Stephen A. reacts to Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets | NBA Today

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Stephen A. reacts to Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets | NBA Today
Stephen A. Smith joins NBA Today and reacts to Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.


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  • Stephen A can’t get 1 week on vacation without the nba doing something crazy 🤣🤣

    • Stephen A is welcome to a permanent vacation

    • @Intelligent baboon This is true. I don't understand why he don't wait till Football training camp starts.

    • @TimBuck2 Yeah for real, Woj got FLEXed on LOL

    • He looked sad af too knowing this news broke when he's out LOL

    • @Spoken Truth literally lol

  • Suns trading Booker, Bridges and Ayton for Durant would be the worst move possibly in NBA History. It would destroy their franchise for a decade and then Durant will ask out in a year or two anyway.

    • Yeah as good as Durant is I wouldn’t make a trade for him either….especially with what it would take to get him

    • @S Irwin that's nothing

    • na the suns got a good group they dont need kd

    • @S Irwin that is a horrible trade. Bridges, Johnson, Ayton and would need at least six firsts. Otherwise he doesn’t go to Phoenix. KD has no leverage.

  • 🤣🤣🤣 They scared KD with that Westbrook for Kyrie trade nonsense . He's like nope I'm out.

    • @Lucky889 S And they both lose to the warriors. Time is a flat circle.

    • Perk said on JJ's podcast that KD and Russ were never friends and would fake at it for the media

    • Your worries (yes, anxiety), depression, suicidal thoughts, EVERYTHING will melt away and be NO MORE when you lean on God and put your trust in him!! When I have physical pain, I literally pray and the Lord quells it, that I am healed!! Know that there is power in the name Jesus Christ! His name casts out demons and heals! People are bothered by his name. The world hates the truth and wants to continue living sinfully! God's children are set apart (holy) and righteous.

    • Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless him! Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who has faith in him! True faith in Jesus will have you bear good fruit and *drastically* change for the better!

  • Here are the facts Curry won a chip before KD got there and after KD left. KD has not won without Curry.

    • @ljn Draymond just recently spoke the truth. They couldn't get past that Cavs team without Durant. That's really who they needed him for

    • @Lola GS were able to win this year without KD, yes. Not only was Klay not the same, Draymond was less important, Iggy is old, young guys stepped up but on the other side...they played an inexperienced team. Curry couldn't get one win vs Toronto without KD & Klay. Last season, he couldn't get one win vs a HEALTHY JA & Memphis to make the playoffs. Durant was definitely needed for LBJ & Kyrie more than any opponent

    • @ChiRaq they not beating a healthy Bron & Kyrie team without Durant...that's the sole reason they got him

    • Curry > KD

    • Same can be said for Kyrie. 😂😂 Curry Bron Kawhi and Giannis are different breed. Better leaders for sure!

  • KD could literally be on the Golden State Warriors right now celebrating another championship with great teammates, a world class GM, the best owner in the league, a hall of fame coach, and a second to none culture if he FELT like it. But instead he chose this. Some people are really their own worst enemies.

    • So in other words you want KD is to choose the path of least resistance. KD knows those chips in GS comes with a asterisk and he will never get the respect from the Bball gods unless he gos to a team where he's that dude and he wins a 🏆. Your thinking is that of a loser who can't do it as a leader.

    • @Robbie R You can be getting hate while winning chips every year or getting hate while getting swept in the first round. Which do you pick?

    • Nut yall would be hating on him saying it doesn't count lmfaoo 🤣

    • @Friday Van-Defoe Then what should've KD done? He can't win anywhere else lol

  • Kevin Durant leaving the Warriors to prove he could lead his own team and then requesting a trade the same year Golden State wins again is… wild.

    • @Mike Hawk nuggets and mavs were easy teams?

    • @Symba Fi The GSW front office has had great luck in the draft (by drafting three All-Stars) and several of their other trades and signings have worked out (Wiggins, for example). And in the playoffs this past season they got very favorable matchups.

    • @Kim Mathenge u should know.

    • That's what happens when people fail.

    • he never had a team with the NETS. how often did u see him with Kyrie or Harden? he joined up with 2 weirdos. the situation isnt comparable to GS

  • It's tough being a Nets fan... giving up the entire young core and a lot of picks, because on paper, having Kyrie, KD and Harden gives you a chance for a championship. Reality is the best we got, was a 2nd round exit... Now the whole roster is imploding and what is the management doing? Trading a super valuable 1st round pick for Royce O'Neale... you gotta be f*cking kidding me...

