Kyrie Irving Reacts to Kevin Durant’s Blockbuster Trade to Phoenix Suns

Kyrie Irving Reacts to Kevin Durant’s Blockbuster Trade to Phoenix Suns

  • Kyrie Irving has reacted to Kevin Durant's blockbuster trade to the Phoenix Suns
  • Durant's trade comes days after Irving was traded from the Nets to the Mavericks
  • The two stars signed for the Nets in free agency but failed to live up to their hype

The Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant era in Brooklyn is over. When the two superstars signed for the Nets in free agency in 2019, there were a lot of expectations.

The team later added James Harden to the roster to form a potent offensive line-up, but three-and-a-half years down the line, all have left to three different teams after just one playoff win.

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Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's experiment in Brooklyn was unsuccessful. Photo by Sarah Stier.
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Harden was the first to move, joining the Sixers last year. Irving recently joined the Mavericks and Durant just joined the Suns.

Their spell in Brooklyn wasn't the smoothest one and they all expressed their desire to leave the team at some point.

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Irving also stole the headlines for the wrong reasons several times. He was suspended for a number of games last season for sharing a movie with antisemitic themes and refusing to apologise.

Durant requested a trade but decided to stay after talks with the team, per ESPN.

Irving reacts to Durant's trade

Shortly after Irving made his debut for the Mavericks, scoring 24 points, he weighed in on Durant's move to the Suns with a telling answer, per CBS Sports.

"Get to see him a little bit more, probably playing against Phoenix a lot more. That's what I'm looking forward to. Everything else in between, I'm just glad that he got out of there."

Surprisingly, the trio of Irving, Durant and Harden played just 14 games together during the regular season and playoffs combined, during their time in Brooklyn.

Durant traded to the Suns

Sports Brief earlier reported on Durant's trade to the Suns just hours before the trade deadline expired.

Phoenix agreed to send Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Jae Crowder, four unprotected first-round picks and a 2028 pick swap to the Brooklyn Nets.

The 34-year-old Durant is now looking to get his hands on his third NBA championship title.

Source: Sports Brief News