Kevin Durant hasn’t talked to Kyrie Irving since Nets commerce
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have been mentioned to be greatest pals throughout their tenure with the Brooklyn Nets.
However ever for the reason that trades, which noticed Durant get shipped to Phoenix and Irving to Dallas, the pair haven’t spoken.
The 13-time All-Star pulled again the curtain on his relationship with Irving and the dramatic ending to their tenure in Brooklyn throughout an episode of “The ETCs with Kevin Durant” podcast this week.
“All of us transfer and do the issues that we wanna do for our careers,” Durant mentioned in the course of the present. “I can’t fault anyone for doing that regardless that it might need been at our expense as a staff … I don’t wanna act like I wasn’t upset that we didn’t end the season, as a result of I like taking part in with [Irving]. I wished to see the place we will go together with that as a result of we have been each taking part in at a excessive stage.
“What [Irving] was doing behind the scenes, what his contract negotiations was, I don’t need to even take into consideration none of that stuff. No matter he’s doing, that’s him … We haven’t had a dialog however ultimately we’ll.”
Irving has struck an identical tone when talking about his former teammate.
“I simply am glad that [Durant] acquired out of there. . . . I’m simply praying for his happiness, praying for his well-being,” Irving mentioned after the Mavericks’ Feb. 8 win over the Clippers.
Durant is making his Suns debut Wednesday towards the Charlotte Hornets.
The 34-year-old Durant suffered an MCL sprain on Jan. 8 and hasn’t appeared in a recreation since.
Irving has performed seven video games since being traded to Dallas.
The Mavericks have gone 3-4 throughout these contests.
The Suns and Durant will go to Irving and the Mavericks on Sunday, March 5 at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.