    • Exactly to the trade in 2013 for Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett. The Nets management never learn from the mistake.

  • I think Kevin leaving the warriors was good because it taught the warriors they could do it by themselves. It was a hurtful feeling I think when Steph, clay and Draymond was told you can't do it without KD.... WELL THEY DID NOW YOU COME BACK AND THEY CAN GET MORE

    • @RandomRandy I said the exact thing I didn't need to prove it to me I said to prove it to the naysayers

    • They won the most games in the history of 1 NBA season. They NEVER needed KD

  • I blame the Brass. The Gm thought trading all that depth for Harden would pay off. Wild. But they also let Kyrie do what he wants without any repercussions may have upset the team chemistry.

    • That Harden trade was beyond stupid.

  • What this event shows me is its very important when judging basketball legends to actually be around in that era and see the players go about their business live. KD is a prime example of someone that on paper looks like he is top 5-10 all time but seeing whats going on with your own eyes you realise he isn't built like that and can't lead a franchise.

    • @ROBERT GRIFFIN yeah against l lebron and the heat tho

    • @TheGoldwingz he had westbrook harden and ibaka. OKC had best roster in the conference

    • @ljn a bit extreme but i feel it haha

    • Your not God, your a fan its not your place to judge anyone. Its real life, he getting paid to hoop, life aint that bad. How is he not built like that? No one person can lead a franchise. You clearly heard Mj said he couldn’t do it without SP so why you think Kd would do it with Kyrie. Idiotic take

    • @tony tone Actually that year Kendrick Perkins and Derek Fisher were the leaders of the team! They put the young core together and held them together back in 2012.

  • And then there’s Ben Simmons just sitting there in silence watching this all go down as he got traded to the nets 😂

    • @Pro Pre no, its something you didn't do...like play!

    • I legitimately think Ben is legitimately happy getting paid to dress up in his own clothes in the sidelines and go places with his girlfriend. Dude don't have a competitive bone in his body the last thing on his mind is getting back to the playoffs. He's always been like this

    • What about Seth man he deserves something and that opportunity straight up left

    • Booker and Simmons together would be the Kylie castoff backcourt.

  • Every time something happened I just feel sorry for Steven A. I think about him first

    • Stephen A not in that locker room. Stephen A not a hooper, tf we feeling sorry for? He get paid to talk, analyze and other stuff like that. Who cares?

    • This was negotiating in his contract that why they pay him all that 💰.

  • KD to Dallas. Luka & KD would be amazing, cmon Cuban. I’m not even a Mavericks fan but would love to see it for the NBA!

    • @ljn bron giannis luka steph jokic

    • @ljn he better then kd n Embiid have they gotten to a conference finals with such a shitty team at 23yrs old luka is everything people put him up to be

    • @Elijah Taylor KD, Embiid, Giannas, Jokic, Curry. Thats no specific order just top of my head. Luka’s good and real special but yall are delusional when it comes to him. yall try to make him way better than he is

    • @Elijah Taylor Luke ain't top 5 nothing Stop being delusional

    • @ljn luka top five right now period

  • I respect the NETS! They dove in the big name pool even tho they was building it up the correct way... Thru the draft!!! But Kyrie came knocking and honestly...what he was offering you had to take.. But its been a disaster and its time to blow this bs up and be super aggressive and go after big VIC

    • The problem with KD is that he needs to be with a leader. He's not a leader... its not his fault, not everyone is born to be a leader. He is who he is.

  • Amazing two awesome talents can't be happy. Everywhere they go.

    • If these trades do happen, it would mean that KD, Westbrook, Harden, and Kyrie will all be on their FOURTH NBA team. Let's not forget: 3 of those were MVPs

    • @matthew delgadillo weird comment. So work life isn't about being happy...uh ok.

    • It's not about being happy it's about doing what's best for you. Teams do it in a heartbeat. Why do players get bashed for it

  • The problem with KD is that he needs to be with a leader. He's not a leader... its not his fault, not everyone is born to be a leader. He is who he is.

