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    Getty Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics. Glen Davis has revealed quite a bit about his NBA career in recent days with VladTV. The former Boston Celtics big man reflected on his time with the team from 2007 to 2011 and even talked about what went down towards the end of his career. During his interview, he recently revealed some juicy gossip regarding Kevin Durant and Jayson Tatum. Davis said that while he was visiting the Bahamas during the summer of 2018, he saw Durant sit at a table with Tatum and Kyrie Irving. According to Davis, Kyrie was recruiting Durant to come join the Celtics when his contract was up with the Golden State Warriors the following year. “People don’t know after KD and (Golden State) won the championship, I’ve seen Jayson Tatum and Kyrie Irving at a table with KD in the Bahamas. They just won the championship. Kyrie was trying to get KD to come to Boston… KD was going to go to Boston. I’ve seen with my...
    Kevin Durant’s preferred trade destination is the Phoenix Suns, and Kyrie Irving’s preferred trade destination is the Los Angeles Lakers, the Daily News has learned. Neither one of the Nets’ stars want to remain in Brooklyn, ushering in the end of the Seven-Eleven superteam era that lasted three years but felt like three seconds. The Phoenix Suns just signed superstar Devin Booker to a four-year, $214M supermax contract, making his trade unlikely. A deal that sends Durant to Phoenix would have to include an All-Star caliber player and significant draft compensation. The Suns can offer star center Deandre Ayton, Defensive Player of the Year candidate Mikal Bridges, budding 3-and-D wing Cameron Johnson, draft picks and pick swaps. Irving’s path to Los Angeles is slightly more complicated given Russell Westbrook’s albatross contract. Westbrook is coming off the worst season of his career and is due $47M in the final year of his deal. There is almost no market for Westbrook’s contract except for reports suggesting the Charlotte Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder would be open to a deal. What the Lakers...
    According to ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Brooklyn Nets are prepared to move on from both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant this offseason. There is a lot of attention being focused on the Brooklyn Nets this offseason, and for good reason. Kyrie Irving and the Nets are nowhere near close to agreeing on a new deal, and things are leaning towards the guard exiting and joining a new team this offseason. That then opens up the door for Kevin Durant to potentially leave, as reports indicate that he is considering his options for the future. According to ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst, the Nets are putting it out there that they would rather lose Irving and Durant “than go through what they went through last season.” Video of @WindhorstESPN talking about the Nets pic.twitter.com/pHYUW4bLKn — Cody Mallory (@RealCodyMallory) June 27, 2022 The Nets are prepared to lose both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, per @WindhorstESPN Brooklyn would rather lose both stars than go through what they went through last season’ pic.twitter.com/xetUG4Tk1V — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 27, 2022...
    Getty Andre Drummond #0, Kyrie Irving #11 and Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets react in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center The Brooklyn Nets inked All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to a max contract in 2019 with the hopes that he and Kevin Durant would be cornerstone pieces of the future. But after three seasons and no appearances in the conference finals, Kyrie’s time in Brooklyn could already be in its final stages. On June 20, NBA Insider Shams Charania of “The Athletic” reported that Irving and the Nets hit an ‘impasse’ on talks of a new deal. However, many expect he will return to the Nets next season even if he does opt-out of his contract and test free agency. This is mainly due to his relationship with Durant. But ESPN’s Nick Friedell says that the relationship between the two Nets stars is not what it appears to be. “At every turn publicly, [Kevin Durant] has been there to support [Kyrie Irving], to say we need Kyrie, to say Kyrie...
    The only way Kyrie Irving could make himself an easier mark is if he were trying to guard you. On Twitter the other day he said that “My name is worth billions to these media corporations.” Name one. But the problem with the Brooklyn Nets, the greatest dynasty that never was and never will be, is much bigger than Irving, a self-indulgent and self-absorbed player whose vaccination status was the single biggest contributing factor to what became not just a lost season, but one of the biggest flops in New York City basketball history. Irving: Who somehow seems himself as the hoops version of Nelson Mandela. The larger problem with the Nets is that the people in charge, owner Joe Tsai and general manager Sean Marks, look like patsies here for the way they have allowed Kyrie and Kevin — K in this case stands for strikeout in basketball, too — to walk all over them from the time the two stars came to Brooklyn to win all those championships they were going to win. You know what the Nets...
    Kevin Durant’s former teammate believed the Nets star was beaten down by the Celtics to the point of surrender during his Game 3 dud. “The Celtics have snatched the Nets soul,” Kendrick Perkins said on the Celtics postgame show for NBC Sports Boston on Sunday. “They’re punking them. They’re punking KD. They done made Kevin Durant quit. He had no interest at all in playing this game. He was not engaged.” Durant, 33, managed just 11 shots in Saturday’s 109-103 defeat to the Celtics, sending the Nets into a 3-0 series hole and requiring a victory Monday to avoid an embarrassing sweep. Kyrie Irving also struggled Saturday while scoring just 16 points on 6-for-17 shooting. “Think about this for a second,” Perkins said. “Some people were saying that KD and Kyrie were the most skilled duo of all time. And what did we just witness? We witnessed the Boston Celtics make both of those guys quit during a crucial Game 3 at home. “That’s why I have the Celtics winning the championship this year. Because if you could do that...
