Kevin Durant revealed why he requested a trade from the Nets

Feeling disastrous for the Brooklyn Nets these days.

Kyrie Irving has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time for anti-Semitic posts on his social media accounts, Ben Simmons is still struggling for a role coming from a back injury, and the Nets recently lost 153 points to loss Sacramento Kings

Following the loss to Sacramento, Durant spoke to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes about his swap request and the team as a whole. And boys are like that.

I have some complaints in the summer. And my complaining isn’t about me alone. It’s about how we move as a unit. I want us to be respected here in the basketball world. I don’t want players looking at us and saying, ‘Oh, these guys. [expletive] Full of s—t, that’s not the type of team I want to be in. the only ones they’re going to see That’s why I requested an exchange.”

And if you thought it couldn’t get any worse…

“Look at our lineup Edmond Sumner, Royce O’Neill, Joe Harris, [Nic] Claxton and I Not an insult, but what do you expect from that group? Durant asked B/R, “You expected us to win because I was there. So if you look through that lens You expect us to play well because 7th is there.

i mean wow

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In an interview, Durant said he didn’t like the way the Nets prepared for the match. and want to take on more challenges and want to practice more Durant didn’t feel that head coach Steve Nash at the time was challenging the team at all.

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In the off-season, Durant gave GM Sean Marks an ultimatum: Get rid of Steve Nash or trade Durant. Of course none of those things happened in the first place, and Durant and Nash worked together for the first seven games of the season until Nash was fired. See. Tarrant gave an ultimatum later in the offseason. but the feeling remains

Of course, Kyrie Irving is part of it all. Irving has refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine, meaning he will miss some of the home games the Nets play in 2021. Many see Durant trying to get Irving vaccinated, but when that doesn’t happen. Further, Durant was branded as having no leadership, Durant responded in an interview.

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Even if the New York City vaccine ordinance ends But Irving created a new controversy for himself this year. The cat had been out of the bag for some time. The biggest problem lies in how Durant describes his other teammates, the ones he’s playing with right now. go

However, here’s the story on Durant’s side of why he requested a summer swap. We’ll see how long he stays in Brooklyn.


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