“Loyal Enough to Pay You $40 Million to Sit Out a Year”: Kevin Durant Gets Destroyed on NBA Twitter Amid Massive Trade Decision Pending

Published 07/03/2022, 11:30 AM EDT
Jan 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) watches the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the third quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Disgruntled Brooklyn Nets superstar, Kevin Durant finally broke his silence after requesting a trade. He posted a tweet that seemed like a clap back at all the critics and fans for thrashing his desire to change teams again. According to reports, the Nets have already received calls from more than half the league enquiring about the 12-time All-Star.

Durant requested a trade just before the start of free agency. While dealing with the whole Kyrie Irving situation, this must have felt like a bombshell. The Nets plan on receiving a historic haul in return for the two-time Finals MVP while trading Irving away as well. This will put an end to a very disappointing period of three years for the Brooklyn Nets franchise.

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Kevin Durant took to Twitter a couple of days after requesting a trade out of Brooklyn. He tweeted that people who have been with him through all this know what he’s been through. It was a jab at all the critics who have been saying he isn’t competitive enough and that he tries to find an easier route to a championship.

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While it is understandable why people are angry with the whole situation, KD hasn’t been solely responsible for it. Kyrie Irving‘s off-court issues throughout the season played a huge part in James Harden being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Injuries plagued a lot of their time as Irving and Durant only managed to play 44 games together over three years.

Fans thrash Kevin Durant

KD is arguably one of the greatest players of all time. He is a two-time NBA champion and probably one of the most lethal offensive weapons in league history. The range of ways in which he can score is incomprehensible. Even still, he hasn’t been able to win over many of his critics.

Apr 2, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) scores over top of Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter (12) during the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Fans were quick to give their take on the whole Durant trade saga.

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Whichever way you look at it, this has been a failure of historic proportions for the Nets. Losing talents such as Durant, Irving, and Harden within the space of a few months is probably not how the Nets front office imagined the scenario would play out.

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Pragya Vashisth

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Pragya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed Masters in Sports Management from the International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai, he has been a passionate fan of the NBA since 2010. Pragya is a massive supporter of LeBron James and just wants to enjoy the twilight years of his Hall of Fame career.

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