    Things have gone from bad to worse for the Brooklyn Nets in their series against the Boston Celtics.  The Brooklyn Nets are on the verge of being eliminated from the playoffs, as Saturday’s 109-103 loss to the Boston Celtics has them down 3-0 in the series. Just what in the heck has gone wrong for this team? The excuses continue to come in, but Steve Nash’s quote from Saturday night has people furious. Nash said that Kyrie Irving has got to be tired because he’s been fasting, while Kevin Durant has been consistently playing well over 40 minutes. Seriously? Brooklyn Nets fans are furious with Steve Nash and the team as a wholeThis is about as bad as it can get from Nash. He can come up with anything he wants to try and save his players, but the fact of the matter is that the Boston Celtics have simply outplayed Brooklyn throughout. On top of that, Nash has been outcoached. Because of this, Boston is up 3-0 and they’ve got one foot in the door for the Eastern Conference...
    This time last year, the roles were reversed. The Nets finished the 2020-21 regular season with the No. 2 seed, while the Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards in the first game of the play-in tournament to secure the East’s No. 7 spot. The Nets, with a roster headlined by Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, made quick work of an outmatched Celtics team. Brooklyn won the series, 4-1, only surrendering the first game on Boston’s home court. But things have changed since that fateful series. Boston’s mastermind Brad Stevens moved into a front office role and poached Nets’ lead assistant coach Ime Udoka. Udoka helped transform the Celtics into the league’s top defensive team. He unlocked Marcus Smart as a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate and developed Jayson Tatum’s playmaking and on-court leadership skills. Udoka has taken a fringe playoff contender and legitimized them. And, for the Nets, now the shoe is on the other foot. “They’ve got six or seven new players [since last year’s playoff series],” Durant said in the days leading up to...
    Let’s get something straight with the Nets: This isn’t about one of them. This is about both of them. All of them really. The whole Brooklyn Nets thing. It starts with Kevin Durant and Dr. Kyrie Irving, of course. Package deal, just like always. They came here together, for big change, with big expectations, and immediately became favorites to win the Nets their first title since the American Basketball Association. Both have been great in Brooklyn sometimes, even when they’ve been together on the court. For now they remain the most famous 1-2 punch in basketball history that hasn’t won anything. And might not ever. There are reasons, everybody knows that. Durant was still recovering from his Achilles injury when he signed. Irving, the science guy, got hurt in the playoffs last season and then Durant’s sneakers toes were on the line when he could have beaten the Bucks in Game 7. So the conference semis was as far as they got. They’re supposed to do better this time, more than somewhat. Because you start to get the idea that...
    For three quarters, the Nets gave the fans what they wanted. A victory for a championship contender is supposed to feel dominant. It’s supposed to feel effortless. It’s supposed to remove any shadow of a doubt as to which of the two competing teams is better. A victory for a championship contender should almost feel unopposed. And for three quarters, the Nets looked like an unopposed title fighter, punching down on much lesser competition in an eventual 115-108 win over Cleveland to clinch the Eastern Conference’s No. 7 seed. They ripped the Cavaliers to shreds early and then allowed Tuesday’s play-in game to turn into a familiar game of hot potato. First it was Kyrie Irving’s turn to eat, then it was Kevin Durant’s, then Andre Drummond or Bruce Brown. And then the wheels fell off midway through the third quarter. The Nets built a 22-point lead, then watched the Cavaliers chop into that lead. Twenty. Seventeen. Fourteen. Twelve. The Cavaliers cut the Nets’ lead all the way down to six with five minutes to go in the fourth quarter....
    MIAMI — Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have recently tempered expectations in the short term, both claiming their regular season was too disjointed to expect a championship. But if Saturday’s laugher was any indication, the stars are selling themselves way short. The Nets not only beat the Heat on the road Saturday night, 110-95, they embarrassed and taunted the supposed Eastern Conference contender. With the blowout already established, Andre Drummond, the hulking Nets center, flashed the peace sign to a trailing Tyler Herro on a fastbreak before dunking. It put the Nets up by 27 midway through the third quarter. A few minutes later, Seth Curry nailed a 3-pointer off a turnover to balloon the lead to a game-high 37 points, sending courtside spectators Floyd Mayweather and Antonio Brown into a celebration. Much later, in the fourth quarter, Blake Griffin flashed his own two-fingered peace sign after burying a shot. It was a Brooklyn (39-35) show on Biscayne Blvd., with Irving (11 points, six assists) and Durant (23 points, five assists) getting to sit the entire fourth quarter. It should...