    • He is a Mercenary

    • @Teej nuh. Ur just a hater

    • @LurKing They won a championship the second year they were together before Kyrie left in the third or fourth year and Kyrie played more games in all but one season than he did with Durant. This isn't a comparable argument.

    • @MJ ok lol

  • I wonder... if this happens, I wonder if they do a three team trade with another team, if Phoenix gives everything up, they have no team to put around him. Must be another team trying to offload contracts from their balance sheets, maybe swap a comparable player for another with a lesser contract.

  • “Keep switching teams. Running from the grind. You boys is chumps” - a wise man respected by the whole league.

    • @Luca lol really? The origination gave him literally everything he wanted including putting up with the parasite known as flat earth and KD still failed miserably. There is such thing as being a grown man and having honor. Looks like that’s way over your head. Keep stanning for celebs though.

    • Players don't owe anything to franchises (except going out and play), especially when they can get traded on a whim (right, Ainge?). Loyalty is a myth.

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  • I think the issue is that KD and Kyrie didn't know how have a winning culture or know how to control/build a team because they've either played for established organizations that already had a strong culture (Golden state and Boston) or were too young to have true control (OKC and Cleveland)

    • Kyrie and KD are part of management, running the team like a family, remember?

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    • And neither of them are leaders for their team. Kyrie is about as disruptive as it gets and KD just wants to ball. He's not the type to assert himself as the alpha dog in the locker room. That's one reason he picked golden state over OKC back then. That team already had a leader and KD could just do his thing without worrying about anything else.

  • Appreciate the Warriors as long as they will last, because most likely in our lifetime we won't see another core of players that prioritize winning over everything else

    • @Think Before You React cap

    • @Mike Hawk Name those teams that drafted and kept their core players (after winning). This way I know what YOU are talk about. I’ll wait

    • @Omniamericana What are you talking about? Some teams with several All-Star caliber players keep them for several seasons, some teams aren't as lucky for a variety of reasons.

    • @Saubhagya Sherchan ... Naw Definitely '22' , the Worse Finals by even the Watch-Shares ! ... Nobody wanted to see 2-Cloned teams playing a Boring , Glorified 6-Game Series Of H-O-R-S-E ! ... lnjuries have ruined the last 2-Finals ... l hope ALL the 'REAL' Players are Healthy next year , bc the World can't handle the JV-Finals 🤢🤮 ! ...

    • @Mickael Landry ... EXACTLY Bruh ... lve been saying the same thing FOR YEARS about them ! ... They've beaten down & feasted off Crippled/Handicapped teams there whole run ... & boston was a scared jr-high team , who had NO BUSINESS being anywhere near the Finals ? ! ... Had kmiddleton been healthy , gst would be singing a different song TODAY ! ... They've dodged every healthy team that probably would've taken them out ...

  • I'm actually surprised the Lakers would want Kyrie, although after the Westbrook debacle I probably shouldn't be surprised by anything they do.

    • Kyrie might as well not play in my or Cali with their “liberal” leaders who force mandates.

    • If he plays..

    • @L.J Ross As a scorer and shooter, which is what the Lakers need. Westbrook's game was excellent in Washington and OKC.

    • @Nor Priest you may have a point if it’s from marc stein but I doubt a nba reporter based in LA would put something out that isn’t true.

    • @Nor Priest Dave mcmenamin said kyrie is their no1 target.

  • If those trades go through the west is gone be CRAZY this season 🥶

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  • I remember when they were saying that Kevin Durant wanted to play for the New York Knicks did Kevin Durant came on and said I never told anybody that, why would anyone think that

  • I'm actually surprised the Lakers would want Kyrie, although after the Westbrook debacle I probably shouldn't be surprised by anything they do.

  • I'm actually surprised the Lakers would want Kyrie, although after the Westbrook debacle I probably shouldn't be surprised by anything they do.

  • Let's finally agree the moves made by Nets and the Lakers backfired - Both Kyrie and Westbrooks are both not fit for their respective teams in terms of fitment 🙏. Good call KD i applaud your request, Can't trust a Kyrie at all period.

    • @《Thee Sweet Science》 i was wit you all the way up until you say you can rock with the way the clippers are doing things. Lmao did you not see or remember how paul George ended up a Clipper in the first place? 🤣

    • @twisted8725 ! It's been one year lol.

