Today, Durant, who was recovering from his injury, suddenly issued a message saying that he would change his jersey number in the new season. But the Nets’ No. 35 jersey has not retired. Why did Durant switch to the No. 7 jersey? He did not do this to imitate James and Kobe.
So far, the Nets have retired 7 numbers. They are 3, 4, 5, 23, 25, 32And No. 52, No. 35 jerseys are not among the ranks of retired jerseys. The last player wearing the Nets No. 7 jersey was Jeremy Lin. He is a Chinese American player that everyone is very familiar with and loves. His popularity in China is very high.
So why does Durant change his jersey now? Before Durant, both Kobe and James had crossed two numbers. Although Kobe and JamesThe reasons for this are different, but the rule of "great players have two numbers" has been inadvertently remembered by everyone. Not only did James and Kobe do this, Jordan also briefly wore the No. 45 jersey.
The answer that is closest to the correct answer is that Durant does this Do it to say goodbye to the past. The jersey number is too important for the team, the number 35 is him, He is number 35. But now he has entered another stage of his life, starting a new journey, and changing the number is justified, just like Kobe changed the 8th to the 24th.
The other reason is psychological considerations. Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon injury while wearing the No. 35 jersey, which was enough to ruin his career. ExhaustedAlthough his recovery is very good now, but after returning from injury, he hopes to change his mood and state. You can think of this as superstition, or you can understand it as a positive psychological suggestion.
Most of the time it is to say goodbye to the past. After Paul George suffered a severe leg injury during the Pacers, he willHis jersey number has changed from the previous number 24 to the current number 13. On the one hand, I didn’t want to see that number again, on the other hand, I gave myself a chance to start again.
The reason for Durant’s change of jersey number should be both Both have the considerations of Paul George and the factors that Kobe did. But the number 7 jersey he chose is very interesting. His number in the US national team is No. 5. The previous number in the NBA was 35. Dividing 35 by 5 is exactly 7. Like James’s 2 times 3 equals 6, Chinese fans can always find a way to solve the mystery.
James will wear the No. 6 jersey this season, and Durant changed the number to number 7. Is there any implication in this? everybody knows7 is greater than 6, does it mean Durant thinks he is stronger than James? If he asked Durant in person, he would definitely answer no.
But when Kobe wore the No. 24 jersey, he also said he He didn't have the idea of competing with Jordan, and gave an explanation for the battle 24 hours a day. But everyone knew in their hearts that Kobe just wanted to surpass Jordan.