A week ago, the Brooklyn Nets sat in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. A week ago, Kyrie Irving was leading the Nets without Kevin Durant, who was expected to be representing Brooklyn at All-Star Weekend alongside Irving. All of that blew up on Friday when Irving requested a trade, which led to the guard being sent to the Mavericks on Sunday.
Once the Irving trade became official, the attention was shifted to Durant. Should the New York Knicks be interested in the 13-time All-Star if he were to become available? Would Brooklyn trade him ahead of the deadline? Or would KD request another trade in the offseason?
All of those questions were answered early (as in 1 a.m.) on Thursday morning when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the Internet by tweeting that Durant was being traded to the Suns, the team that was at the top of his wish list over the summer.
Knicks fans got the ultimate satisfaction of knowing that the Nets’ Big 3 had finally fallen with KD being the last one to leave.
Knicks fans hilariously react to Kevin Durant Nets-Suns blockbuster trade
It was late, but Knicks Twitter was on fire after the Woj bomb dropped. It’s been almost four years since Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving signed with the Nets, and although James Harden made his way to Brooklyn in January of 2021, the Nets are still left with zero titles.
How did Knicks fans react? Well…
That tweet is hilarious, but it also serves as a reminder that Tom Thibodeau shouldn’t be on national television again.
If you can look at this tweet without hearing his voice yelling in your head, that’s impressive.
Ah, things are officially back to normal in New York City. The Knicks got better with their Josh Hart trade while the Nets got exponentially worse. You love to see it.