Jersey burning among fan bases has become common after a franchise mainstay leaves for greener pastures.
It happened again in 2016 when Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Golden State Warriors.
But there are alternatives to burning a jersey, as Thunder center Enes Kanter pointed out Thursday.
Kanter posted a photo to Twitter of a No. 35 Durant jersey with tape covering the number three and name plate, leaving a No. 5 and area to write in "Oladipo," as in Victor Oladipo, Oklahoma City's new shooting guard.
Kanter wrote, "Don't waste and burn anymore jerseys #ThunderNation Here is a good idea Lol."