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    How long before KD wants out of Brooklyn

    For me I have KD wanting out of Brooklyn especially now that Kyrie is gone. I can't see Durant wanting to stay but only 1 problem. KD is still tied to that max contract extension which keeps him in Brooklyn until 2026 but even if KD still wants out, whichever team he gets traded to, the Nets are going to want a huge *** haul for KD. But it begs the question of which teams end up back in the KD sweepstakes which is inevitable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tg11 View Post
    For me I have KD wanting out of Brooklyn especially now that Kyrie is gone. I can't see Durant wanting to stay but only 1 problem. KD is still tied to that max contract extension which keeps him in Brooklyn until 2026 but even if KD still wants out, whichever team he gets traded to, the Nets are going to want a huge *** haul for KD. But it begs the question of which teams end up back in the KD sweepstakes which is inevitable?
    How long before KD wants out? Retroactive to last summer, son.

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    All knows I loathed his move to GS originally....but hey he won 'ships and there are a lot of simpletons who look at that and ignore circumstances anyway. Why he chose to hitch his wagon to Irving and leave Steph is beyond me. You live and you learn....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteBO View Post
    All knows I loathed his move to GS originally....but hey he won 'ships and there are a lot of simpletons who look at that and ignore circumstances anyway. Why he chose to hitch his wagon to Irving and leave Steph is beyond me. You live and you learn....
    Yes, leaving Curry who helped him garner finals MVP for a guy who plays half the time by choice and didn't help KD much against Boston. Then watches his former team beat them to win the ship must bother him a tad Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cattusmaru View Post
    Yes, leaving Curry who helped him garner finals MVP for a guy who plays half the time by choice and didn't help KD much against Boston. Then watches his former team beat them to win the ship must bother him a tad Lol
    Eh, I get it. KD didn't want to be play 2nd fiddle any longer in GS. He was never going to be the guy there in terms of getting the glory. He figured he could be that guy in Brooklyn and put together a super team with himself, Kyrie and later Harden. It didn't work because Kyrie is an aloof selfish prick and Harden didn't want to be there.

    These guys have egos and they want the recognition. If KD had stayed in GS, his reputation would have been that he was a great player but also an opportunist who did nothing to carve out his own legacy.

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    ^Still is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddletramp View Post
    ^Still is.
    Well, his perception would have changed some had he been the main guy in helping Brooklyn win a title. It didn't work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Well, his perception would have changed some had he been the main guy in helping Brooklyn win a title. It didn't work out.
    Yep, I agree. A Brooklyn title would help his legacy more than extra with GSW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Well, his perception would have changed some had he been the main guy in helping Brooklyn win a title. It didn't work out.
    He gambled on Kyrie. Usually that doesnít work out too well. And if it did, Kyrie wouldíve taken the leader role. The only way KD could have what he wanted is if he got it originally in OKC or totally started over with a brand new team.

    He knew this (Kyrie exploding) was coming and wanted out last summer but no one bit. They were too busy throwing 3 firsts for Gobert or Dejounte Murray. Now heís the one holding the bag. Doesnít help that GS won again but I donít think they would have without Wiggins, who they only had because of the Durant trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddletramp View Post
    He gambled on Kyrie. Usually that doesnít work out too well. And if it did, Kyrie wouldíve taken the leader role. The only way KD could have what he wanted is if he got it originally in OKC or totally started over with a brand new team.

    He knew this (Kyrie exploding) was coming and wanted out last summer but no one bit. They were too busy throwing 3 firsts for Gobert or Dejounte Murray. Now heís the one holding the bag. Doesnít help that GS won again but I donít think they would have without Wiggins, who they only had because of the Durant trade.
    I dont think the leader role mattered to him. He just wanted to be perceived as the best player on a championship team. He wanted to show everyone "Look what I did". That he brought Kyrie to Brooklyn, that he helped bring Harden here, and that they won a championship with him being the centerpiece.

    Like its been mentioned, he hitched his wagon to the wrong guy. He should have known better given how it ended in Cleveland and Boston but apparently he didn't learn. Someone else is going to make that mistake with Kyrie again though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Eh, I get it. KD didn't want to be play 2nd fiddle any longer in GS. He was never going to be the guy there in terms of getting the glory. He figured he could be that guy in Brooklyn and put together a super team with himself, Kyrie and later Harden. It didn't work because Kyrie is an aloof selfish prick and Harden didn't want to be there.

    These guys have egos and they want the recognition. If KD had stayed in GS, his reputation would have been that he was a great player but also an opportunist who did nothing to carve out his own legacy.
    that will always be his legacy though...

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Well, his perception would have changed some had he been the main guy in helping Brooklyn win a title. It didn't work out.
    It didn't take my 35 years of basketball experience and knowledge to know a Durant/Irving/Harden team wasn't doing squat haha. Durant's legacy is set.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    I dont think the leader role mattered to him. He just wanted to be perceived as the best player on a championship team. He wanted to show everyone "Look what I did". That he brought Kyrie to Brooklyn, that he helped bring Harden here, and that they won a championship with him being the centerpiece.

    Like its been mentioned, he hitched his wagon to the wrong guy. He should have known better given how it ended in Cleveland and Boston but apparently he didn't learn. Someone else is going to make that mistake with Kyrie again though.
    are we sure though? Because he left a legit contender, who had GS on the ropes, and only lost because their best player (him) choked on a dick. He left the same opportunity he had in Brooklyn, to go to GS. Now if you are claiming he didn't appreciate the level of respect he wasn't shown while winning titles, and wanted to then go lead teams to a title, sure, I can agree. But why go pick 2 players to team up with that aren't winning pedigree players?

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye15 View Post
    are we sure though? Because he left a legit contender, who had GS on the ropes, and only lost because their best player (him) choked on a dick. He left the same opportunity he had in Brooklyn, to go to GS. Now if you are claiming he didn't appreciate the level of respect he wasn't shown while winning titles, and wanted to then go lead teams to a title, sure, I can agree. But why go pick 2 players to team up with that aren't winning pedigree players?
    He knew he wasn't getting past GS with Westbrook as his secondary guy. He thought Kyrie would be that piece and then when they got Harden, all 3 barely played together due to injury and Kyrie being aloof. I think they could have won a championship or two if things had gone on harmoniously. As for Durant being a leader, he basically implied it himself that isn't who he is. If he had, he would have reigned in Kyrie when he decided not to play because of the vaccine and his other causes. He didnt and it blew up in his face. All the things that could have wrong there, did. Yes the Nets are at fault for that as well but not all of it was on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    He knew he wasn't getting past GS with Westbrook as his secondary guy. He thought Kyrie would be that piece and then when they got Harden, all 3 barely played together due to injury and Kyrie being aloof. I think they could have won a championship or two if things had gone on harmoniously. As for Durant being a leader, he basically implied it himself that isn't who he is. If he had, he would have reigned in Kyrie when he decided not to play because of the vaccine and his other causes. He didnt and it blew up in his face. All the things that could have wrong there, did. Yes the Nets are at fault for that as well but not all of it was on them.
    You canít hitch your wagon to the most mentally unpredictable star in the league and then act like itís bad luck when he goes crazy.

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