    • Exactly. And at this point Kyrie isn't a good fit ANYWHERE. Where has he ever played and not had it implode quickly? It was even crazy when he was WITH LeBron. Even if he does go to LA and straightens out, shows up and accepts everything and vibes out with lebron, to me it still won't mean anything. Cuz it's literally like he kicked and screamed like a child to leave lebron and the cavs, left Bron sitting there with his hands in the air like "ummmm, what?". Then has kicked and screamed through a couple organizations. Was out the door halfway thru a season with the Celtics lol. Coaxed KD to follow his snake oil salesmanship to the Nets... has nearly a hometown vibe, a team he can build a whole legacy with. Now silently kicking and screaming his way BACK to Lebon the save "save LA"? Then we will see interviews of him preaching team basketball and good juju? Dude is tooooo transparent. Can't root for it at alllll. I hope K Leonard actually comes back healthy, him and P George, actual guys actually from LA, and out a put ole stop sign up against this "Lake Show" thing. I'm not a fan of either team, but I ca. Respect what the clippers are up to. This thing with kyrie and now the Lakers, I could NOT dig through all the straws inbthe world and grab one that has any redeeming value to root for when they tip toe through the playoffs.

    • @BXI you can think that if you want

  • I am aKD Stan but ain’t no way I’m trading my whole team for him

  • “You know as a leader you gotta be able to take good with the bad man, Just because the ship is sinking imma jump off and swim to another ship you don’t do that. If you can win championships in front of everybody then you can miss the playoffs in front of everybody” -Kobe Bryant

    • @Briley Gabriel are you saying Kevin Durant wasn’t the one leading okc when he was there?

    • @Make It Happen yeah, I forgot about the time the Nets lost to Brooklyn…

    • @Make It Happen 😂😂😂

    • @yemi_ kwame brown lmao I’m dead

    • KD is a leader though... Never has been.

  • I just love that KD waited for Kyrie to opt in before requesting to be traded lol

  • I think Dallas would be a good fit for KD

  • I hope the Suns trade their Team for Durant. Yes Booker and Ayton must be part of the deal. In 5 years, if they don't have a couple Championships they are likely screwed for 6 more.

  • I’m pretty sure Suns fans aint tryna hear trading Booker and Bridges for KD at this stage🤣

    • Many Suns fans think they can get KD without trading Booker, boy are they smoking too much.

  • The reason why KD and kyrie are such good friends is that they are exactly alike. They are flaky and highly volatile. They’re never satisfied or appreciate the situation that they are in. Kyrie had lebron, top 3 all time. KD had steph, best pg and teammate of all time. And they both left those situations looking for what? Each other? And this is the result.

    • @jae bee Yes. And lets not forget that when Warriors played Nets, Brooklyn was cheering for Steph 😂

    • I do agree completely. I don't think Kyrie will ever be content and happy with any team. He will be ok for a brief moment but that's it. KD is pretty much the same. Plus his skin is so thin. He too will never be happy

    • But KD is not so much drama or toxic like Kyrie.

    • @Alex Zeke is a better PG, not a better scorer. Overall, f I’m building a team, I’ll take Curry but that’s an oversimplification of the value of the PG position. When it comes to being a floor general, pace setter, reliable ball handler who can score at a high clip… isiah Thomas IS BETTER. Zeke is more of a jack of all trades while Curry is all around good and then catupolts into the convo because of his all time great shooting. IF curry wasn’t that great of a shooter if he could shoot only as good as Zeke, there’s no longer any discussion.

    • @Nihonzaki fr man’s is delusional

  • I don’t know what the big surprise is, kd leaving the nets is something that was pretty obvious, also amongst the mainstream analysts. For once I appreciate steven a’s response.

  • KD has like 4 great years left. Hope he lands somewhere he can crush it.

  • When Stephen A sais “ the fact of matter is “.. things are serious.

  • I wish Stephen A Smith was like this more often i could actually listen to him.

  • Stephen A the fact of the matter actually is that KD still wants to play w Kyrie… just not in BKN

  • 🤣🤣🤣 They scared KD with that Westbrook for Kyrie trade nonsense . He's like nope I'm out.

