New Yorkers Rejoice As Paper-Thin-Skinned Duo Of Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving Finally Leave Town

Nets Would Rather Lose Durant And Irving Rather Than Repeat Last Year

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One of the most disappointing eras in the history of the NBA came to an end this week and Brooklyn’s Big Three experiment came to its official demise on Wednesday night following the trade of Kevin Durant.

After attempting to fast-track their way to a title by signing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving and trading for James Harden, the Nets ultimately won just one playoff series in the last three years before blowing it all up midway through the 2022-23 season.

Knicks fans, in particular, have been having fun with the news of the Nets’ long-gestating demise:

On the early hours of Thursday morning, Kevin Durant — who joined the Nets as a free agent back in 2019 — was traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, and four unprotected first-round picks.

In his first game as a member of the Dallas Maverick on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, Irving scored 24 points to go along with five assists, and four rebounds in 37 minutes of action. In that deal, the Nets got a package of Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie, a 2029 first-round pick and two future second-round picks.

Durant hasn’t played since January due to an MCL sprain, so at this time, it’s unclear when he’ll make his debut for the Phoenix Suns. With the All-Star game set to be held next weekend, it’s likely that Durant doesn’t suit up until after that.

At this time, both the Mavericks (the 4th seed in the Western Conference) and the Phoenix Suns (5th) have identical 30-26 records.

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