    Unvaccinated Nets guard Kyrie Irving made a pair of appearances at Brooklyn's Barclays Center over the weekend, not because New York City lifted its injection mandate for private sector employees, but rather because the NBA star wasn't working.  While New York Mayor Eric Adams has eased the city's mandates, allowing fans to attend games without presenting proof of vaccination, the mandate for local workers remains in place. And as such, the 29-year-old former top-overall draft pick will continue to be sidelined for home games.  The unmasked Irving was at Barclays Center on Saturday to watch his alma mater, Duke, lose the ACC Tournament title game to Virginia Tech before returning on Sunday to see his Nets beat the crosstown rival Knicks thanks to 53 points from Brooklyn star Kevin Durant. Afterwards, Durant directed a message to Adams, an avowed Nets fan, by accusing the Mayor of using the mandate to gain notoriety. Unvaccinated Nets guard Kyrie Irving (right) congratulates teammate Kevin Durant (left) as the latter scored 53 points in Sunday's win over the crosstown rival Knicks. Irving has not been...
    Both LeBron James and Kevin Durant are furious that Kyrie Irving is allowed to sit courtside at a Nets game, but he still can’t play.  The Brooklyn Nets recorded a close 110-107 win over the Knicks on Sunday at the Barclays Center, but most of the talk from the action is coming from what was going on away from the action. That’s because Kyrie Irving, who can’t play home games, was sitting courtside. So, Irving is allowed to be in the building, but New York City Mayor Eric Adams still hasn’t changed the rules to let the star guard suit up. With this, both Kevin Durant and LeBron James have called out Adams for what’s going on. Kevin Durant’s full response and call out to the NYC Mayor, Eric Adams, on Kyrie Irving being able to attend home games at Barclays Center but not play for the Nets. pic.twitter.com/vr0oerrnK5 — Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) March 13, 2022 Kevin Durant is not happy Kyrie Irving still can’t suit up in Brooklyn As you can see from the tweet above, Durant didn’t hesitate...
    Kyrie Irving's return to the Brooklyn Nets is starting with a trip to the NBA's health and safety protocols — and Kevin Durant is joining him. The Nets' outbreak worsened Saturday when they announced both stars were in protocols, giving them a league-high nine players on the injury report for that reason. Durant already was scheduled for a night off to rest Saturday against Orlando on the opening night of a back-to-back. Instead, he became ineligible to play anyway when he was added to the injury report. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Nets decided Friday that Irving would rejoin them for practices and road games, though he remains ineligible to play at home because he hasn't met New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for athletes playing in the city's public venues. Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) shoots a basket over Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in New York. The Nets won 114-105. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) The Nets had decided before...
    If you only listened to Stephen A. Smith Wednesday morning or watched the lifeless Brooklyn Nets Tuesday night, you would never assume the franchise is 10-5 with championship aspirations. But after the Nets were destroyed by the Golden State Warriors in Brooklyn 117-99, Smith WENT OFF on the franchise and everything in its path. “Kevin Durant, I’m sad for you bro,” Smith said. “You’re all alone. You have no help. And more importantly than anything else, you made the wrong decision by going to Brooklyn.” Not only were the Nets embarrassed on their homecourt by the Warriors, but according to Smith, the loss should have given Durant a sense of buyer’s remorse. Durant left Steph Curry and the Warriors for the East Coast and Smith has long claimed that the superstar was planning to join the Knicks, but shifted to Brooklyn at the request of Kyrie Irving. “KYRIE IRVING BETRAYED YOU!” Smith screamed on First Take. “Flat out betrayed you…and while you’re sitting up there getting your ass kicked last night – Steph Curry shimmying and joking around, laughing on...
    See all the stars at the Toronto International Film Festival 27 Best Strategies To Get the Most Out of Your 401(k) © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan joined the Nets as a package in 2019. The franchising-altering stars, Durant and Irving even accepted incentives in their contracts so Brooklyn could overpay Jordan on a four-year, $40 million deal. But Jordan – technically after a trade to the Pistons but with negotiations begun with the Nets – took a buyout to leave for the Lakers. What’s the status of Jordan’s relationship with Durant and Irving? “We’re definitely not friends anymore,” Jordan deadpanned before giving a serious answer. Jordan: We’re friends before basketball, after basketball, and I think, ultimately, we all just want to be happy. And being able to compete is something that is very important to me, and they understand that. And we’re brothers beyond basketball. So, us being teammates or not isn’t going to reflect or affect our relationship. I did have...
    More On: brooklyn nets The major playoff headache Nets are trying to avoid Nets star’s return gives Big 3 a vital opportunity Injured Net eyes miraculous playoff return before contract opt-out James Harden’s brilliant return propels Nets The big day for the Nets’ Big 3 finally has arrived — and not a moment too soon with the NBA playoffs on the horizon. For the time since the eve of Valentines Day’s — a stretch of 91 days that included 42 games — Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden are expected to share the floor for the Nets on Saturday against the Bulls in the second-to-last game of the regular season. Getting those three together had proven as difficult as spotting Bigfoot or wiggling your own ears, but now? “Yes, I think [Saturday] will be the day,” coach Steve Nash said after Friday’s practice. “If everything stays the same, those three will play.” The last piece is Irving returning after he missed Wednesday’s game with a facial contusion. The longest obstacle was Durant coming back from a 23-game absence...
