Monday, June 18, 2012

Jersey Monday: Kevin Durant

I don't own any Oklahoma City Thunder jerseys. It's not that I have anything against the team or its players, I just wanted to wait, because I figured the jerseys they slapped together following their move to Seattle would only be temporary and would eventually be replaced. That may still be the case, but it's been four seasons now, so they may be here to stay for awhile.

I do, however, have two jerseys of the Thunder's franchise player, from back when the franchise was in Seattle. I featured my authentic Kevin Durant Sonics jersey last year during the conference finals, so it's time for the replica this year. I got this one as a gift from a family friend, along with a Mariners jersey and a Seahawks jersey (she lives in Seattle, if that wasn't obvious). I loved these last Sonics green and yellow jerseys. They had a nice vintage look without being direct throwbacks or looking dated. There are a lot of reasons it sucked that Seattle lost its team, and the loss of these jerseys in the league is... well, it's not high on the list, but it's definitely on there.

Obviously I have no plans to break this out any time soon. First, wearing a Durant Sonics jersey, particularly a low-quality replica, would make me look like some kind of obese hipster. But more importantly, I kind of need him to lose two more games this season. Preferably the next two.

Jersey Monday should continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 190 of them, that could be awhile.

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