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    Getty James Harden, Philadelphia 76ers Things got a little testy toward the end of James Harden’s run with the Brooklyn Nets. He didn’t exit on bad terms but a mutual breakup was the inevitable outcome and everyone has moved on. No hard feelings. Harden was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he has stated his desired goal of winning “multiple championships.” The 10-time All-Star will return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 3 for the preseason opener between the Nets and Sixers. Don’t expect any fireworks. When asked for his thoughts on returning to Brooklyn, Harden downplayed it: “Nah, I mean … it’s just a preseason game.” (via The Inquirer’s Keith Pompey). #Sixers' James Harden was asked his thoughts on heading to Brooklyn to face the #Nets in tomorrow's preseason opener. It will mark his first game there since forcing to trade to the Sixers. "Nah, I mean … it's just a preseason game." — Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) October 2, 2022 That sentiment matches what Harden told reporters prior to squaring off against the Nets last season....
    Getty Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Being at the top of the NBA puts a target on your back, and no one understands that more than the Golden State Warriors. With success comes criticism, and seeing as the Warriors have won four of the last eight championships, they’ve had plenty of both of those things. Golden State’s core three players – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green – have been subjected to this criticism for the majority of their careers. Despite being one of the greatest tandems of all time, people still find reasons to doubt them. Recently, former Brooklyn Nets guard Mike James made waves in the media for his comments about Curry. On the Player’s Choice podcast, James was discussing a conversation he had with former teammate Kevin Durant, detailing the top players in the league. When it came to Curry, James had strong words. “Steph, like how he plays and how he gets stuff off, it’s just kind of one-dimensional at times if that makes sense…he’s not the primary ball handler a...
    Getty Draymond Green and Steph Curry react to a play in a game against the Denver Nuggets. Draymond Green has settled plenty of scores since he helped lead the Golden State Warriors to their fourth title in the last eight seasons, but the latest one may be the most bizarre — and most misunderstood. Green drew controversy this week for some comments on teammate Steph Curry and his scoring abilities after Kevin Durant had joined Golden State. While Green was trying to make a point about Curry’s growth as a player, it came out to many as a shot at the future Hall of Famer. “The reality is, I don’t think that team wins another championship if Kevin [Durant] doesn’t come,” Green said during an appearance on J.J. Redick’s podcast, “The Old Man and The Three.” “I personally don’t think at that point Steph Curry had figured out, ‘I’m going to get a bucket whenever I want to,’” Green added. “I don’t think he was capable of that yet. I think he was still growing into that. …...
    Getty Images Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Durant delivered some strong comments about the Golden State Warriors‘ latest championship on his podcast, pushing back against certain narratives that have emerged about his relationship with his former team. Durant’s post-Warriors career hasn’t gone as planned since he departed following the 2018-19 season. His Nets entered this season as the title favorite but ended up getting swept in the first round by the Boston Celtics. After the early exit, Durant watched as Stephen Curry helped propel the well-rounded Warriors to their fourth title in eight years. While it might have been a blow to his ego, Durant contends that he still was cheering for the Warriors to add to their dynasty. “I like those dudes. Like, I played basketball with those guys and I was a part of that dynasty that they’re building right now,” Durant said on his podcast “The ETCs.” “I have some pride — like, damn, I was a part of something special, even though it was only two championships out of the four. We...
    Getty Kyrie Irving is catching heat. It didn’t take long for the criticism to start rolling in after the Boston Celtics eliminated the Brooklyn Nets in just four games in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. With the exception of Game 4, Nets star Kevin Durant looked off his game and it cost his team big. His costar Kyrie Irving also shoulders a lot of the blame, and members of the media don’t seem thrilled with what he said postgame about wanting to come back to Brooklyn. Kendrick Perkins and Eddie House, 2008 champs in Boston, roasted Irving for his comments.What Did Kyrie Say? Kyrie says he plans to re-sign with the Nets: "When I say I'm here with Kev, I think that really entails us managing this franchise together alongside Joe and Sean." — Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) April 26, 2022 After the four game sweep, Irving reiterated his desire to stay with the Nets, something Celtics fans will remember as something he said to them years ago, and he says that he’s sticking with Durant. “When...
