Report: Nets’ Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving met during Finals, talked extensively about playing together and being business partners in the New York area
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving reportedly met during the 2019 NBA Finals and in New York after Durant underwent his Achilles surgery and talked extensively about playing together and being business partners in the New York area, according to Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report. Irving and Durant agreed to four-year deals with the Brooklyn Nets on the first day of free agency.
Durant and Irving forged a strong bond back in 2016 during the Olympics. The two All-Stars have been wanting to play with each other since then:
The duo had envisioned playing on the same NBA team ever since they spent time together on the gold-medal-winning 2016 Olympic team. They then met in the Bay Area during the Finals while Durant was nursing his original injury, a strained right calf, and again in New York after he had surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles, sources say. They talked extensively about not only playing together but also operating as business partners in the New York area.
The Nets won free agency and it’s not even close. Along with adding Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn agreed to deals with DeAndre Jordan, Garrett Temple and Wilson Chandler. Even though Durant is likely going to miss the entire 2019-20 season, the Nets are still going to be really fun to watch and could be a top-four team in the Eastern Conference.
The New York Knicks no longer run New York. The Knicks didn’t even get a meeting with Irving or Durant. New York is officially a Nets town now.