Kevin Durant rips Kendricks Perkins after blockbuster Nets commerce
Kevin Durant is altering groups — however not the best way he acts on social media.
On Thursday, the identical day the Nets traded Durant to the Suns in a blockbuster transfer forward of the league’s 3 p.m. commerce deadline, NBA veteran Etan Thomas remarked how Brooklyn supporters “needs to be furious” on the group’s entrance workplace within the wake of latest occasions, which included Kyrie Irving being shipped to the Mavericks final weekend.
“I’m no GM, however in case you have KD, Kyrie, and James Harden, and you find yourself buying and selling all 3 however don’t get again any all stars in return, you’ve failed as a corporation,” Thomas posted on social media.
“#BrooklynNets followers needs to be furious at [owner] #JoeTsai and [general manager] #Sean Marks.”
Kendrick Perkins, a former participant turned ESPN analyst, then instructed Thomas within the feedback part that he “respectfully” disagreed, alleging Durant and Irving have been operating the present behind the scenes.
“I respectfully disagree!!!! Participant empowerment? KD and Kyrie made all the choices and over there,” Perkins responded Thursday morning.
Durant caught wind of Perkins’ feedback and remarked the his former teammate on the Thunder “make[s] a dwelling mendacity.”
“Have some honor homie,” Durant, who is understood for his social media feuds, wrote beneath Perkins’ remark.
Shortly earlier than Durant was dealt from the Nets, Perkins steered the 34-year-old Durant ought to push his approach out of Brooklyn.
“Hell no,” Perkins replied within the clip. “A matter truth, I’m speaking to Sean Marks and I’ve received Wealthy Kleiman [Durant’s manager] on the road proper now to get me out.”
Perkins not solely re-shared the clip on Twitter within the early hours of Thursday morning, however he additionally reacted to the Instagram back-and-forth with Durant, tweeting to a follower: “I see his ass requested for a commerce!!!”
It’s been a wild 12 months in Brooklyn, starting final February, when Harden was dealt to the Sixers and the Nets acquired Ben Simmons in return.
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Irving’s tumultuous tenure with the Nets ended on Sunday, two days after he demanded a commerce.
Durant, who performed a job in getting Irving to Brooklyn in 2019, is now headed west, with the Nets receiving a bounty of first-round draft picks together with Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and Jae Crowder, who has since been acquired by the Bucks.