Here’s your random, surprising and somewhat meaningless thing of the day: Kevin Durant wore a Bulls Toni Kukoc jersey in a gym.
This isn’t reason to start “KD to the Bulls” speculation, but it is a weird, cool thing that came out of nowhere.
KD back in the gym taking shots in the vintage Kukoc uni 🔥
(via ___devonte___/IG) pic.twitter.com/2MNZIlzQEG— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 13, 2019
Kukoc was 6-foot-11 and primarily made his living on the perimeter as a sharpshooter. He shot 40.3% from 3-point range during the Bulls’ 72-win season in 1995-96.
Durant, 31, would have been young and impressionable just as Kukoc was entering his prime with the Bulls during those years. He also has grown into having a similar profile as a big man playing on the perimeter. From that perspective, it’s reasonable to think Durant looked up to Kukoc from a young age. Durant will also wear No. 7, Kukoc's number with the Bulls, when he eventually comes back from injury and suits up for the Nets.
It’s still a bit jarring to see one of the best players in the NBA repping someone from a previous era who never made an All-Star team.
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