The “Trials of Kyrie” are not about reconciliation but humiliation and subjugation

Kyrie Irving has been the talk of the news cycle and unfortunately it has nothing to do with his prodigious basketball talent. When he decided that he no longer to wanted to play with LeBron James in the summer of 2017 , that was the genesis of the shift of how he was perceived , particularly in the sports media. Since then , and at times partially because of his own actions, has been a consistent target of derision from the media and that rancor has spilled over into the…

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KD is staying with the Nets

Kevin Durant ‘s trade request earlier this summer sent shock waves around the Association and his potential landing spot has been at the forefront of NBA discussions ever since. A recent weekend meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai seemed to signal the two sides had potentially come to an impasse as reportedly Durant laid down an ultimatum of either him o. the pairing of head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks. After the meeting, Tsai came out in support of Nash and Marks, leading to speculation, that we…

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KD reiterates trade request, gives Nets ultimatum

When Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 offseason, it was shocking, as it seemed to come out of nowhere. Six years later Durant once again made waves during an NBA offseason when he shocked the basketball world , and most specifically the Brooklyn Nets , by his trade request. As it has been several weeks and the Nets were unable to find a deal both suitable to them and KD there was thought that perhaps what ever issues had pushed Durant to the point of…

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Kyrie Irving says he is going to play across the pond

For many NBAers, finishing out their career in a league other than the Association, may be a circumstance that is not their choice. When comes to Kyrie Irving, he plans on taking that matter into his own hands. The oft portrayed enigmatic superstar indicated that he that envisions himself globe trotting and playing in leagues not named the NBA at the later portion of his playing days. Irving tweeted this in response to a user who accused him of gassing himself up “I don’t ever have to Gas myself up.…

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Why trading Kevin Durant may not be that easy

Kevin Durant’s trade request not set free agency on its ear , but that of the enitre NBA as well. Players of Durant’s caliber aren’t on the market that often so the Nets were Miley fielding calls from every team in the league, whether they believed they had a legitimate shot at acquiring him or not. KD has Phoenix and Miami at the top of his list of preferred destinations but is there any one franchise that can put together a package sufficient enough to pry Durant away from Brooklyn.…

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Lakers will need better offer to get Kyrie

The Kevin Durant trade request has branched off into the reinvigoration of the Russell Westbrook trade speculation, with the Nets emerging as the likely trade partner and Kyrie Irving the Lakers target. The Lakers desire to move Westbrook ( who, for a variety of reasons, they never should have acquired in the first place) is not only the worse kept secret in the NBA , but quite possibly in all of pro sports. This fact should put the Lakers on the wrong side of the leverage equation in any trade…

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Kevin Durant requests trade from Nets

It has been said that the second season of the NBA is the offseason. Already we have seen big contract options picked up by stars , Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook, whose future with their teams . A five-time all star who hasn’t been on an NBA court since March 23, 2021 was bought out and seemingly will have a new team next season. The Atlanta Hawks made a move to substantially upgrade their backcourt with the acquisition of former San Antonio Spur Dejonte Murray. However, as we stand just…

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Kyrie Irving ( wisely) opts in to 2022-23 Player Option

This portion of the Kyrie Irving saga seems to have reached a conclusion. Monday afternoon Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the star guard had deicided to opt-in for to his $37 million player option for the upcoming 2022-23 season. l The Nets and Irving had seemingly reached gridlock and many in the media , and more than a few Lakers fan, were beating the drum of a potential reunion with LeBron James in Los Angeles. However the only way that cane happen, and perhaps it may still…

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Kevin Durant officially debuts KD 15 in play-in game

I’m old enough to remember when NBA players debuting new shoes in the postseason was a major thing. With the proliferation of PEs and the releases for every holiday and seemingly any 24 hours that end in “day”, the breaking out of a new sneaker in the postseason has lost its significance. Despite the act itself losing some of its luster doesn’t mean we will see new models unveiled in the playoffs. Such is the case for Kevin Durant, who officially unveiled the latest model in his signature series, the…

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