    Getty The Brooklyn Nets find themselves in an 0-2 hole after dropping the first two games of the series against the Boston Celtics. This series is still far from over and there’s a lot of optimism that Ben Simmons could even return for the Nets in Game 4. Simmons hasn’t played an NBA game in nearly a year, so there’s really no telling how much he can bring to the table. Although the series isn’t looking good at the moment, there’s still plenty of time to get things turned around. This is what makes Kyrie Irving’s comments after the Game 2 loss all the more puzzling as some fans believe they make it seem like the star point guard has already thrown in the towel.Fans Are Confused GettyBrooklyn Nets teammates Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. With the series at worst halfway over, Irving’s comments can almost be taken as he believes the series is already over. “I just think the timing is right,” he said after the game. “Their window is now for these young guys that...
    Getty Bruce Brown #1 reacts with Kevin Durant #7 and Nicolas Claxton #33 of the Brooklyn Nets after grabbing a loose ball during the first half against the Chicago Bulls The Brooklyn Nets officially secured the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs on Tuesday night. With their April 12 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA play-in tournament, Brooklyn is now set to play the Boston Celtics in the first round. Game one between the two teams is currently scheduled for April 16 at 3:30 pm EST.  Everything went right for the Nets to get to this point. Brooklyn was expected to enter the play-in tournament as the ten seed less than two weeks ago. That would mean that the Nets would have to win two sudden death play-in games just to be the Eastern Conference’s eighth seed. Three teams stood in front of them at the time. However, each blundered the opportunity, and Brooklyn entered the play-in game with the seventh-best record in the East. That has to leave the Nets feeling good, right? It’s safe to say Bruce...
    Getty Cam Thomas and James Harden of the Nets try to make a play on defense. It was far from pretty but the Brooklyn Nets scratched out their third straight win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. The Nets played from behind for most of the contest but were able to come out with a 117-112 victory. Nets superstar Kevin Durant led the way with 27 points in the contest. but the story of the night was Nets rookie shooting guard Cam Thomas who had a career-high 11 points on 4-7 shooting. Thomas who recently scored 46 points for the Nets G-League affiliate the Long Island Nets has proven he has the tools to be a volume scorer in this league. And at 20 years old he already believes he is a better scorer than Durant was at his age. “Me and KD just be trash-talking about our scoring abilities because I say I’m a better scorer at my age than he was and he doesn’t believe that,” Thomas said after the victory. “He never wants to...
    Getty Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and forward Kevin Durant during a 2017 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will forever be linked to each other. The duo won two NBA titles During Durant’s three seasons in Golden State and KD was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in both of those years.  Although Durant enjoyed a lot of success during his years with the Warriors it was arguably the most difficult period of his playing career. Many NBA fans had developed an unhealthy disdain for Durant after he left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors, the team that has just beat them in the Western Conference Finals that year. Fans would voice their displeasure with KD, mainly on Twitter. But unlike most NBA stars KD would respond to those comments which often led to heated verbal exchanges with fans.  The latest Nets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Nets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Nets!...
    BASKETBALL stars Kevin Durant and Scottie Pippen have been feuding on social media over the sport. Durant let out his frustrations on Twitter and snapped back at Pippen over his comments about him in an interview. 3Kevin Durant clapped back at Scottie Pippen over his comments about him in an interviewCredit: Getty Images - Getty What did Kevin Durant say about Scottie Pippen? Kevin Durant, 32, clapped back at Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen after he criticized him in a GQ interview. Pippen was discussing Durant’s place in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and his latest games with the Brooklyn Nets, saying: “KD can score better than LeBron, probably always have been able to.  “But has he surpassed LeBron? Naw. He tried to beat the Milwaukee Bucks instead of utilizing his team.  “You see what I'm saying? LeBron James would've figured out how to beat them and he wouldn't have been exhausted and he may not have taken the last shot.  3Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen said that Durant 'doesn't have what LeBron has' in the NBACredit: AP:Associated Press “But...