    According to Vegas, the Brooklyn Nets are favored to win this season’s NBA championship — something no New York metro area team has done since 1973. It seemingly justifies the decision by Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to sign with Brooklyn, but hot take artist Stephen A. Smith still believes the superstars should regret passing on the New York Knicks. “Hell yeah! Absolutely, absolutely they should,” Smith said emphatically after being asked on First Take Monday whether or not Durant and Irving should regret passing on the Knicks, New York’s heritage NBA franchise. After nine straight victories and closing in on their first playoff appearance since 2013, the Knicks might not be New York’s most dominant NBA team, but they certainly still dominate the city’s basketball headlines. “There is nothing in New York like when the Knicks are winning! There is nothing in New York like when the New York Knicks are relevant,” Smith added. “When you look to the streets of New York city, they are on a nine-game win streak and you have folks out there...
    Until this point, Brooklyn Nets’ ‘Big 3’ has been a roaring success. The trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving has propelled them to joint-top of the NBA Eastern Conference standings, as well as being labeled as the favorites for the 2020-21 season title. However, there were plenty of critics of the ‘Big 3’. When James Harden joined the roster in February, there were plenty of doubts regarding their ability to gel well together- are there too many chefs in the kitchen? Are the Nets going to play with multiple balls on the court? Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) and forward Kevin Durant (7) rest near the team bench during a timeout against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports But, so far, it has been going according to plan. And Kevin Durant attributes it to their experiences with the national team when the big superstars from all the teams converge. “I think our experiences with Team USA definitely...
    James Wiseman was a highly touted prospect when he entered the NBA. And while his progression has been slow, he has shown glimpses of his brilliance. At 7’0″, Wiseman adds great size to a Warriors team that desperately needs it. Right now, it appears that Wiseman is finding his rhythm with the team. And two superstars have been helping him along that road. James Wiseman getting advice from KD and Kyrie Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman spoke to the press recently. Wiseman mentioned Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been helping him. Irving told him to continue developing and working hard, while KD explained how the Warriors system works and how he could bring the best out of himself. “Kyrie Irving just told me in order to separate myself from my class, I have to have the effort and just keep putting in the work. Just keep putting in more minutes and more hours into my craft. Just work hard every day. I talk to KD every day. We talk about the system, how he was able to fit...
    The Brooklyn Nets are proving themselves to be one of the greatest offenses in the NBA. After being down close to 20 points at the half, the Nets were able to rally and get the win after they defeated the Phoenix Suns 128-124, in a game that looked like it had gotten away from the Nets. What makes it more impressive is that the Nets did it without All-Stars, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, on the court. Kevin Durant and Kyrie celebrate Harden’s shot The duo of KD and Irving made their presence felt with their celebration. James Harden made an incredible go-ahead three to give the Nets the lead. Irving and Durant were hyped up, celebrating the shot from the bench since they weren’t playing the game. Their celebration was a perfect example of the kind of chemistry in Brooklyn right now. The Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden early in the season in a blockbuster four-team trade. This paired Harden with former OKC teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The trio has the potential to be the greatest ever,...
    U.S. to start distributing coronavirus vaccines directly to pharmacies For billionaire Jared Isaacman, the space tourism era begins Opinion: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden scoring outbursts not enough for Nets to win title One Brooklyn Nets star has shown he can still remain one of the NBA’s top scorers after overcoming an Achilles injury. But Kevin Durant can use his length, positional versatility and vast wingspan to accomplish something great. Best & Worst Refinance Mortgage Companies of 2021 Ad Microsoft Seniors Are Getting These Unsold 2020 SUVs For Dirt Cheap Ad Microsoft A slam dunk if you need a balance transfer Ad Microsoft ...
    The Brooklyn Nets stole all the headlines after they successfully traded for James Harden. This created a Big 3 for them, which includes Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving. During his first two games for the Nets, Irving was missing, but tonight was their first appearance together as a trio. But the Cleveland Cavaliers played spoilsport on their celebrated debut as they beat the Nets 147-135. The trio did well, with Durant and Irving scoring 30+ while Harden had a triple-double. But Colin Sexton’s heroics prevented them from winning and ruined the occasion. Despite the loss, Durant was still happy about the union of this Big 3. During the post-game interview, he said, “It felt right. It felt perfect. It felt like we belong together; like this journey together is going to be fun. Tough first start, it was an up and down game for us but I like where we are.” Can Kevin Durant and the Nets Big 3 show up in their upcoming games? The Nets were on a four-game winning streak prior to this game. They won...
