You probably didn't expect to read this today, but here we are.
On Tuesday morning, ESPN's Jackie MacMullan wrote a feature story on the Brooklyn Nets, which included the following anecdotes about Kyrie Irving:
-Irving's infamous mood swings, confirmed by his ex-teammates, which followed him from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn, are the unspoken concern that makes Nets officials queasy.
-There has already been leeway to allow Irving to march to his own drum. The Nets are willing to look past moments like the photo shoot at the Pearl TV Tower in China, when Irving refused to remove his hat and instructed them to photoshop it out.
Additionally, Irving over the summer reportedly refused to put on a wearable device to allow the Nets' performance team to gather biometic data.
So on Tuesday afternoon, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb put out a tweet that resulted in a two-word response from ex-Warriors superstar Kevin Durant.
Relax mcnabb— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 30, 2019
KD roots for the NFL team that resides in Washington D.C., so the two-time NBA Finals MVP probably grew up cheering against McNabb and the Eagles.
If so, it must have been strange for KD when McNabb played for Washington in 2010.
Anyways, the Nets forward defended Kyrie in MacMullan's article.
"He has his way of doing things," Durant said. "I respect who he is and what he does. He has all the intangibles you want in a teammate and a great player.
"So, how he gets to the point to be ready for 7:30 every night, I'm supporting him 100 percent."
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