    Getty Brooklyn's Kevin Durant talks with Kyrie Irving during the first half of a game against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center on April 25, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Unfortunately for Brooklyn Nets fans, a season that was headlined with hopes of the franchise’s first NBA title, came to an end in the second round. The Nets lost a win or go home Game 7 to the Milwaukee Bucks at home in an overtime thriller. For the Nets their Achilles heel for them all season was injuries and unfortunately for Brooklyn, their old ghosts came back to haunt them. After losing Jeff Green to a foot injury in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup with the Boston Celtics, disaster awaited them in their second-round matchup with Milwaukee as they would lose both James Harden and Kyrie Irving in the first four games of the series. Despite a herculean effort by Kevin Durant, he alone could not get it done and that was the deciding factor in the series. The latest Nets news straight to...
    Jay Williams isn’t backing down. The ESPN analyst — whom Kevin Durant accused of lying on national television about an apparent encounter they had years ago — addressed the situation on Wednesday. "I stand by my story," Williams said on his "Keyshawn JWill & Zubin" show, one day after the drama began. "I was probably wrong for sharing a personal story, but that’s what we do, we share personal stories," Williams admitted of the apparent conversation the pair had at a holiday party for Durant’s business. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "But (Tuesday) I sat there, I’m not going back and forth on social media. I was with my family all day staying positive, it’s all good. It was meant as a compliment, there are levels to this." In his initial comments on Tuesday, Williams claimed Durant confronted him at a holiday party for comparing his style of play to that of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. "Kevin Durant comes up to me at the club and says, ‘Yo, don’t you ever compare me to Giannis again. Don’t...
    Jay Williams isn’t backing down. The ESPN analyst — whom Kevin Durant accused of lying on national television about an apparent encounter they had years ago — addressed the situation on Wednesday. “I stand by my story,” Williams said on his “Keyshawn JWill & Zubin” show, one day after the drama began. “I stand by my story”@RealJayWilliams responds to Kevin Durant disputing the story he told on yesterday’s show pic.twitter.com/RCXq0wOv3C— Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin (@KeyJayandZ) June 9, 2021 “I was probably wrong for sharing a personal story, but that’s what we do, we share personal stories,” Williams admitted of the apparent conversation the pair had at a holiday party for Durant’s business. “But (Tuesday) I sat there, I’m not going back and forth on social media. I was with my family all day staying positive, it’s all good. It was meant as a compliment, there are levels to this.” In his initial comments on Tuesday, Williams claimed Durant confronted him at a holiday party for comparing his style of play to that of Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo....
    Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant slammed ESPN analyst Jay Williams on social media Tuesday over what he said was a fabricated story comparing him to Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Following an explosive night in which he scored 32 points to top the Bucks 125-86 in 2-0 series lead over Milwaukee, Durant commented on an Instagram post calling Williams recollection over a conversation with him a "f---n' lie."  DURANT HAS 32, NETS UP 2-0 AFTER 125-86 BLOWOUT OF BUCKS "Jay Williams can NEVER speak for me, ever…" he continued.  Durant was referencing comments made by Williams during Tuesday’s "Get Up," where the ESPN analyst said a few years back he had compared Antetokounmpo’s "physicality" to that of Durant’s.  Williams said he was then approached by the basketball star at a "holiday party" and said: "Don’t you ever, ever compare me to Giannis. Don’t you ever compare me to Giannis."  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Williams added, speaking of the Nets-Bucks playoff series: "So when I see that matchup, you know what that matchup says to me? That’s something personal...
