Beck: Durant and Kyrie planned to team up before the season even began

Pair of superstars aiming to create new super team in Brooklyn

Karl Buscheck
July 01, 2019 - 8:53 am

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In the aftermath of Kevin Durant’s exit from Golden State, the behind-the-scenes stories are emerging. According to Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, Durant and Kyrie engineered the scheme to team up before the season that was even began.

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“Durant and Irving were going to play together, somewhere, in 2019. That's what they resolved over a series of conversations before this season even began, according to knowledgeable sources.”

Now Durant joins forces with the ever mercurial Irving, hoping, reportedly for a better basketball environment in Brooklyn. This passage is wild:

“Durant had grown weary of the perpetual drama in Golden State…”

“What some found refreshing about the Warriors — their big personalities, their outspokenness on both on- and off-court issues — Durant found distracting. He wanted a team that placed basketball above all else.”

Stay tuned. There promises to be plenty of leaks surrounding Durant’s blockbuster move.

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