Earlier this year, I talked to the founder of Enspire Streetwear, Devonte Young, aka Black, who is a close friend of the Brooklyn Nets forward, Kevin Durant. During our chat, I asked him if he could design the New Seattle Sonics jerseys what they would look like.
“Dang, that’s dope; I like that question. So for me, I spent four or five days in Seattle.
“We went back one of the summers when KD went to play with Jamal Crawford in his summer league. So, that was dope, but for me, how I would do the uniforms, and I don’t if they have been done like this. I am doing a light green like that money that Seattle got. The Sonics in front of the jersey and like gold & white with some stripes. Something like some speed marks going through it,” said Black.
“The side of the jersey would be fitted like the Nike Jersey. The number in the front would have to be a different type of font, though. It would have to be a crazy font type with the [Seattle Skyline] up the jersey or the Space Needle up the jersey. That would be fire!”
On Tuesday morning, the USA Men’s Basketball team won 95-81 against Spain to advance to the semifinals in the Olympics.
Durant was asked if he had a chance to design the New Sonics Jerseys what they would look like.
“I would do the throw back joints that they won the championship with the Green letters across the front,” Durant told me.
Kevin Durant was drafted by the Sonics in 2007 and played one season in the Emerald City before the team relocated to Oklahoma City and changed their name and logo to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Earlier this year, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discussed the possibility of NBA expansion in the future. The league has named Seattle and Las Vegas potential landing spots for new NBA teams.
As for Kevin Durant has mentioned that he would like to own a piece of the Sonics after he retires from the league.
”That would be a dream come true because all I really want to do with my time on earth is to be around basketball. If I can’t play anymore that would be the next best option,” said Durant.
Team USA will play again on Thursday, August 5, 2021.