    James Harden, who was the centerpiece in a blockbuster 4-team trade that took place on Wednesday, is expected to make his highly touted debut for the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The biggest question right now is: can the three superstars co-exist in Brooklyn? Following the trade, Harden was reunited with his OKC teammate Kevin Durant. Additionally, the team has an elite point guard in Kyrie Irving who will act as the floor general. While the team looks scary on paper, critics have raised doubts over the potential coordination between these behemoths. Apart from KD, both Irving and Harden require the ball in their hand for an elongated period to get going. James Harden talks about how he will fit in with the Brooklyn Nets Dec 28, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) before the game against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports In a press conference, the Beard talked about what part of his game he might have to change to make this new Big 3 successful. He said: “I...
    Talks about the blockbuster trade that took place a day ago won’t settle so easily. In fact, expect predictions and criticisms to pour constantly about how well the new Brooklyn Nets duo or possible trio will adapt in the competitive league. On one hand, fans are hoping to see the most deadly team, and on the other, some are hoping for it to be a disaster. Do Kevin Durant and James Harden complement each other’s game? The good old OKC days Well, if one goes according to their history together, Harden and Durant had the most successful run together back when they played for the Oklahoma City Thunder. In fact, they actually got the franchise a Western Conference title and even reached the NBA Finals in 2012. However, the real mystery is whether, even after so many years, they will share the same chemistry. Both players have had very different experiences so far. Harden is used to being the sole superstar in the team after playing for the Rockets for a decade. But KD has always been surrounded by superstars....
    More On: brooklyn nets Knicks can’t let Nets’ splash lead them astray ‘Disappointed’ Nets GM evades key Kyrie Irving question Rockets relieved to see James Harden traded: ‘Didn’t want to be here’ ‘Pissed off’ WFAN star has complete meltdown over Nets’ James Harden trade Sean Marks rebuilt the Nets from the ashes of the prior regime’s ill-fated megadeal only to go all-in with an audacious bid of his own. While the GM won’t call it Finals-or-bust for Brooklyn, he admits his team has the talent to get there — if it can get all that talent on the same page. “I don’t want to get into what’s a failure and what’s not. Everybody knows what this team is positioned and capable of potentially doing,” said Marks. “Now we’ve got to get everybody jelling, everyone on the same page. I don’t know if that takes two games, 10 games, 20 games, whatever it is — but there’s certainly the talent there.” Adding James Harden to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving creates the NBA’s only legitimate Big 3. It’s the league’s...
    It’s a make-or-miss league and sometimes even elite shot-makers like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant come up short. Kyrie Irving made waves in October with comments that Kevin Durant would be the first teammate he’d ever had who he trusted to make clutch shots in the fourth quarter. Irving was defensive about the backlash but there’s really no way to read that as anything but a dig at LeBron James. Irving and Durant came out of the gates firing on all cylinders, looking to answer any criticism in their first actual run together. The Nets won their first two games by 20+ points, blowing out the Warriors and Celtics, with Irving and Durant pouring in points. But the Nets have now last four of their last five with three of those losses coming by five points or less. They’ve struggled in those clutch situations Irving was feeling so confident about and both stars missed game-winning opportunities in a single possession against the Wizards. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant miss clean looks and the Nets fall to Wizards 123-122. The Nets...
    Potential jurors in George Floyd case asked if they support defunding police Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona selected for U.S. education secretary by President-elect Joe Biden NBA world reacts to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durants hot start in season debut Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant had not played in a single regular-season game together before their Brooklyn Nets opened the 2020-21 NBA season against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Taking on his former Warriors team, Kevin Durant laid waste to Golden State early on. He connected on 4-of-7 shots for 10 points in the first quarter. Kyrie Irving went off for 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the first 12 minutes as the Brooklyn Nets took a resounding 40-25 lead after the initial stanza. It was something to behold.Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant off to blazing start as Nets teammates The Nets are GOING OFF. pic.twitter.com/sp6BjcqlAB— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) December 23, 2020 If these Nets play like this with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving leading the charge, they are going to be nearly impossible to...
    It was clear that the Brooklyn Nets had won the lottery when they got both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together. However, the NBA world hasn’t gotten a chance to see the two play together because of injury issues. Now that all health has been restored, these two are the most-awaited duo in the league. But do the Nets need nothing but those two to bring them a title? Without a doubt, Kevin Durant is one of the most uniquely skilled and greatest players in the league right now. If he keeps himself healthy, there is nobody in the East who can take him easily. However, the perception of Kyrie is a mixed bag. Some believe that Kyrie brings a lot of value to the table. But there are still accusations about him being a bad teammate in his past teams. This was a concern that came up when Kyrie first joined the Nets. The question constantly raised was: could Kyrie and Kevin play together despite being so ball-dominant? Although former superstars, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller are more concerned...
    First trucks with Covid-19 vaccine roll out of Pfizer plant in Michigan EXPLAINER: How much COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped in US Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant Disagree About Post-Up Strategy © Provided by The Big Lead Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. | Al Bello/Getty Images Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will make their long-anticipated debut with the Nets today in Brooklyn's preseason opener against the Washington Wizards. We've waited over a year for this day as Durant rehabbed from a torn Achilles suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals. While it's only a preseason game, the attention will be focused squarely on the superstar duo that decided when they were free agents at the same time in 2019 that they wanted to play together in Brooklyn. On the eve of the game, Irving went on Instagram live to discuss myriad topics, including why he's not speaking to the media. But it was when he interviewed Durant and they started discussing the idea of Irving posting up that things got interesting, at least from this scribe's perspective. Irving said he...