    Kevin Durant finally made his return to the court after missing around two months of basketball action. Although he was off to a flier in his first game, his rusty gameplay was at full display against the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. Although he did have a game-high 22 points against the Purple & Gold, KD had a whooping 8 turnovers to his name and looked sloppy in possession. Considering he is just back from a long layoff, his inconsistent form shouldn’t worry the Nets. Once Durant is fit alongside Kyrie Irving and James Harden, he will be the favorite to win his third career championship. NBA analyst lashes out on Kevin Durant for lack of motivation Before the game, Durant sat for an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. There, the 32-year-old claimed that he plays basketball for development and not for the championship. “Once I won a championship [with Golden State], I realized that, like, my view on this game is really about development. Like, how good can I be? It’s not about, you know, let’s go get this...
    Draymond Green appeared on Kevin Durant’s podcast and had some pointed comments about the state of basketball analysis in the media. Draymond Green and Kevin Durant seem to have squashed whatever lingering beef exists from their time as teammates in Golden State. And in a recent appearance on Durant’s The ETC’s podcast, Draymond spoke candidly about his interest in becoming an analyst in the future and the issues he sees with the current crop of television analysts. What did Draymond Green say about modern basketball announcers on Kevin Durant’s podcast?“Nowadays you can’t turn on the TV and learn about the game of basketball, and that’s because too many people have voices that don’t know shit about the game… and it’s f*****g the game up.’ Draymond didn’t specifically reference Barkley or Shaq and given his previous online beef(s) it’s just as likely he could be pointing to what he considers amateur and inexperienced basketball writers. But he did say “turn on the tv” And while Shaq and Barkley certainly have first-hand experience with professional basketball the lack of expertise and attention...
    Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant has apologized for the threatening and vulgar comments he directed at Michael Rapaport in a private, online argument, which the 51-year-old actor publicized earlier this week.  Rapaport, who now does a sports-centric podcast, shared screen grabs Tuesday on Twitter, showing the former NBA MVP calling him a 'pale c***sucker' and making references to his wife during the December exchange.  'I'm sorry that people seen the language that I used,' the injured Durant said before Thursday's win over the Charlotte Hornets in Brooklyn. 'That's not really what I want people to see and hear from me, but hopefully I can move past it and get back out on the floor.'  Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant (left) has apologized for the threatening and vulgar comments he directed at Michael Rapaport (right) in a private, online argument, which the 51-year-old actor publicized earlier this week. Rapaport, who now does a sports-centric podcast, shared screen grabs of the conversation Tuesday on Twitter , showing the former NBA MVP calling him a 'pale c***sucker' and making references to his...
    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr lashed out at a reporter on Monday after his comments about the team’s performance with Kevin Durant were taken out of context.  Kerr told reporters on Monday that he was "angry" after Drew Shiller, co-host of NBC Sports’ "Warriors Outsider," misquoted the coach’s recent comments in a tweet in what he felt was a "terribly unfair shot."  NETS’ KYRIE IRVING TENDING TO FAMILY MATTER, FANS SPECULATE HE’S SKIPPING OUT FOR UPCOMING BIRTHDAY "Steve Kerr told [Logan Murdock] he enjoyed last season (when the Warriors went 15-50) more than Kevin Durant's final season with the Warriors," Shiller’s tweet read, adding one quote from the interview.  But the comments that Kerr made on the "The Ringer NBA Show" actually made no reference to Durant and instead were more about the energy of last year’s team.  "I enjoyed last season, when we had the worst record in the league, more than I enjoyed that last season when we went to the Finals," he said. "Last year we had young guys who were trying every day, working...
    Stars celebrating milestone birthdays in March 2021 10 Reasons To Think Twice Before Investing In Real Estate Steve Kerr stood by his recent comments on Monday that he felt coaching last year’s horrendous Golden State Warriors team was more enjoyable than coaching the team that went to the 2019 Finals. He isn’t, though, happy with a Bay Area media member for taking a quote of his on the subject out of context and trying to make it seem like Kerr was taking a shot at Kevin Durant. Not one bit. Steve Kerr ‘angry’ over ‘terribly unfair shot’ Kerr, speaking on The Ringer NBA Show, said that he “enjoyed last season, when we had the worst record in the league, more than I enjoyed that last season when we went to the Finals.” Golden State went just 15-50 last season in a brutal attempt to back up their run to the NBA Finals — when they fell to the Toronto Raptors. Both Klay Thompson and Durant got hurt in that series, and Durant then bolted for the Brooklyn Nets. Kerr’s...
