OKLAHOMA CITY - The fireworks started early this Fourth of July.
A bombshell announcement from Kevin Durant lit up social media and all of Oklahoma City.
"I think it's a horrible idea, because he was a good player," said Joshua Sallee.
"We're definitely sad. We're definitely going to miss him here. I don't think the games will be the same," said Chris Holbrook.
Austin and David Miller came down to the Peake to take a picture, but they aren't shy about their feelings.
"Steph Curry sucks. I don't like him," David said.
"I don't know what's going to happen, because Westbrook can't do it by himself," Austin said.
One man we ran into changed up his KD jersey, calling number 35 a traitor.
Others flocked to KD's restaurant.
"This is the first time I've ever been here, so I was like 'Well, if he's going to leave, I might as well go now," said Logan Mayhue.
Season after season, number 35 has been a beloved superstar for fans of all ages.
Monday, General Manager Sam Presti released a statement, saying in part:
"While clearly disappointing that he has chosen to move on, the core values that he helped establish only lead to us thanking him for the many tangible and intangible ways that he helped our program," Presti said.
Some fans are still hopeful this isn't goodbye forever to Durant.
"He's still loved and revered by Oklahoma fans. We'll just see what happens next year. Maybe, he'll come back. Maybe, he won't. We'll see," Mayhue said.