    More On: brooklyn nets Close Kevin Durant friend eager to chase title with Nets Nets trade chip isn’t fazed by James Harden talk Nets center hears all of the trade rumors NBA is putting the pressure on Kevin Durant right away The Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving Show finally has a start date: Dec. 22. That Friday, the Nets will host the Golden State Warriors — Durant’s former team — marking the first time Brooklyn’s 2019 free agent splurges will be on the court together. Both missed time last season — Durant with an Achilles injury suffered during the 2019 NBA Finals and Irving with multiple ailments — but have their sights set on bringing a title to Barclays Center in 2021. They join a roster of burgeoning stars in Jarrett Allen and Spencer Dinwiddie, who led the Nets to NBA’s postseason in the COVID-19 bubble over the summer. The Nets announced their first-half season schedule on Friday, with the second half to be announced before the end of the first to give some flexibility with COVID-19 concerns remaining. Complete...
    The Brooklyn Nets have the perfect opportunity to end their championship drought next season. They have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving sharing the court, which means all eyes will be on the Nets. But how well will this duo pan out? In the 2019-20 NBA season, fans never had a chance to witness their talents. NBA insider Brian Windhorst talked about the Nets as a team in a recent interview. “I think they are one of the most interesting teams going. Also, we haven’t seen Durant and Kyrie. Now, I have talked to people, who have watched them workout, and they have sent me back blowing reviews. They are like these two are ready to play, but I wanna see it. “For me, the most interesting team for the next six to months is Brooklyn. What roster they have, how they get together. I mean, that is potentially a potent team with a lot of potholes. I think it’s gonna be a rollercoaster ride with that group.” “That is potentially a potent team with a lot of potholes” @WindhorstESPN tells...
    The Brooklyn Nets are one of the teams that are expected to aggressively pursue a legitimate superstar on the trade market this offseason. Though they are yet to see their roster at its full strength, they think that they need more star power around Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in order to have a better chance of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and winning the NBA championship title next season. One of the dream trade targets for the Nets this fall is All-Star shooting guard CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers. In a recent article, Mandela Namaste of Bleacher Report created a list of one player every team needs to target this offseason. For the Nets, it’s McCollum. With his ability to excel in an off-ball capacity, Namaste believes that McCollum could perfectly serve as the “third wheel” to ball-dominant superstars like Durant and Irving in Brooklyn. “McCollum would be a seamless fit on virtually any team, and Brooklyn would be no different. Playing with Damian Lillard, he’s thrived off the ball, so being the third wheel to Kevin...
    NBA fans have high expectations from the duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. In their first year together, both superstars never got a chance to play together due to injury issues. However, they displayed their tremendous off-court chemistry multiple times. Now, the two stars are taking their friendship one step further. The dynamic duo will reportedly soon launch a sneak together under Nike. Nike’s footwear designer Benjamin Nethongkome revealed further details about the collaboration between KD and Irving. “(Kyrie) was like, ‘Look at this heat I have in my hand’. And there was some friendly competitiveness to them too, like, ‘Whose shoe is better?’ “…It kind of spawned into, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we collaborated on something together in the near future?’ And right then and there, KD was like, ‘Of course.’ So we’re excited to have some level of interaction between those two in terms of product creation in the near future.” Although, Benjamin didn’t reveal any details regarding the launch date of these sneakers. But for NBA fans to know that two of their most beloved...
    ‘90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days’ Couples: Who’s Still Together? We Tried 9 Water Flavorings and These Are the Best Richard Jefferson to Kyrie Irving: “We in the media are not creating the clickbait. You and Kevin Durant are creating the clickbait.” Brooklyn Nets’ point guard Kyrie Irving made a lot of headlines this week for his comments on the first episode of teammate Kevin Durant’s new “The ETCs” Cadence13 podcast, including his discussion that the Nets (who just hired Steve Nash as head coach last month) might have more of a collaborative model, with comments like “I don’t really see us having a head coach. KD could be a head coach, I could be a head coach [some days].” That podcast also featured Irving being pretty candid and interesting on a number of fronts, from discussions of his public perception to talk about the history of his relationships with Durant and with Kobe Bryant to talk about Irving’s desire to take the last shot. And that last topic in particular led to media discussion, backlash to the...
    The two-time MVP has recently been assigned his first coaching gig. The entire NBA was surprised when Steve Nash was appointed the new head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. The search for the appropriate coach was on for weeks and Nash was a speculated candidate. However, when it was finalized, it came as a relief to the team. This is because as Nash is stepping into this responsibility, he already has a great relationship with the two pillars that uphold the team. Steve Nash on working around the dynamic duo Both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have a relationship with Nash. While Durant was playing with the Golden State Warriors, Nash was a player development consultant there. On the other hand, Nash knows Irving from his rookie years and they used to work out together. In a podcast, Nash described how he plans on working around the superstar duo Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. On ‘The Old man and the Three’, J.J. Redick asked Nash, “Have you thought at all about just that combination, Kyrie and Kevin and how...