    The Golden State Warriors coach was not happy that his comments about the 2018-19 season were taken out of context by a single tweet. The focus on the Golden State Warriors was supposed to be on their big game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. That has now taken a backseat to a viral story that took place on Monday evening. A tweet surfaced of comments made by head coach Steve Kerr during an appearance on the “Real Ones” podcast with The Ringer’s Logan Murdock and Raja Bell, who said that he found the 2019-20 season more enjoyable than the 2018-19 campaign. The issue that surfaced from this is that the aforementioned post referred to the 2018-19 season as “Kevin Durant’s final season,” which caused a stir across social media and caught the attention of the Brooklyn Nets star. During a press conference on Monday, Kerr clarified the comments made on the podcast, while also stressing that he was angry that a single tweet altered the context of it all. You can check out Kerr’s full comments in the tweet thread...
    Getty Kevin Durant reacts to a play during the 2018 NBA Finals The Golden State Warriors will face one of the best teams in the NBA Sunday as they play the Brooklyn Nets led by All-Star Kyrie Irving, former NBA MVP James Harden, and former Warriors Finals MVP Kevin Durant. The Warriors faced the Nets before to begin the season, however, this version of the team is much different since adding Harden. One of the bittersweet moments about this matchup will be seeing Durant play against the Warriors in San Francisco. A place where many hoped he would continue to play for the remainder of his career. Yet, while some are disappointed that Durant is no longer in a Warriors uniform, he remains “grateful” for his time with the team and explains how he will always be with them. Follow the Heavy on Warriors Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Durant Says He’ll ‘Always Be A Warrior’ Getty Before the Nets first played against the Warriors to begin the NBA season he opened up...
    Getty Shaquille O'Neal attends Imagine Dragons' sixth annual Tyler Robinson Foundation Gala at Wynn Las Vegas. Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant is one of the most decorated players in the NBA today. Despite KD’s two NBA titles, Two Finals MVPs, one regular-season MVP, and multiple all-star selections, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is not impressed with what he has accomplished thus far. He let it be known on a recent Instagram post. “I know what greatness is,” Shaq said. “Ain’t nobody playing done what I have done besides LeBron and Steph Curry. I have G14 classification to say what I say, you better google me.”Shaq Defends His Latest Comments View this post on Instagram A post shared by ESPN (@espn) View this post on Instagram A post shared by ESPN (@espn)   Shaq’s comments seemed to be aimed towards KD’s recent comments on retired players criticizing the players of today. Shaq has made headlines this season for being what some would consider overly-critical of current NBA players. His most recent target was...
    Shaq stirs controversy with his comments to Donovan Mitchell originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington   In a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell had one of his best performances of the season. Dropping a season-high 36 points, the guard demonstrated once again that he’s one of the top young players in the game. So, as Mitchell joined TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’ following the game, praise should have been the only thing he received, right? Wrong. NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal seemed to be trying to compliment Mitchell on his performance, but it came off in a backhanded way that was filled with criticism and a harsh observation. “I said tonight that you are one of my favorite players, but you don’t have what it takes to get to the next level,” O’Neal said. “I said it on purpose because I wanted you to hear it. What do you have to say about that?” Mitchell took the comments in stride, replying with an “aight” before stating: “Shaq, I’ve been hearing that since my rookie...
    James Harden and Kevin Durant are teammates once again. Moreover, they have a 3rd superstar in Kyrie Irving and this trio is primed to win the NBA championship with the Brooklyn Nets in 2021. But what does Stephen A. Smith think about the Nets’ flashy new team?  Brooklyn emptied their pockets and somehow landed James Harden via a sensational trade. The franchise has united 3 top players in their team for one sole purpose – to win a championship. However, they’re yet to team up together and take to the court.  NBA Analyst Stephen A. Smith detailed what he thinks about the Nets, as Kyrie Irving has also been reported to come back into the team. “I don’t know what to expect, to be honest with you. I mean, first of all, it’s not what we see now this weekend it’s what we’re going to see in the weeks to come,” Stephen A said.  Will the Brooklyn Nets ‘Big 3’ fit into their roles right from the start? James Harden to the Nets wasn’t very surprising at all. It...
