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The “Irving Failure” Could Have A Big Impact On Durant’s Legacy.

The Brooklyn Nets will go down as one of the best teams to never win a ring. Is Durant to blame?

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When you thought the Brooklyn Nets drama was coming to an end and everything was going to be butterflies and rainbows, we have Kyrie Irving and his storm cloud to thank for destroying it. Irving requested a trade from Brooklyn last week, and he got his wish Sunday afternoon by getting traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Irving is officially out of Brooklyn after three and half seasons, and the last man standing is Kevin Durant.

Kevin Durant And His Co Stars

Kevin and Kyrie teamed up in the 2019 offseason, and many thought this would be a championship team for many years. Durant was leaving the Golden State Warriors team with whom he won two championships and going to be the main guy again and have Irving as his sidekick.

Durant missed the 2019-2020 season with a torn Achilles that he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals. The Nets went out and traded for star guard James Harden two years ago, and there was no way that anyone was supposed to stop the new big three of Durant, Harden, and Irving.

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The Nets would lose in the Eastern Conference semi-finals in 2021, and by February of 2022, Harden wanted out and was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Ben Simmons. The Nets would get swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, and Durant would request a trade soon after.

Durant wanted out of Brooklyn, and the Nets said no, and they ended up figuring out the issues they had, and Durant was going to be a member of the Nets for the 2022-2023 season. Head coach Steve Nash was fired early in the season and replaced by Jacque Vaughn, who has done a great job.

KD has missed some time this season with an injury, and Irving was the lead man, and then he decided it was time for him to want to pack his bags and go elsewhere. Irving asking for trade request was not shocking to anyone, and it was shocking that it didn’t happen much sooner.

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Is Kevin Durant To Blame?

The moral of the story here is Kevin Durant is the worst general manager in the history of the NBA. When you’re the star player on the team and hold a lot of respect and power like he does you’re making a lot of moves. Lebron James has been doing this for years and has won four titles because of it while Durant tried to do it in Brooklyn, and it backfired.

Durant is still the best scorer in the NBA, but he should not be recruiting people to come to play with him once had Irving and Harden as his running mates just a year ago, and now he is set to be a duo with Ben Simmons who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat.

The Brooklyn Nets are done, and they thought they could buy a ring, and it only got them the second round of the playoffs. Durant will be the next player to go, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened by the summer.

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Durant was able to jump on the Warrior’s train and win two titles with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, but it’s not so easy being the man and trying to figure out the entire roster.      

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My name is Danny Fisher, and I'm a feature writer at Stadium Rant. I am a fan of many sports from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, College Sports, PGA, and whatever else is on. In addition, I enjoy golfing and doing other outdoor activities when I'm not writing about Sports.

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