“I really don’t care about the Kyrie Irving situation,” Durant said at the NBA Academy in India, according to 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.”
SportsCenter relayed video of Durant’s comments:
According to ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, Irving met with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in mid-July and requested a trade because “he wants to play in a situation where he can be more of a focal point” and escape LeBron James’ sizable shadow.
On Thursday, ESPN’s Pablo Torre reported on First Take that Irving “very badly” wants to play for the Knicks.
The Cavaliers have reportedly fielded offers from at least six teams, including the Knicks, according to ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but it’s unclear if any of those proposals have piqued their interest.
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