Kevin Durant: Kyrie Irving ‘stood up for himself’ with trade request

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SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ NBA Insider Sam Amick details who won the trade, what it means for LeBron James and who should be the favorite in the East.
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As far as NBA blockbusters go, Kevin Durant wasn’t shocked by the Kyrie Irving trade or even the fact that the former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar had the temerity to request one earlier this summer.

In fact, Durant commiserated with Irving.

“When you’re around LeBron James, it’s so much that comes with that,” Durant said on the Bill Simmons podcast. “It’s so much outside distractions, conversations, just noise that just comes around from being around LeBron James. This whole season is going to be about if LeBron is going to leave or not. I’m ready for a new challenge. All that stuff kind of met at the pinnacle of why he wanted to leave. It

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/08/25/kevin-durant-kyrie-irving-stood-up-himself-trade-request/601972001/

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