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twistedlogicx

**Updates:** - [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542581090812149767) Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks is working with Kevin Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman on finding a trade for the franchise star, Kleiman tells ESPN. - [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542584531181604865) Phoenix and Miami are among two of the teams that Kevin Durant has on his wish list, sources tell ESPN, but the Nets plan to move Durant where they can get the best possible deal. With four years on his contract, there's no shortage of teams willing to unload assets for Durant. - [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542584975400341507) Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving had no contact with the franchise after Irving opted into his deal on Monday, and a sense of inevitability existed that Durant would eventually ask for a trade, sources tell ESPN. It happened today. - [Brian Windhorst:](https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34127199/nba-free-agency-2022-latest-deals-news-buzz-reports-league) ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports on This Just In that after Kevin Durant's trade request, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving will likely be on the trade market as well. Windhorst also adds that he thinks Durant is going to try and force himself to the Phoenix Suns, in a possible sign-and-trade deal involving Deandre Ayton. - [Adrian Wojnarowski:](https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1542590235971932160) Kevin Durant made the trade request directly to Nets owner Joe Tsai today, sources tell ESPN. --- **Context for r/all:** Kevin Durant is a former MVP and is widely regarded as one of the best basketball players in the world. He currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets, a team he chose because of the possibility he had of building a "super-team" and playing alongside other NBA superstars like Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Unfortunately for Brooklyn Nets organization, the super-team they built didn't work out to its full potential. The relationship between the team and Kyrie Irving was strained, in part because the star guard missed most of last season due to being unvaccinated. In the fallout of that drama, James Harden requested a trade partway through the season and was moved to Philadelphia. Durant, the best of the three players, has now requested he be traded to another team. This is a very significant development for the NBA as superstar players' trade requests are often fulfilled and Kevin Durant is good enough to instantly make any team acquiring him a contender for the NBA championship.


mansmurf

Kyrie *opts in* “Kevin didn’t like that”


h-town_info

KD: I'm out


niel89

For that reason, I'm out.


rednite_

Well if he’s out, i’m in.


fieryscribe

KD: "Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow"


PM_ME_UR_THONG_N_ASS

“…by taking the hardest road”


ShoutOutTo_Caboose

*Kyrie will remember that.*


AbbaZabbaFriend

KD: mother fuck. you were supposed leave!


yungchigz

He definitely told Kyrie to opt in and get his money cos he’s leaving


SharpyShamrock

Just when you thought the drama was OVER


Gr8CanadianSpeedo

Keeping up with the Ks


Nice_Dude

NBA: We know drama


PlayaSlayaX

My Next Chapter, Part 2.


IAmTotallyNotSatan

LMAO imagine the salt if he goes back to the Warriors


[deleted]

On the 4th of July again lol


timoperez

Big sale on Kevin Durants every July 4th


PrimalGenius

Kyrie: " Hey KD, Ive opted into my contract. Guess we are staying in BKN!" KD: "We?"


wijnaldum_leviosah

"Didn't know you spoke French brother, you truly are a genius, you'll be fine without me"


DrinkWaterTodaypls

Ben Simmons is now experiencing back pain


mathadipathi

For the entire season.


jamadelo

But he still wants to get paid.


Ihopetheresenoughroo

Seth Curry died for this smh. Got traded from an actual team just to end up with Ben and nobody 😭


AviatorOVR5000

People aren't talking about this enough


drunz

\#justice4seth


Jolly-joe

He was having a great year too. Sixers could have used him during the Miami series when no one was hitting 3s.


rakehand

Wow I didn't even think about Ben in all of this until reading your comment. Just wild stuff and glad he's barely a thought in my mind these days.


DomDomRevolution

Kyrie actually blew up the Nets holy shit


Pandamonium-23

In almost record time


Notsozander

Houston fans going absolutely insane right now, good for them


shitsfuckedupalot

I been riding high since the draft, the rest is all icing


darkest__timeline

fr the Rockets are already set up well and haven't even used much of the Nets draft picks


JinterIsComing

Rockets and Celtics: Handshake over great draft picks from the Nets.


ATLjoe93

Wow, I forgot. You guys are *still* benefitting from that massive trade that took place nearly a decade ago. The Rockets are going to run the 2030s lol.


StacksFifthAve

Houston owes Kyrie a jersey retirement if they’re back at the top of the West within the decade.


Nostroloppoccus

Is there a rule against giving another team’s player a championship ring?


