The Warriors have suffered heavy losses this summer. Not only did they lose Durant and Iguodala, but they also "disappeared" along with their jerseys. Of course, the retirement of the jersey is promised by the boss, and this is also an honor. However, this matter inevitably caused controversy.
Retire Iguodala jersey without any problems. He not only helped Cole complete the first version of the "Death Five", as the sixth man, he helped the team win three championships. He also turned the tide as the big brother in the locker room, mediating the team's conflicts and stabilizing the military. As Warriors owner Lacob said: "The story of Iguodala has been written down in history. He has reached the Finals for five consecutive years and won three championships. He is vital to the team's success."There is no dispute, but Durant is naturally the one who is disputed.
Shortly after the free market opened this summer, Durant announced Formally bid farewell to the Warriors and joined the Nets with a four-year contract worth $164 million. After confirming the news of leaving the team, Lacob issued a statement of thanks to Durant on the team's official social media. Lacob thanked Durant for bringing many bright moments to the team and fans-two championship trophies, two finals MVP trophies and three finals trips, as well as all his contributions to the team. Finally, I wish Durant to continue his journey to the Hall of Fame and promise that as long as he is one of the Warriors owners, no player will wear the No. 35 jersey.
Lacob's implication is that they will retire the No. 35 jersey. In fact, this is one of Durant's wishes. As early as April of this year, Durant publicly stated in an interview that he hoped that his No. 35 jersey could be hung in the best team arena in the sports world. Obviously, the Warriors were one of its goals. But many fans think Durant is not worthy of retiring jersey, just like an article published in the American media "clutchpoints": "Why should the Warriors kneel and lick him?"
It is undeniable that Durant is a superstar. Two championship trophies, two finals MVP trophies and three finals trips are proof of Durant's unparalleled efficiency. If not for that accidental injury, the Warriors might have achieved three consecutive championships. But this is not enough for the Warriors to retire Durant's jersey, you must know that he is not decent. The reasons for Durant's departure from the Warriors are divergent, such as being trapped by the team doctor and causing a rupture of the Achilles tendon, being undervalued and inferior to Curry, and having a long-standing grudge with Green, and so on. In short, everything seems to allude to the Warriors losing Durant.
In addition, the US media also believes that Durant is just a fighter, never a warrior. Durant is technically omnipotent, helping the team win the championship. But long before Durant came, the Warriors had a strong operating system. He is more like a master who let the team succumb to his talents, rather than as a pioneer to integrate into the Warriorsculture. So even though Durant has created a series of great achievements, but still not worthy of retiring jersey.
Indeed, the relationship between Durant and the Warriors is very delicate, always giving the feeling of discord between faces and hearts, not as pure as Iguodala. But is Durant really unworthy of retiring the Warriors jersey? We might as well take a look at the barriers to retirement of the Warriors jersey.
Currently, the Warriors have permanently sealed 6 numbers, of which The most dazzling is the No. 13 jersey, because it comes from "Basketball King" Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain only played for the Warriors for 6 seasons, and did not lead the team to win a championship, but the Warriors total points, total goals, average points, average rebounds, average playing time, ballThe record of player efficiency and victory contribution value, so far is his alone. Averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds per game, 100 points per game and 55 rebounds per game, which is the peak personal record of Zhang Dashuai in the Warriors. The data is too strong, and it is only natural to retired the jersey.
Other jersey retired players, or played for more than a dozen seasons , Hit the star data. Either have a championship bonus and become an icon of the Warriors. Durant played for the Warriors for 3 seasons, won two championships and FMVP, and the data is also at the top of the league. The retired jersey seems understandable. But as mentioned earlier, Durant has not really integrated into the warrior culture, he is just a fighter to fulfill his wish to win the championship.hope. Now interviewing Warriors fans, I believe there must be people who are angry at his departure.
Then why do the Warriors insist on retiring Durant's jersey? This is about to talk about Warriors owner Lacob.
Lacob worked in investment banking in his early years. He used venture capital to help 70 companies, and he also traded countless investment transactions. It was the management experience accumulated by the investment bank that allowed him to start careful layout after taking over the Warriors. If the team wants to take off, they must reinvent themselves to revive their morale, so Lacob paid great attention to building team culture from the beginning. At least a good team atmosphere is needed to develop into a giant team. It is based on this point that Lacob announced his retirement immediately after Durant left the team, allowing the outside world and players to feel the sincerity of the Warriors management.
In addition, the Warriors will officially enter the Chase Center in San Francisco next season. San Francisco is one of the most consumer markets in the United States, and Lacob needs to plan for it. Accelerate the construction of the Warriors’ rich culture. Paying tribute to Durant’s retired jersey is one of the means to build a rich culture. Of course, some fans have this doubt: "The Warriors express their guilt in order to buy people's hearts?" "Actually, this argument is not tenable. The Raptors sold the team's meritorious deRozan, are there anyone still screaming about it now?
The Warriors boss has agreed to retire Durant's jersey. No matter how other outsiders interfere, it will not help. AndAccording to Lacob's personality, the Warriors may seal all the "Death Five" tabards.