  • Appreciate the Warriors as long as they will last, because most likely in our lifetime we won't see another core of players that prioritize winning over everything else

  • After watching team USA I been wanting Tatum KD and Jrue Holiday on the same team 😂

  • This definitely Stephen A’s day off🤣🤣🤣 man got the shirt on his shoulder 🤣🤣🤣

    • @Jesus Saves! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

    • Your worries (yes, anxiety), depression, suicidal thoughts, EVERYTHING will melt away and be NO MORE when you lean on God and put your trust in him!! When I have physical pain, I literally pray and the Lord quells it, that I am healed!! Know that there is power in the name Jesus Christ! His name casts out demons and heals! People are bothered by his name. The world hates the truth and wants to continue living sinfully! God's children are set apart (holy) and righteous.

    • Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless him! Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who has faith in him! True faith in Jesus will have you bear good fruit and *drastically* change for the better!

    • That is a shoulder brace aka sling used for injury/pain ..

    • Throught he broke his arm for a sec

  • I dont remember Kyrie saying he wanted a coach with no experience. He said he didn't even want a coach, those big 3 didn't need one at all!

  • I'll die laughing if Chris Paul goes to the Nets

  • The real news why he wants out is because Irving asked to be bought out so he can go to LA.

  • Kyrie opted in and KD opted out😂

  • Y’all brought this man in on his day off

    • @Gray Maybe why are speaking on his happiness? lol how do you know?

    • @Dave Pierre that’s fine , promise you Stephen A is happy being the man at ESPN . Don’t get to where he is thinking like a commoner

    • @Gray Maybe are you saying that’s why I’m not stephen A.? That’s fine lol. It’s just that it’s vacation for a reason

    • @Dave Pierre that’s why I not Stephen a lol

    • @Weslee Pipes true

  • KD to Kyrie: “Yo I put the good word in for you to the boss but I’m out!”

  • She sure hyped up Stephen A “ The man…the myth…the legend.” 😏

  • And the clock is ticking on Durant ...and in the end he will only have the two Warriors titles at the end of his career. He's going to be on the downswing soon. Age is catching up

  • when did kyrie say he wanna play with the lakers 🤔 everyone is so fast to put ever free agent with lebron

  • It's a total shame it has came down to this with the Brooklyn Nets for sure, things are just going south in a hurry for this organization ..

    • The Nets didn't learn from the mistake because in 2013 they traded their whole assets for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

    • Your worries (yes, anxiety), depression, suicidal thoughts, EVERYTHING will melt away and be NO MORE when you lean on God and put your trust in him!! When I have physical pain, I literally pray and the Lord quells it, that I am healed!! Know that there is power in the name Jesus Christ! His name casts out demons and heals! People are bothered by his name. The world hates the truth and wants to continue living sinfully! God's children are set apart (holy) and righteous.

    • Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless him! Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who has faith in him! True faith in Jesus will have you bear good fruit and *drastically* change for the better!

    • @Gilbert mazy yeah, THAT was the problem. 🤣🤣🤣

    • @Prestige V61 That's the thing. 19, 1st round exit. Best they got in the 3 years since KD was 2nd round..

  • Kyrie alone had carried the entire off season. KD has been involved up until this point due to no fault of his own 😂

  • Does KD leaving the Nets mean he didn’t believe in Ben Simmons and Kyrie(unless Kyrie not staying)but now Ben Simmons is on the out and out now because they technically running from him and the nets now lol

  • They really interrupted Stephen A’s vacation 😂😂

  • Kyrie didn’t ask for nash, kd did cause he was the assistant coach when he was on the warriors. Just get ready kai they gon put 100 % blame on you.

    • Can they trade both of them to the Hollywood Divas or to The Broadway Drama Queens?

    • That’s such a dumb take. Yes of course Kyrie is the hero after missing most of the past 2 seasons and being the source for most of the teams drama.

    • No Kyrie tried saying he didn’t need a coach

    • KD just told Kyrie to bite him

  • I’ve had enough of the NBA. Load management, selfish soft players, ridiculous flopping, too many 3’s and no defense. Analytics and player empowerment have hurt the league

  • Wow next season is going to be very interesting there's a lot of players getting moved around

  • Durant: My next chapter begins in Golden State Warriors 😂

  • Both KD and Kyrie getting passed around more than Spalding🏀

  • As a Nets fan only positive thing about the Kyrie KD signing is that it made me money selling the season tickets I bought before the trade. What an utter disappointment. To be honest didn't expect a chip especially when Harden and DAntonion was brought in but I thought maybe atleast a finals appearance or ECF.