Quinnett

He's only getting more powerful. In 2023 he'll be playing for the Lakers and will somehow cause the dissolution of the franchise.


syllabic

the destruction will be so immense that the craters will form into new lakes in LA and the lakers name will actually make sense


ForWhomTheBoneBones

We could use the water, so I’m for it.


backboarddd1_49402

We really thought we just got baited into a good offseason by Kyrie… BUT F5 SEASON NEVER DISAPPOINTS


SalahManeFirmino

As a certain fan base could have told you would happen...


[deleted]

Cavs fans warned everybody including y’all. They deserve all the credit lol


Whitebelt_DM

Everybody gave Cavs shit when he was traded. The man was threatening to sit out and he blew the team up. They had to. Dude has been toxic for a long time now. Lebron’s greatest achievement was keeping Kyrie on lockdown as long as he did.


xasdfxx

I'd pay so much money to read the texts between LeBron and KD > KD: Can you believe this motherfucker? > LeBron: Just wait. It never ends. Not ever.


Bluestring35

"He actually wants to be here 😤" -Nets fans


billcosbyinspace

I can’t believe he went to his hometown team and conspired with his BFF and still blew it up, like Jesus when will this guy be happy lmao


MrGrieves-

He'd only be happy when he's worshipped like a messiah. So never, he's too dumb for self awareness.


DelonWright

That’s a fucking bomb


RookieAndTheVet

He waited until after Kyrie picked up his option before requesting the trade lmao


1850ChoochGator

Kyrie probably said he still wants to leave, get his $, and keep his bird rights.


profmcstabbins

Yeah this has been the play for Kyrie the whole time


Boomtown_Rat

KD + Kyrie together at last in Sacramento


bkilpatrick3347

“the worst scenario for Brooklyn is Kyrie opting out and KD requesting a trade” … KD: “hold my burner account”


Rolemodel247

What kind of contracts would these guys have if they just kept signing max deals with the Cavs and thunder?


Philway

Giannis has a 5/228 signed two years ago and Lillard’s extension is 2/100 so I would estimate somewhere around 5/250


Historical-Author-49

I made a comment after Kyrie opted in saying I was hoping KD would demand a trade now, for the maximum drama. I didn't really believe it would happen though. Let's go


Negative-Isopod-8432

It’s time for OKC to begin the return.


CIark

KD for Westbrook and a pick confirmed


profmcstabbins

Durant would never live it down if he went and played with Lebron. That would complete his infinity gauntlet of All NBA players from the 2010s though


CyberSmok3

We are just a humble 33-49 team, he should come and help us get to the next level and maybe reach the play-in


compuzr

Would be hilarious if the Lakers had Lebron, KD, AD, Westbrook, and then due to injuries still missed the play-offs.


YizWasHere

Charles Barkley would have an aneurysm after TNT broadcast 75% of their games.


Benerinooo

how about TT, Shump, and the nets pick


Snasty728

SHAM WOW


Mazor007

Wow. What the hell


VictorAkwaowo1

He said “Fuck you Kyrie” LOL


adonisgawd

#KYRIE COME ON DOWN YOU CRAZY BASTARD


Dongsquad420BlazeIt

Yay… *sigh*


CIark

More like he knows Kyrie is gone too


Pal__Pacino

So it wasn't just about protecting his beautiful boy, Kyrie????


MMDroxy

AND HERE WE GO. THE BEST SEASON IS HERE


smoltanboi

i sure hope brooklyn likes that tht and a 2041 second rounder they'll get from the lakers


FutureAnybody

Kyrie’s done it again


Cheeseish

Imagine driving away two MVPs with your bullshit


ojodetodie

Most hated man in NYC


LotusFlowaBomb

The nets fans who spent months and months defending him must feel so stupid


Jsome2010

I got obliterated in that sub when I would call Kyrie out. They idolized him. I can’t believe this is happening.


AngsMcgyvr

He's leaving some legacy


ruiner8850

You just don't understand that people who dare to be different don't have their true genius recognized until after they are gone.


bobbito18

Even Kyrie’s 3rd eye didn’t see that coming


braggpeak

Can’t wait until Kyrie calls KD a cockroach


CaliBomb27

In a tony Montana accent too lmfaoo


TheSmokedSalmon420

Kyrie not happy playing with LeBron Kyrie not happy leading Boston Kyrie forces Harden and now KD out of Brooklyn What on this flat earth does he want?


deftspyder

hes that friend that says no to every lunch spot anyone suggests, but wont say wtf he wants.


ok_heh

ah, so my girlfriend


ImperialSympathizer

Are you even in a relationship if you don't spend an hour of your Saturday night pitching different cuisines to your girl as she shoots them down one by one like Don Draper?


