Kevin Durant has been heavily criticized by the NBA community for his latest request. Chris Russo is championing the cause, calling Durant a fake and saying he has lost all goodwill from him.
Durant met with Nets owner Joe Tsai on Monday after Brooklyn’s month-long failed attempt to trade him. Durant ended up giving an ultimatum. KD said the only way he would return is if coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks are fired. Tsai, however, expressed his support for his staff.
Not many expected things to turn sour, especially Russo, who believed that KD would rescind his trade request. But with recent developments, people are beginning to wonder if Durant will sit down to make his point.
On “Mad Dog’s Daily Bite,” Russo made no secret of his disappointment. The sports analyst lashed out at KD, going over the two-time champion’s past mistakes.
“Durant has lost all his good will,” Russo said. “He’s as simple as that. I liked Durant. He’s a wonderful player to watch. He’s fun to watch. He plays hard. He loves to play. There’s a lot about Durant that I like. He’s not so much a diva.” . , at least as LeBron (James) could be, but now I’m out of it.
“This is a complete farce. He left Golden State. Well, first he left Oklahoma City because he couldn’t beat Golden State. He joined the team that had won 73 games, which is a shame. Then he left Golden State.” , which he was fine with, but he joined forces with Kyrie (Irving), that crazy guy, to come here.
“And now it’s been a complete mess. And now he doesn’t like where he ends up a year after signing a mega-contract. Now, he’s demanding that the head coach, who did nothing wrong, and the general manager, who finished everything he’s in his power to placate these two idiots, now he wants them out if he wants to come back.”
Since the meeting, there have been no reports of teams calling Durant. However, it has been reported that Durant wants to join the Boston Celtics and team up with reigning Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart.
The Golden State Warriors are not interested in Kevin Durant
The Golden State Warriors are one of the few teams with the assets to trade for KD, considering the Nets’ steep price tag. However, Warriors general manager Bob Myers explicitly said they are out of the KD draft.
Even if the Warriors were interested, several NBA analysts believe that returning to Golden State will damage Durant’s legacy.
KD joined the Warriors in 2016 after their disappointing NBA Finals loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers despite holding a 3-1 lead. He helped them win two championships before opting to leave in 2019.
The four-time scoring champion hasn’t had much success since leaving the Warriors. Although he led the Nets to two playoff appearances, they only won one series.
The Warriors, on the other hand, won the 2022 title, their first since KD left. They have won four championships since 2015.