Nets owner Joe Tsai is officially fed up with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s antics.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Nets could lose both Durant and Irving this offseason after Durant requested a trade from the team. Apparently, Tsai “has reached his limit” dealing with his two superstars after an embarrassing season.
Nets owner Joseph Tsai had already reached his limit, multiple sources told The Athletic, after years of injuries, off-court embarrassments, and playoff failures were followed by threats leaked by Irving and Durant during Brooklyn’s contract negotiations with Irving.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Tsai would rather have a team that he’s proud of instead of dealing with what he dealt with this season with KD and Kyrie.
"Billionaire Joe Tsai would rather have a team that plays hard that he's proud to own that fights for the play in, than have way more talent that he's not proud of" –@WindhorstESPN
tbf to Joe Tsai this top 2 "talent" players won 1 playoff series & was in play in & got swept. pic.twitter.com/6QV96aeDPf
— Jeri Tsai (@JeriTsaiNets) July 1, 2022
“Joe Tsai would rather have a team that plays hard that he’s proud to own that wins 40 games and fights for the play-in than have a team that has way more talent that he’s not proud to be a part of.”
Fans had interesting reactions to Windhorst’s report on Tsai.
I can't believe we actually have a "got that dog in him" owner in the NBA. Have fun with that, Nets fans. Y'all in for a ride. https://t.co/xJaRkeDujI
— ✨🦦America Is Musty🦦✨ (@DragonflyJonez) July 1, 2022
Wings melted, Icarus has ideas about flying near the sun. https://t.co/IiLXFHmwGI
— Henry Abbott (@TrueHoop) July 1, 2022