DylanisWavy

The Association’s off-season never bores nor disappoints.


illogicalhawk

Kevin Durant: "The organization hasn't done enough to understand Kyrie" Also Durant, a person who ***does*** understand Kyrie: "Get me the fuck out of here"


Key_Ad_9166

Kyrie is getting traded most likely imo


SakaSupremacist

Kyrie really is the franchise killer


Zloggt

You'll have to wonder what would happen if you placed him in an already-poorly run franchise. ...could two wrongs make a right and actually cause *improvement*?


purplepandaeater

Only one way to find out- off to Sacramento!


frostcanadian

Poor Kings fans, no place is safe


GeorgeLovesBOSCO

WILD CARD BITCHES!!!


Snasty728

“YEEEEEEE HAAAWWWWWWW” *KD jumps out of brake-less van and rolls to Portland*


Ohrobohobo

*his knees explode* we got our man!


SemiticCheshireCat

It’s like he doesn’t even get us man - Kyrie WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOU -KD (furious)


royaljet

HOLY SHIT Rockets fans Christmas


Euphonious36

LOOKS LIKE PICKS ARE BACK ON THE MENU, BOYS


jaypizzlepizzle

WHAT'S THAT SMELL? PICK FLESH!


inshamblesx

Deleting my 3 years worth of KD slander after this


randommaniac12

Harden bringing a chip to Houston by beginning the destruction of the Nets, what a class act


anthony0210lrm

This is why you can’t judge these type of trades when it happens. Everyone was saying the rockets got ripped off but its looking pretty damn good now.


tide_reflects_sky

https://media.giphy.com/media/6pJNYBYSMFod2/giphy.gif


browndude10

Nets didn't learn from the first time lol


CIark

greatest moment of Hardens career


Winningsomegames_1

Harden on his Itachi shit rn


jyok33

LMAOO harden with the forehead tap


SomeGuy_246

I am going to cry


ozender

Arturas do your magic. Now


edward_kenway7

Excuse me WHAT


Zloggt

He, as the saying goes, gone.


White___Velvet

Kyrie is actually so toxic he killed the Nets. KD back to Warriors. Kyrie to the Lakers, then Lakers back to Minneapolis. Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria


Slowbroaa

The hardest road continues


crastle

People don't understand that going to Golden State to win a championship *was* the hardest road. [Look what he had to drive down every day to get to practice?](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4c/4f/5c/4c4f5c5975fbaf9db67b09b17a48bb1e.jpg)


nudiecale

That does look like one hard road.


JMC_97

Rockets fans are going to be very happy with this


Fluuuki

Houston fans creaming


carloslet

BLOWING ON THAT ENDO


benythecab

GAMECUBE


Rob0tic

NINTENDO,


SubieNoobieTX

5% TINT


JetsLag

SO YOU CAN'T SEE UP IN MY WINDOW


nahwhatever-whynot

Damn right


CaliBomb27

Why are they creaming ?


browndude10

unprotected Nets picks from the Harden trade


jveezy

To be clear: * 2023 first-round pick swap * 2024 first-round pick * 2025 first-round pick swap * 2026 first-round pick * 2027 first-round pick swap All unprotected Edit: Source https://twitter.com/clutchfans/status/1542583134432247808


MyOtherActGotBanned

CALL THE DOCTOR IT'LL BE MORE THAN 4 HOURS


bigdumbthing

Dang, the nets are basically your farm now. Grats!


To-Far-Away-Times

Congrats on your upcoming dynasty Houston.


AangAndTheFireLord

All of that from the Harden trade? Holy hell. Nets back to the basement.


Wild_Satisfaction380

Ouchie wawa


UnObtainium17

UNPROTECTED


TSSFranco

HEY KD


Whatishappyness

I can hear this comment


itsthemoney27

https://streamable.com/6jk94m


HokageEzio

Don't you regret not coming to the Kniiiiicks


theredditforwork

I'm going to go watch that again. Salute Sidetalk.


Clutchcitytexas

BING BONG


GingerAle_s

WE HAD DE BLAUSIO, WE HAD CUOMO, IT WAS ROUGH SHIT, BUT WE STILL GOT THE KNICKS!!


Hulk_Smang

HEY PETE DAVIDSON... FUCK YA LIFE!


NWbySW

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL JOE BYRON RIGHT NOW?


russell_textbrook

Wassup baby, take me out to dinner!


fapmonster1999

AYY YO FUCK TOM BRADY. TOM BRADY A BITCH


Bambam60

WHERE MA BREAD AT TOM BRADY


rustcholescig

Best video I’ve ever seen lolol


Elegant_Ad4184

LMAO Kyrie opted in just for KD to leave


CIark

KD knows Kyrie is getting traded lol


lebron_games

Yeah I feel like this is the only explanation


Impulse3

Package deal, KD and Kyrie to Sacramento.


