Kevin Durant returned to Seattle wearing a Sonics jersey

Kevin Durant returned to Seattle wearing a Sonics jersey

On Friday, the reigning champion Golden State Warriors took on the Sacramento Kings at KeyArena in a pre-season exhibition game.

Before the Warriors tipped off the preseason tilt against the Kings, Durant had a message for the crowd at KeyArena. He was the franchise's final first-round selection before its move to Oklahoma City.

Only one person who was on the court for Friday's National Basketball Association preseason game at Seattle's KeyArena could speak to the statement the fans made about wanting the Sonics to return: Kevin Durant, the star of the final Sonics team 10 years ago.

"First off, I want to get a shout out to the Seattle Storm for holding it down and winning a championship", Durant said.

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Durant kept the jersey on through player introductions.

Then the All-Star forward, who was drafted by Seattle back in 2007, proceeded to drop 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in a dominant victory.

On Sept. 24, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans to renovate KeyArena with the goal of netting the city an National Hockey League expansion team and potentially an NBA team.

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