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Warriors’ Kevin Durant lives up to his promise, attends Nick Collison’s Thunder jersey retirement

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant traveled all the way back to Oklahoma City to attend fulfill his promise to attend Nick Collison’s Thunder jersey retirement.

Durant can be seen interacting with some of his former teammates with the Thunder. Durant became teammates with Collison upon the latter’s entry to the NBA. He spent one year in Seattle and an additional eight years in Oklahoma City. In this span, a formidable relationship was formed.

A day prior to Collison’s jersey retirement ceremony, it was revealed that Durant would be attending it. Following their 117-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis on March 19, Durant quickly jumped the plane and headed to Oklahoma City.

In a statement provided to ESPN by Durant, the former MVP said:

“That group was so special, that whole group from 2010 until I left there, it was special,” Durant said. “It’s about time for us to let go of all that extra stuff, and just come together — especially around this time, because it’s Nick.”

Certainly, no love is lost between Durant, Collison, and his former teammates. His move to Golden State was a career move. Amid the competition and rumored bitter feelings toward one another, the fact is that the two will remain brothers for life.