    Steve Nash at a basketball clinic in 2015. Desmond Boylan/AP Images The Brooklyn Nets on Thursday hired Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash to be their head coach. Nash has no coaching experience, but formed a bond with Kevin Durant as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors and is believed to have the experience necessary to mentor Kyrie Irving. Nash and the Nets will face almost immediate pressure to win right away, as Irving and Durant are already in Year 2 of four-year deals. If Nash proves to be a poor head coach, the Nets will have to adjust quickly with Durant and Irving in their 30s and approaching free agency. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In a shocking move, the Brooklyn Nets announced the hiring of Steve Nash as their new head coach. Nash, 46, agreed to a four-year contract. The Nets kept Jacques Vaughn, who had been the interim head coach following the firing of Kenny Atkinson, as their lead assistant coach. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets were "aggressive in...
    A 1794 silver dollar sold for $10 million in 2013. Now the "Flowing Hair" coin is up for auction again. Texas BBQ Meets Vietnamese Classics at This Sacramento Gem Steve Nashs relationships with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving got him the Nets job Any NBA head coach’s number one priority should be creating and maintaining a good relationship with his team’s biggest star. © Provided by For The Win Brooklyn Nets new head coach Steve Nash is already ahead of the game in that regard. Nash and Kevin Durant don’t just have a solid working relationship — the two are actually friends. Their relationship goes way back. The two forged a bond with each other during Durant’s tenure in Golden State. Nash was a consultant with the Warriors during their championship years while Durant was there. That’s one of the reasons the Nets hired him despite his reluctance to coach, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Nash, 46, comes with no coaching experience, but he has a history of leadership, basketball IQ and playing innovation. He also brings a strong relationship...
    The mind-boggling battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers came to a conclusion with the Nets losing 134-133. Their loss ended the Phoenix Suns 8-0 run for playoffs and led to the Blazers sealing a spot in the play-in series. This is all thanks to Damian Lillard, who gave record-breaking performances for the team this season. Nobody had any sort of high expectations from the Nets especially with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving missing. In the wake of their absence, the team rallied together in a bid to clinch a 5-0 performance to make it to the seventh seed of the Eastern Conference. What to expect from the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant? Kevin Durant signed with the franchise last year in July along with incredible dribbler, Kyrie Irving. Unfortunately for the Nets, Durant ruptured his Achilles in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. To add to this, Kyrie Irving was also ruled out for the season due to an injured shoulder. Both these players did not enter the bubble because of these injuries. On the brighter...
    Coronavirus updates: New drug enters late-stage trials; NYC slowly begins reopening Anti-mask shoppers at Costco and Target throw tantrums and tear down mask displays, revealing a growing crisis for retail workers Skip Bayless: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Would Last 2 Weeks Under Gregg Popovich The Brooklyn Nets have yet to hire a new head coach after Kenny Atkinson resigned just before the season was postponed back in March. One could attribute this to the fact that the Nets' season isn't technically over yet and they want to let interim HC Jacques Vaughn finish the race. Or that it's still difficult to get in-person interviews set up with the threat of coronavirus still looming. Or that Brooklyn wants to take their time here, because if they mess up this head coach hire, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will be a very unhappy pair of superstars. © Provided by The Big Lead Or you could go full galaxy brain and believe they're taking it slow because they're prepping a huge offer for another head coach. That particular rumor hit...
    Brooklyn Nets: Sean Marks talks Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving’s health and input By: Robbie Stratakos July 4, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesLast summer, the Brooklyn Nets signed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to four-year, max-level contracts. Durant has missed the entire 2019-20 season as he rehabs from a torn Achilles tendon suffered in the 2019 NBA playoffs. Meanwhile, Irving has been limited to 20 games this season due to a handful of injuries. As the NBA gears up for the resumption of the 2019-20 regular season, Nets general manager Sean Marks feels it’s important to take into account the long game with Durant and Irving regarding them playing this season (quotes by means of Brian Lewis of the New York Post). “[Irving] is doing well. But like Kevin, you have to look at the risk-reward. When you have a lot of money and your future tied to a couple guys — the whole team, but these two guys are an integral part of it —...
    The Brooklyn Nets were dealt a big blow when both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant confirmed they will not be playing at Orlando. The responsibility then fell on Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan to lead the team. To make matters worse, last night Jordan announced he has contracted the coronavirus and will be forced out of the NBA return. Dinwiddie has also tested positive and looks unlikely to participate. Brooklyn Nets players who won’t be in the Orlando bubble: • Kevin Durant• Kyrie Irving• DeAndre Jordan• Wilson Chandler• Nicolas Claxton Still waiting for confirmation from Spencer Dinwiddie, but very unlikely he plays. #Nets — Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) June 30, 2020 This leaves the Nets team with just Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen as the only starters available. They have also lost veteran Wilson Chandler and rookie Nicolas Claxton. This leaves them with a very inexperienced team as they look to seal their playoff spot. They are currently the seventh seed and are .5 games ahead of the Magic who are eighth. Although they are 6 games ahead of the ninth...