    • The stupid GM messed Up!

    • @ljn To be honest, I never wanted Kyrie accepted it bc it got us KD but I though the antics were just to force his way off the team Before the James Harden cast Kyrie and KD we're coming into a great supporting cast that was a big part of the nets return to the playoffs. Jarret Allen, Dinwiddie, Joe Harris, Jared Dudley, Caris LeVert. I thought at the minimum we'd be a contender.

    • @avataraarow Born and raise in NY. Never had an attachment to Knicks decide to become a Nets fan during the J Lin days. Those were the dark days.

    • Your worries (yes, anxiety), depression, suicidal thoughts, EVERYTHING will melt away and be NO MORE when you lean on God and put your trust in him!! When I have physical pain, I literally pray and the Lord quells it, that I am healed!! Know that there is power in the name Jesus Christ! His name casts out demons and heals! People are bothered by his name. The world hates the truth and wants to continue living sinfully! God's children are set apart (holy) and righteous.

    • Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless him! Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who has faith in him! True faith in Jesus will have you bear good fruit and *drastically* change for the better!

  • Simple…. He knows kyrie isn’t staying and has decided to move on. Just because one can afford to buy an nba team does not mean he can manage owning an nba team. The owner is the reason….

  • Warriors back on top and the rest of the league gotta scramble this hard just to try to compete. Kevin knows he has no chance at another ring with the Nets even with their full team all season. He not tryna work so hard to get to the finals again then get smacked by the Warriors in 5. Why waste the time. Just pull another hop to the best contender

  • All this talk about KD not capable winning championships on his own … well there is a lot of substance in that assertion.

  • Hmm... and why did KD leave the Warriors? To build his own "coach-less" superteam. I guess it didn't work out. He tried to destroy the Warriors on the way out and now he destroyed the Nets. He's a team killer. Same said for Kyrie.

    • kd is like a woman who likes attention and is self entitled . He is not a leader and he is scared of the celtics. that broom that he received in the playoffs will have him having nightmares for the rest of his life. wanted to be a man and told the grown ups that he wanted to move out, now the bills are coming due and he realize that being an adult comes with responsibilities and now he wants to go sleep in his friends mansion on the couch so they can bail him out... i dont understand what any team think that kd could do for them in his later years when he couldnt achieve anything in his prime... he rode the warriors coat tail and was given a championship and without the warriors stacking the deck, he would not have won anything

    • You're insane. He left the Warriors because he was the most hated guy in the league and everyone was saying that his chips don't worth anything. He most definitely made the right move by leaving GSW and trying to win a real ring. It didn't work out in Brooklyn but at least he gained back a little bit of respect. He'll get a lot of respect if he wins an actual ring.

    • Kd never said that, all great players have some type of relationship with the coach. Kd loved Steve because he helped him in GS. He definitely didn’t try to destroy a team purposely, and one person cant destroy a franchise. If he was a team killer then everybody in the league wouldn’t be tryna recruit him rn. Definitely not the same with kyrie so lets stop with the nonsense

    • Kd mainly left cuz Green was being dumb and pushing his buttons the wrong way.

    • Correction… Kyrie destroyed the nets

  • I appreciate guys like Duncan,Curry, Antetokounmpo and Nowitzki more and more. Never requested a trade, never complained no matter how things went. But found a way to win nonetheless.

    • @q the 6th man they're loyal to their teammates, not the fat cats that are rarely at games

    • @KB what does playing out contracts have to do with 1 franchise players who were loyal to their belief in their ability to get through any challenge? More specifically what does lebron playing out his contracts have to do with never complaining? Lol you’re on the wrong post 💀

    • @Nathaniel Robles the Lakers weren’t a fail they won the chip two years ago. The Nets are a fail!

    • Kobe and mj too

    • Duncan was always in a position to win ( 50 plus wins all his career) the polar side of it is Kevin Garnett who wasted too many of his prime years in Minnesota, out of loyalty

  • I wonder in 8 or 9 years will yall still blame kyrie for everything that happens in nba and or with Durant. Durant skips by with no blame for the 3rd time in a row.

  • Watch Durant and Irving be traded to the same team. Irving said earlier that he and Durant will run the team. This was planned by them immediately after they got those brooms from Boston.