    Who runs New York? Nets land Harden then beat Knicks By: Alder Almo January 13, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe Brooklyn Nets continued to collect stars and wins while the New York Knicks kept on piling up losses. The Nets scored a double victory on Wednesday — acquiring James Harden in a blockbuster four-team trade, then survived a late scare from the Knicks, 116-109, for their second straight win. Even with the Nets showing up with just nine players, they still dominated the game until the final three minutes. Kevin Durant, Joe Harris, and DeAndre Jordan keyed the Nets’ breakaway in the second quarter. They outscored the Knicks, 35-20, in that pivotal quarter and held a 16-point halftime lead. The Nets were cruising to a runaway victory, 113-93, when Steve Nash pulled out Durant, Harris, and Jordan with 3:23 left in the game. That’s when the Knicks made the game more entertaining. A late fightback forced Nash to insert Durant and Harris back after the Knicks came within five, 114-109, in the final 17...
    The preseason chatter surrounding Kyrie Irving has focused on his unwillingness to talk to the media, which has overshadowed comments he made in October about him not seeing the Nets as having a head coach. He finally spoke with reporters Monday to set the record straight on both topics. Days after appearing to refer to the media as “pawns” on his Instagram feed Friday, Irving told the reporters interviewing him Monday that wasn’t what he meant. “It’s really just about how I felt about the mistreatment of certain artists when we get to a certain platform of when we make decisions within our lives to have full control and ownership,” Irving said, according to ESPN. He later added: “We want to perform in a secure and protected space.” MORE: Harden trade to 76ers possible without Simmons but a tough match Irving released a statement last week saying he wouldn’t speak to media during the 2020-21 NBA season, wanting instead to focus on what’s happening internally with the Nets. The NBA and the players association have an agreement that requires players to...
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to Kevin Durant. Rumors have started to heat up that veteran guard Chris Paul could land with the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason via trade if Oklahoma City decides to deal him, giving the 35-year-old his best shot at a championship. The latest rumor that made headlines comes from Knicks Film School’s Jonathan Macri, who wrote in his newsletter that Chris Paul prefers his next “basketball home” to be either in Los Angeles or New York. “Los Angeles is where he resides full time and that has created some modicum of leverage in the ongoing negotiations between the sides,” Knicks Film School’s Jonathan Macri wrote in his newsletter. “I’m also told that there is a deal on the table that is comfortable from Sam Presti’s perspective, and the ball is in Leon Rose’s court.” View this post on Instagram #ChrisPaul prefers his next basketball home be either in #NewYork or #LosAngeles. Sam Presti likes a deal on the table with the #Knicks, ball is in Leon Rose’s...
    Getty LeBron James with Kevin Durant. Though they’ve been rivals on the court for years, LeBron James and Kevin Durant do have a lot of respect for each other’s game. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off winning a championship and Durant was asked by ESPN to give some analysis on the series. He had some strong comments about LeBron and Rajon Rondo during his analysis. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGk1CHzA-Mf/?utm_source=ig_embed Rondo and LeBron make it clear very quickly that the zone wasn’t going to stop them. Both men put together some excellent games in the series. Durant has played in a few important games against both of them so he knows a thing or two about what makes them hard to stop. ALL the latest Los Angeles Lakers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lakers newsletter here!Nets & Durant Would Be Title Threats to LakersOne of the biggest disappointments of the latest NBA season was the fact that Durant didn’t play throughout the entire year due to injury. His pairing with Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn is supposed to...
    Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Kyrie Irving and LeBron James traded some jabs through the media this week. As a guest on Kevin Durant's podcast, Irving said he was excited to play with Durant because it was the first time he had a teammate equally capable of making the final shot of a big game. Hours later, James spoke with reporters about his relationship with Anthony Davis, saying one of the major factors of their success was that they weren't jealous of each other. Irving denied that he had been taking a direct shot at James. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James traded a few subtle jabs at each other through the media this week, in a turn of events familiar to anyone who has ever attempted to "win" a breakup. NBA fans first raised their eyebrows when Irving implied that he couldn't trust James in clutch situations while they were teammates in Cleveland together. "One thing I've always been comfortable with is, I've felt like I was the...
    Celebs who are expecting babies 50 Highest-Paying Jobs With No Experience Required LeBron James praise of Anthony Davis included a subtle response to Kyrie Irving With LeBron James just a few wins away from winning a fourth NBA championship at the age of 35, ex-teammate Kyrie Irving got himself trending on Thursday over some very interesting comments he made on a podcast with new Nets co-star Kevin Durant. © Provided by For The Win During the discussion, Irving said that with Durant on the floor alongside him, it’s the first time in his career where he feels comfortable with a teammate taking shots in clutch situations. “This is the first time in my career where I can be like “that motherf***** can make that shot, too.” Many fans read this as an obvious shot at LeBron James, who delivered a Finals MVP performance in the only year Irving has ever won an NBA title. Irving has since denied that he was addressing James with his comments, and called the storyline a “false narrative.” The comments come after Irving publicly...
    After Kyrie Irving’s comments on teammate Kevin Durant’s podcast were perceived by some to be a shot at LeBron James, the Nets star posted a social media video calling it a “false narrative” created for a “clickbait society.” The All-Star point guard denied that his statement that — until joining Durant in Brooklyn — he’d never had a teammate he trusted to take a last-second shot was intended as shade toward James. “One thing I’ve always been comfortable with, I felt like I was the best option on every team I played for down the stretch,” Irving had said on “The ETCs with Kevin Durant” podcast. “This is the first time in my career I’ve looked down and be like ‘That motherf—ker can make that shot too. And he’ll probably do it a lot easier.’ “It’s not so much deferring, because in past situations where I didn’t take the last shot I felt guilty. I want this game-winning shot, but also you want to trust your teammates. Not that I didn’t trust my team-mates, but I felt like I was...
    Getty Kyrie Irving guarding LeBron James. This current NBA season has been very competitive but there have been some notable superstars who haven’t been able to play. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets are two of the biggest names to miss most of the year. They haven’t played with each other yet but they should make a formidable duo next season. Durant will be the best teammate Irving has had since he played with LeBron James in Cleveland. While Irving and LeBron were able to win a title together, it’s not much of a secret that the two men didn’t get along. The two have played nice since going separate ways but Irving may have thrown some shade at LeBron when recently talking about Durant. “I felt like I was the best option on every team I’ve played for down the stretch,” Irving said on Kevin Durant’s new podcast The ETCs. “This is the first time in my career where I can look down and be like, ‘That motherf***** can make that shot too.” He...
    COVID, hurricanes, wildfires, politics: 2020 is an American nightmare thats wearing us out This Is The Most Keto-Friendly Way To Prepare Sweet Potatoes Kevin Durant takes shot at Knicks fans over reaction to his recent comments Kevin Durant thinks that any New York Knicks fans who are upset about his recent comments can cry him a river. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports RJ Barrett takes a selfie with Knicks fans. Appearing this week on “The Joe Budden Podcast,” the Brooklyn Nets star shaded Knicks fans after being told to “leave the Knicks alone” by a co-host. Durant recently said that he never wanted to go to the Knicks in free agency. “Y’all bothered me for a whole year,” said Durant. “I was trying to just chill and play and worry about my season. But all these Knicks fans and all these Knicks media bothered me the whole year. When it’s my time to talk about it, I gotta shut up now? … Y’all been one to ask these questions for a year. Now that I’m available, it’s a problem?”...
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