The Brooklyn Nets will make their lone trip to the Chase Center in San Francisco on Thursday night, as they look to secure their third straight victory. As we know, Kevin Durant will not be suiting up against his former team - but he will be in the building.

Ahead of KD's return to The Bay, Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie envisioned the reception that he hopes the two-time Finals MVP receives.

“They better give him all the tribute videos in the world,” said Dinwiddie, according to Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports. “He got them two championships.”

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During a recent discussion with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on their "All The Smoke" Podcast, KD spoke candidly about the Bay, revealing how he truly feels his legacy will be remembered. 

Says Durant, "Man it's like a different culture - it don't even feel like you're in California, the Bay is just it's own thing. Being there I just really felt like I stamped myself as a legend in the Bay." KD notes that he isn't necessarily comparing himself to San Francisco 49ers legends Jerry Rice and Joe Montana that actually won in the Bay, but adds, "you got us winning back-to-back in the Bay, it's like, 'shit,' that's forever so I'm really proud of that."

In his three seasons with the Warriors, Durant averaged 25.8 points to go along with 7.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. As we know, the Warriors were on the cusp of a three-peat when KD suffered a devastating achilles injury that has kept him out of action since the 2019 Finals.

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