In a recent interview with ESPN, Durant made it clear that he wanted to put the bad blood between him, the Thunder, and the city in the past.
Collison spent his entire 14-season career with the franchise, playing first in Seattle for four seasons when they were the SuperSonics, then finishing out with a decade in OKC.
While he never put up big numbers -- his career averages were 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game -- he was a steady presence and fan favorite.
And as the longest serving member of the franchise, the Thunder decided to give him the honor of being the first number ever retired in OKC.
Durant spent nine seasons playing alongside Collison, from his rookie year in Seattle in 2007-08, until he controversially left the Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors in the summer of 2016.
While there has understandably been plenty of bad blood between KD and OKC over the past few years, it's pretty cool that he'll be back in town for this event.
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