  • If I were the Sun's GM I wouldn't give up Booker under any circumstance, but everybody else is expendable

  • He gone find a way to bring up Kyrie name if anything 😂

  • I think breaking up the suns would be stupid even if you do get KD in return. They have a group that made it to the finals and they are very similar to the Boston Celtics for the fact that they're right there and so close to a title and have proven that

    • @fanatikow I thank him for his service. I wouldn't want him coming back though.

    • @joe Morrison Kevin Durant can’t get you to the finals…he never has lead a team to the finals except for 2012 which is 10 freaking Years ago! I was 13 now I’m 23. Other than that what has he done?

    • @Peoples Not saying the warriors should chase him...all that rebuilding they did to once again be top...their roster is fine...I meant all the other owners and gms are now calculating what they would need to get him... G.S. didnt need him to win titles But your calculations admit that he made it easier... G.S. warriors supporter too . Give the man his flowers...

    • @joe Morrison He haven't lately

    • @fanatikow Warriors didn't NEED KD. He made their chances of beating the Cavs go from 60% to 90%

  • I dont think fans understand the consequence of this move. Yeah it means an exciting season but it so means an upcoming lockout with the CBA Negotiations because man these owners have a ton of leverage with the bs these players have created.

  • KD's one of the best but he's making it worse for his legacy. Joining the warriors was the best and the worst thing that happened for his Legacy. Now that he's out of Golden State the "best" thing was taken away and he left the "worst" with him. Now he's soiling his Legacy more. He hasn't shown this pathetic side when he was with OKC, who would've known?

    • @Christopher Columbus read. That's enough reason to say he left the worst with him. Nets gave up everything to get him, and all he had to do is be patient for everyone to play more games together and instead of doing that, he will leave despite all the Nets did for him and Kyrie. Also, he did this as soon as the warriors won without him so it looked way worse than it should look.

    • What part of the Nets big 3 played 16 games together do you not under? What part of Ben Simmons played 0 games this season do you not understand?

  • Kyrie and kd both looked at the nets roster and was like “Ben Simmons ain’t pushin the needle”

  • KD is vindictive. Kyrie left him out to dry in the season so once he opted in he put in the trade demand and handed Kyrie the same hand 🤣 🤣 🤣

  • This off season will be fire 🔥🔥🔥

    • Your worries (yes, anxiety), depression, suicidal thoughts, EVERYTHING will melt away and be NO MORE when you lean on God and put your trust in him!! When I have physical pain, I literally pray and the Lord quells it, that I am healed!! Know that there is power in the name Jesus Christ! His name casts out demons and heals! People are bothered by his name. The world hates the truth and wants to continue living sinfully! God's children are set apart (holy) and righteous.

    • Hey! Did you know God is three in one!? The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit! Bless him! Jesus died for our sins, rose from the dead, and gives salvation to everyone who has faith in him! True faith in Jesus will have you bear good fruit and *drastically* change for the better!

  • "Its the weakest move I've ever seen a superstar do"

  • Durant is leaving because he pushed the Nets to give Kyrie a long term deal- which did not happen(and he did not deserve). I hope KD goes to the Suns so they can battle the Warriors out West.

    • 😆 sounds about right he has as much power as an actual 🧁

  • This wont happen but I Would like to see GS get KD back w/ Steph and trade Klay, Jordan Poole, Wiseman and some picks to BK.

  • I’m tired of hearing Stephen A saying *”he don’t want to show up to work.”* 😂. It’s getting old af.

  • do GSW go back in for him ? , or do we just wanna see him in Portland ?

  • Swapping KD for 3 solid all stars as a Nets fan I’m not mad at that at all, considering For the whole season it seemed like virtually a 1 man show with KD always getting the job done to somehow save us out the mud. 3 more all stars with better 2 way players will give us better rotation and better squad depth. Obviously u want the best player on ur team but can’t say the GM ain’t tried or given us what we wanted. Also trade Steve Nash whilst ur at it, thank you

  • This is what happens when the businessmen running these organizations obtain their positions through nepotism and social connections rather than on merit. If an intelligent person were at the helm, Harden would have never been a Net and all of those players would have been retained. The Nets' management makes the same personnel decisions as an 8 year old playing Madden does.

