Kevin Durant weighs in on Kyrie Irving saga from India
Not even being half a world away could prevent Kevin Durant from being confronted with questions about the perpetually evolving drama surrounding Kyrie Irving.
The Golden State Warriors superstar, during an appearance at the NBA Academy India in Noida, addressed Irving’s demand for a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, a seismic development that has taken the NBA offseason by storm.
Suffice to say, Durant doesn’t seem to care too much about the Irving saga, although he did wish his rival well.
“I really don’t care about the Kyrie Irving situation,” Durant said at a news conference Friday, via ESPN. “I just want guys in the league to be happy where they’re playing and have some fun playing ball.
“So, wherever that is, for Kyrie, I hope he finds that. But LeBron James is a phenomenal player. I got a chance to play on his team in the Olympics in 2012, and learned a lot from him.”
The Irving saga has made an already-tumultuous offseason for the Cavaliers that much rockier. It has almost completely gone off the rails over the past week following Irving’s trade demand originally going public.
The drama began long before the ongoing, almost surreal evolution of the Irving saga, however. It started earlier this summer with the surprising departure of former general manager David Griffin, something that reportedly angered LeBron James, which is another obviously significant subplot as well.
On the Irving front, development after development paired with daily doses of speculation and innuendo have made it unclear exactly what the future holds. Earlier this week it appeared Irving’s most likely destination — if the Cavaliers decide to move him — would be the Minnesota Timberwolves. But then a report surfaced that Irving really wants to join the New York Knicks.
In other words, there appears to be no imminent resolution to the convoluted saga. Heck, even being on the other side of planet didn’t stop Durant from having to weigh in on the chaotic situation.