Brooklyn Nets Fans Rejoice as Latest Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Picture Dispels Trade Rumors

Published 10/10/2021, 9:11 AM EDT
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant attend Philadelphia 76ers v Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images)


Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are crucial to the Brooklyn Nets’ championship ambitions this season. However, some developments in Kyrie’s personal life led to the spark of his trade rumors.

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Some trusted sources had revealed that it was Kevin Durant who was stopping a trade from happening initially. However, some more information has come up that could hint at Kevin Durant giving the green light for Kyrie’s trade. Nevertheless, those sources could be wrong as a picture has gone viral of the duo, enjoying their leisure time in the courts of the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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This shows powerful chemistry between the duo, which made Brooklyn fans breathe a sigh of relief.

Twitter erupts as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving pull up at the Brooklyn Bridge Park

Latest on the Kyrie Irving trade rumors

Earlier in September, it was reported amidst the Ben Simmons trade saga that Kyrie Irving could be a potential part of a package the Nets are preparing to trade for Simmons. However, sources said it was Kevin Durant who stopped the Nets’ front office from including Kyrie Irving in that package. Consequently, this prevented a deal from even being discussed.

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Now, the same source reveals that Kevin Durant is not married to the idea of keeping Kyrie with the Nets. Despite that, the duo is spending this much time together off the court. Therefore, there could be some fault in the source’s information.

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What does this mean for the Brooklyn Nets?

The duo showcasing powerful chemistry shows that there is no internal rift that is causing these trade rumors. For the Nets, this is a good sign for keeping the trio (including James Harden) together in the franchise. While Kyrie‘s personal choices have nothing to do with how well he can contribute on the court, it is hampering the team‘s ability to practice.

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Hence, should the franchise allow Irving the space to make his personal choices? Or should they look to trade him? Let us know what you think.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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