Kevin Durant says he doesn’t care about his basketball legacy and wants what’s best for the Nets
Kevin Durant says he doesn’t care about his basketball legacy and wants “what’s best” for the Nets after leaving Brooklyn as the Suns star prepares for track running in Phoenix
Kevin Durant has claimed he “doesn’t care” about his legacy in basketball — less than two months after Brooklyn received its second trade request with the Nets when it was dealt to the Suns.
Durant’s time with the Nets ended in his third season with the team after Kyrie Irving was traded to the Mavericks after asking for a move himself.
A 13-time All-Star and two-time champion, Durant is considered one of the most talented players of all time, but his decision to team up with a historically great Warriors roster in 2016 will forever be remembered by some NBA fans.
However, the Suns forward told The Athletic he is no longer worried about his position in the game.
“I don’t care about the inheritance,” Durant said.
Kevin Durant was traded from the Nets to the Suns on Feb. 9 in a blockbuster deal
Durant wanted out of Brooklyn after Kyrie Irving never asked for a trade
‘Before I. I used to want to free up a lane or space in this game for people to remember, but now it’s getting to be too much. It just focuses too much on other people.
“What did he do, what did he do? comparisons. Before, when we didn’t have all these discussions, it mattered to me… I’ll soon be in the same breath with these top guys. it was big
“Nowadays, I really, really don’t care. I really just want to go out and produce, be the best I can be, go home, hang out with my family, that’s it.”
Durant also commented on his exit from the Nets, ending a tumultuous four years that fell far short of the title he, Irving and (once) James Harden were aiming for.
“I want the best for this organization. I wanted the best for us in every game. I hated that it had to go down like that. I wasn’t trying to prove that the Nets are a damn good organization. I was trying to prove that the Nets are a great organization, that they care about their players and want the best for their players.
Durant will now attempt to win a title alongside Chris Paul and Devin Booker in Phoenix
“Certain shit just didn’t work out. I get that. I’m not here to prove the Nets wrong, I think they did a great job the whole time I was there, not just the trades. Playing again after the Achilles injury – they made sure they were there for me every step of the way. And I appreciate that for life. I have a feeling we will be bonded as family members for life no matter how it ended.
Durant’s comments came after he returned to the Suns’ lineup for the first time in three weeks.
After a smooth 3-0 start to life in Phoenix, Durant sprained his ankle while warming up on March 8 and missed 10 games.
The Suns are 41-35 after Wednesday night’s win over the Timberwolves and are in the fourth set with just 1.5 games separating them and the sixth-ranked Warriors.
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