Kevin Durant and His Production Venture Face Huge Setback with Their Sports Evolution Project The Boardroom

Published 07/15/2020, 4:30 AM EDT


After a run of two seasons, ESPN has canceled The Boardroom. It featured Kevin Durant, Jay Williams, and Durant’s agent, Rich Kleimann. The show was started by Durant and Kleimann’s Thirty Five Ventures. Andrew Marchand from the New York Post broke the news.

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“The Boardroom is not being renewed following two seasons on ESPN+,” ESPN said in a statement to The New York Post. “Thirty Five Ventures are great partners and we are actively working on creative ways to continue bringing The Boardroom to sports fans across our platforms in the year ahead.”

The show started back in February 2019. It attempted to show the fans a view into what goes behind in the world of sports business. Talking about the show back in 2019, Connor Schell, ESPN’s EVP of content, said, “The Boardroom’ seeks to capture the new way in which professional athletes interact with the business of sports, entrepreneurship, the investment community and our culture more widely.

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Could Kevin Durant attract the audience?

The show featured some of the biggest names in the sports world. LeBron James, Devin Booker, Victor Cruz, and Carli Lloyd have all been a part of the show. But they still couldn’t garner enough viewership to keep it going. Kleiman took to Twitter to announce that the Boardroom will now be for free.

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Durant has not been able to feature in matches after tearing his Achilles in the NBA Finals last year. Nets fans were hoping he and Kyrie Irving would play together in the Playoffs this season, however that has not gone according to plan. To make matters worse for the Nets fans, Irving has also been ruled out of the playoffs, weakening their team even further.

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When he returns next season, the Nets will definitely be contenders. Durant will be eager to prove he can win a ring without a star-studded lineup. Whereas Irving will be eager to show he doesn’t need LeBron for a ring. The Nets have a solid squad built around their two superstars and will be hoping that they can fire them to their first title in franchise history.

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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