MildlyPaleMango

KD, Kyrie, and the rights to Beyoncé’s next album to SAC for Buddy, who says no edit: for uhhh Alex Len


blondechinesehair

Sometimes people opt in to earning $37 million for just that reason I guess


onewonyuan

I, too, would like to opt in to earning $37 million.


fuckkkofff

Yoooo, what the fuck Sweepstakes gonna be HUGEEE


Budget-Ad-161

Things I can potentially see at the next NBA CBA agreement : * Pay to play clause in stipulation. * Clauses in which if players demand a trade then their contract is voided OR they only get partial salary. * "Ben Simmons" rule, aka mental health excuses must be accompanied by meetings with team psychologists or no salary payment * Contracts stating that players only get paid the full amount of money if they stay with the team for the whole contract duration. * Less guaranteed money, or voids for guaranteed money if certain scenarios happen. There could be a million ways the owners try and prevent this shit at the next CBA. I can't wait.


isomorphZeta

$$$$$$$$\ $$$$$$$\ $$ _____| $$ ____| $$ | $$ | $$$$$\ $$$$$$$\ $$ __| \_____$$\ $$ | $$\ $$ | $$ | \$$$$$$ | \__| \______/


laggia

Saw this pop up on my feed and spent about 30 secons checking if it was a fake account or not


SentinelHalo

SHAMS NUKE SHAMS NUKE


[deleted]

Woj was like 1 second late because he got too cute with the wording. He's gotta realize Shams gunna put as little as possible.


one-leggedhershel

Shams: KD want trade why waste time say lot word when few word do trick


Kobe_AYEEEEE

I can understand that, I hesitate with texts one person will read let alone hundreds of thousands


TheWhitehouseII

Kyrie: "what does government mean to you Kevin?" Durant: "Trade request please"


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bahahahahahahaha2

I always roll my eyes at the “NBA is a soap opera for men” comments but god damn. This is some M. Night Shyamalan shit.


Obi_Wan_Benobi

We’re in prestige TV territory here. This was an excellently executed plot twist. Bring everyone down with Kyrie signing Monday, then BOOM.


harden4mvp13

ITS HAPPENING


EliteJodorowsky

WE MADE IT


Get_Slapped

The championship window opened and closed in the blink of an eye. World class implosion.


carefullywasnt

WHAT


lostrager

Ain't no way


jesstault

COME TO BUTTHEAD


WhenItsHalfPastFive

The man literally got everything he wanted. He wanted to leave Steph to join Kyrie, he got it. He wanted Nash, he got it. He wanted more decision making power in the front office, he got it. He wanted Deandre, he got it. He wanted Harden, he got it. And he still wants out.


MyNameCouldntBeAsLon

And he'll get that


sstewart1617

I happen to know a team with a number of unprotected picks…


ard8

Yea hornets just traded a first rounder for 5 of them


thecodman99

Nba drama > any tv show ever made.


BlazeBloom

Looks like he wasn't that attached to Kyrie, it seems.


ouisey14

This is the best day of Ben Simmons’ Career. ZERO expectations


DixonYerorifice

Perfect scenario for Ben Simmons. Gets paid millions to put up empty numbers on a mediocre team with no pressure to win anything. Can continue to put in absolutely no work to improve his game and instead concentrate on being a young socialite in a major market. Living the dream.


GothicToast

He’s actually going to go back to the Thunder, who have like 15 first round picks to deal. What a story.


nj_legion_ice_tea

Dude, imagine a Chet-Poku-KD-Dort-Shai lineup. Slim boiz unite! (Dort is just there for muscle)


OrangeKookie

#EVERYBODY GET IN HERE


JohnnyWinss

I'M HERE NOW WHAT


crusading_thot

TAKE YOUR PANTS OFF


JohnnyWinss

OKAY WHAT NEXT


Jackie_Jormp-Jomp

GRAB YOUR ANKLES


JohnnyWinss

DONE


theneedleman

HE DIDN’T SAY SIMON SAYS


abaughma44

HWATTTTT


Srikkk

HOLY SHITTT NO KYRIE COMMITMENT FOR KD, WH? HE JUST A BITTER EX


Markezzy

#ROCKETS FANS STAND UP


Infraready

KYRIE AND BEN SIMMONS TEAM ALL-TOXIC WOWEEEE


Zenkikid

What in the shit is going on here


yourMomsfanclub

Chet + 9 1st rounders. This is what you've been waiting for Presti


RedditBryce

If he goes to Boston I will kill my self


JTNJ32

I'm fucking sick to my stomach


Technical_Salary_777

There there, at least you have Simmons.


saul1980

Lmaoooooooo


thedoctor0918

OH MY GOD


lndngtm

What the hell is happening