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Kevin Durant has been wearing an odd alternative jersey this season. One that Thunder fans alike are not used to seeing, except for this year. It does not include the Oklahoma City Thunder logo or basketball shoes, but rather that of the professional variety–a suit and dress shoes. It is hard to see, but it will continue for the next 4-6 months.

If you haven’t heard by now, Kevin Durant is out for the rest of the season (4-6 months) due to a foot injury that does not want to heal properly. Yes, he came back for a few games, but something wasn’t right during that span. I am in no way a medical doctor, but it seems like it would have been better to keep him out until he was 100%, and then move forward as planned. There is only one problem with this line of thinking; Durant is a competitor and would not have allowed that to happen, even with the season being less than stellar.

Where do the Thunder go from here?

They had better hope that he heals quickly and that the bone graft surgery alleviates the pain and discomfort in his right foot. This season has been one of disappointment for Thunder fans, and this news simply adds to their misery. This was supposed to be the year, just as the last two seasons were supposed to be, but this was their year. Durant has meant so much to the Thunder as a team, as well as the Oklahoma City community. He is the son that they never had, and they are weeping with him right now.

As I have mentioned in some of my other written work, Kevin Durant was able to make the transition from Seattle to Oklahoma City one that made people excited. He will come back next season, recovered from injury, and partner with Russell Westbrook and the other key pieces that the Thunder were able to pick up via trade. In what might be their last chance of making a playoff run with the services of Durant, the Thunder should have an excellent 2015-2016 campaign and make a deep run into the brutal Western Conference. One thing that they hope happens next season is that they can finally hoist the NBA Championship trophy above their heads.

Get well soon, Kevin, and know that Thunder fans around the world believe that you will come back and play with more tenacity than ever before.

See you next season…

Dustin Brown covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @SprtsWritingMan.

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