Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s recent trade requests from the Brooklyn Nets have caused a lot of controversy in the NBA. However, in a recent interview, the duo defended their decision and suggested that it is actually good for the league.
Chris Paul, one of the most respected veterans in the NBA, is still trying to wrap his head around the fact that he has another all-time great in the locker room. He was referring to superstar forward Kevin Durant, who was acquired by the Phoenix Suns in one of the biggest deals in recent league history. Even with nearly two decades of experience, Paul admits he has never played with two guys of such caliber before.
All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has reportedly asked the Brooklyn Nets for a trade after talks about a new contract did not go to his liking. The news broke on Friday via ESPN and the Athletic, sending shockwaves through the NBA.
Irving, who joined the Nets in 2019 as part of a high-profile free agency class that also included Kevin Durant, has been a key player for the team when he is on the court. However, injuries and off-court distractions have limited his availability and effectiveness this season, and his future with the team now appears uncertain.