    Getty Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant towards Knicks Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will headline a Brooklyn Nets crew that’s anticipated to compete mightily within the NBA’s Japanese Convention standings for just a few years. LeBron James’ Superiority To Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant Revealed by Ryan Hollins on Scoop B RadioNBA analyst, Ryan Hollins checks in with the Scoop B Radio Podcast & discusses LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard & extra on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson breaks all of it down. Take heed to the entire Ryan Hollins interview right here: https://www.scoopbradio.com/2020/06/audio-scoop-b-radio-overtime-f-ryan-hollins-tv-radio-talent-2020/2020-06-24T05:32:31Z How will they fare? On this week’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast, I checked in with retired NBA participant and present NBA analyst, Ryan Hollins who tells me he has some issues. “I’m so involved about how that’s going to work out,” Ryan Hollins tells Scoop B Radio. “I wanna see how these guys mindsets are available in and works. I wish to see who the Brooklyn Nets rent as a coach....
    Getty Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant against Knicks Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will headline a Brooklyn Nets team that is expected to compete mightily in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings for a few years. LeBron James Superiority To Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant Revealed by Ryan Hollins on Scoop B RadioNBA analyst, Ryan Hollins checks in with the Scoop B Radio Podcast & discusses LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard & more on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Brandon Scoop B Robinson breaks it all down. Listen to the whole Ryan Hollins interview here: https://www.scoopbradio.com/2020/06/audio-scoop-b-radio-overtime-f-ryan-hollins-tv-radio-talent-2020/2020-06-24T05:32:31Z How will they fare? On this week’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast, I checked in with retired NBA player and current NBA analyst, Ryan Hollins who tells me he has some concerns. “I’m so concerned about how that’s going to work out,” Ryan Hollins tells Scoop B Radio. “I wanna see how those guys mindsets come in and works. I want to see who the Brooklyn Nets hire as a coach. If it’s not Tyronn Lue, I’m going to...
    Getty Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant against Knicks The Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Wilson Chandler have documented beef with retired NBA player turned ESPN TV analyst, Kendrick Perkins. VideoVideo related to kendrick perkins calls truce with nets’ kyrie irving, kevin durant 2020-06-18T21:30:48-04:00 Appearing on today’s episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast, I asked Perkins about his beef with Kevin Durant and whether he’d like to clear the air with Durant and Irving. Perkins also shared with me that he actually patched things up with Wilson Chandler. Check out notes from our dialogue below: Kendrick Perkins on Kevin Durant: “I mean listen. One thing about it is, I’ve been the same person that I’ve been in the league. I’ve been outspoken, I’ve been a leader; I’ve been the same guy that you see on TV, I’ve been the same person that I’ve been in the NBA. So, at the end of the day guess what? If KD chooses not to be my friend, that’s on him. Because every other person that I befriended in the...
    Kevin Durant has never had a problem with calling Kendrick Perkins out on social media, and that trend continued after Perkins went after Durant’s Nets teammate Kyrie Irving. After Perkins publicly scrutinized Irving for raising concerns about the NBA’s restart plan in Orlando, in addition to taking away from the current Black Lives Matter movement across the country, Durant called Perkins a “sell out” in the comments of an Instagram post that quoted some of Perkins’ comments about Irving. “No one is listening to Kyrie,” Perkins said on CBS Sports Radio Tuesday. “The NBA is going to continue. All he’s doing is causing unnecessary drama between the NBA brothers that we don’t need right now. Him lashing out is just making news and making a whole bunch of noise for nothing because the NBA season is going to happen.” Durant and Perkins, who were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder, have a tumultuous history. From when Perkins flipped his middle finger at Durant in 2018 to going back and forth in a Twitter feud in January, it’s no surprise Durant...
    The Brooklyn Nets could contend for an NBA title if Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are healthy going into an expanded playoff situation amid the coronavirus pandemic, a teammate said Wednesday. Spencer Dinwiddie said during an interview on ESPN’s “First Take” that the Nets shouldn’t be counted out if they get into the playoffs, thanks to an abbreviated season. However, Dinwiddie was unsure whether both players would return if that’s the case. BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME DELAYING ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY: REPORT “That’s the billion-dollar question. But that’s not something I can answer,” Dinwiddie said. “I know they’re both working really hard. They’re two of the hardest working in the NBA on the court, and two phenomenal players. If they are able to return and that’s the decision they make, our aspirations turn from playoffs to championship. “If they’re not able to return, which they’ve pretty much said that’s kind of the stance that they’re taking, we still want to be a team that grinds to get to the playoffs and makes a run in the playoffs. But we also understand the...
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