellow, and white ensemble may have left a lot of room for improvement, nothing really beats the first jersey as this was the first one Kevin Durant ever wore in the NBA.
In that year, he was selected as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He was then crowned the Rookie of the Year with an average of 20.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
4. 2008 “Redeem Team” jersey
The United States’ 2008 Olympic jersey was simple, clean, and bold enough to make a statement. This style perfectly embodied Kevin Durant with his efforts to represent his country.
After a disappointing loss by Team USA in the 2004 Olympics, the squad for 2008 was assembled with a vengeance as it was nicknamed the “Redeem Team”. In turn, this went down as one of the best national basketball teams throughout history by winning gold in Beijing and beating every opponent by at least 20 points.
3. 2018 Golden State Warriors “The City” jersey
As Kevin Durant unfolded the next chapter of his career after a departure from Oklahoma City, it was only fitting that he wore a sleek black uniform to embrace his new role as a villain in the NBA.
For 3 years, this was his persona as he played his way through controversy notching 25.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game to ultimately claim two championships and two Finals MVP awards in his short stint with the Warriors.
2. 2012-2016 Oklahoma City “Sunset” Alternate jersey
Loud and proud. Despite only being around for a couple seasons, the “Sunset” Alternate jersey was one of the most iconic Thunder jerseys ever to be worn on the court. The “OKC” on the front and fresh new look from the traditional white and blue was a bold statement for Kevin Durant.
With a ton of accolades and a stellar stat-line of 27.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, Kevin Durant truly made a name for himself in Oklahoma City.
1.2019-20 Brooklyn Nets Away jersey
Less is more. This jersey marks the start of a new beginning for Kevin Durant. While he has yet to sport this top in a live game, the jersey is simply beautiful with a black clean base along with white outlining.
No stats, no fuss. Just a fresh start for Kevin Durant as he will suit up in this jersey this next season.