  • If Kevin goes to the phoenix suns lol…this man just chooses teams that are “close enough” to win a title on their own to then win a championship lmao. KD what is going on man?

  • This 2022 - 2023 season is about to be one of the greatest NBA seasons in history.

    • @Laker troop Sorry your team never won the chip 😢

    • So far no season has topped 2016

    • We thought that a season or two ago with the Lakers and the Clippers so?!

    • lets hope injuries dont ruin it

    • @38 Baby it’ll never be true because of injuries loll i thought last season would be lit

  • Simmons probably in his head like "what did I get myself into"

  • KD leaving Russ to play with Steph then leaving Steph to play with Kyrie to have Kyrie set up a trade to bring Russ back to KD. Life comes full circle sometimes and in Kyrie’s case that circle is… flat.

  • This is like a revenge move which he is good idea. I think the addition of Ben Simmons made it worse.

  • "I would like to bring in Stephen A Smith to talk further 💩 about Kyrie because every single year he picks on one player to set his sights on and bad mouth at every turn" SMH

  • I just love that KD waited for Kyrie to opt in before requesting to be traded lol

    • @Eric but that's the thing, the nets can't be competetive this upcoming season. I think they gonna trade kyrie too, at least I hope so, but I don't really like what the lakers have to offer. I wouldn't even be too mad about Russ, I think on a different team he can be more effective than on the Lakers, though on the nets without a lot of floor spacing wihout Kyrie and potentially KD. But THT.. i don't think he has that much Potential to become a Solid starter 🙄 I also don't know, how a good Deal for KD would look like that's realistic

    • @SecondC1tySaint Brooklyn isn’t planning to tank. Houston has their picks for the next few and that first round pick they traded to the Jazz is an indication that they’re going to try to stay competitive. Ben+Kyrie. (I think he’s getting traded)+ whatever young players they get back from Phoenix, Miami, or Boston could at least be a play in team. Bens stock isn’t too high right now so he needs to remind everyone what he can do on the court so the nets can get some good pieces in return

    • @Poots Plasencia bingo. Casuals just want some likes on the internet. SAS is partly to blame for this.

    • @Irvin They should trade them both, they should even try to get rid of Simmons, who knows if he's even gonna play next season, might as well let somebody else worry about it and start fresh. Get as many picks they possibly can and some promising young players they can build around.

    • Noo you all dont just understand he probably told the nets to give kyrie the max or he would ask for trade they didnt kryie HAD to take the opt in then said im gone you didnt give my boy his money

  • Steven Smith is always on the rag 💯

  • "Kyrie wants to go to the Lakers!" - The Lakers total Clown Show of 21-22 wasn't laughable enough, so they're going to add the train wreck that is Kyrie Irving?? Pass the popcorn please!!

  • Kevin Durant to DC that would nasty, Beal , Kristaps, and KD would definitely come out the east for sure

    • @Dunkirito Well he definitely got that

    • Beal just wants the bag

    • That sound worse than Kd james and kyrie

    • Worst take under this vid lol talk about delusional 😂

    • Nah not now KDs best chance to go to DC was in 2016 when Wall was still there instead of Golden State

  • Does anyone think Durant can win a ring if Phoenix gut their team to sign him. No, me neither.

  • Brooklyn Nets done fumbled like 6 hall of Fame talents in a decade smh 😬

    • Yea but Pierce Garnett and Joe Johnson were on there way out to be fair losing Durant, Harden and Irving in their prime is dreadful

    • Its official Anywhere NY or Brooklyn basketball careers won’t go very far

    • @Daniel Danielson this is going to cause a lockout I’m calling it

    • Those mofos fumbled themselves. They had a franchise bend over backwards for them and appeasing to their every whim and hate the result. And then when it comes to negotiation and the nets are bringing up the report card they got out of them, they bail???? No accountability and no self awareness. This is a lesson learned on the nets FO and I wouldn’t fire them yet. What is a franchise supposed to do when you got two divas running the show.

  • Culture of a team is so important. You can tell which teams have got it figured out and those that haven’t.

  • In Tyler Herro's mind, he's worth a straight up one for one swap with KD.

  • Kevin Durant needs to go to a championship team that already has a great player so that when they double team THAT great player, KD can be the "great" player. Only way he can win. He just doesn't have it.