Many people (see: Nets fans) think it’s a low blow and a cop-out and a bad move.
Others think it’s just Durant trying to make the most out of his talents and his time in the NBA.
But it seems like absolutely everyone has something to say about it.
Scottie Pippen supports KD's trade request.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 12, 2022
That includes NBA legend Scottie Pippen.
When asked about Durant’s trade request, Pippen had a few words: “It’s what the owners have been doing to the players for years…I don’t feel bad for what KD is doing at all.”
While Pippen has a point about the situation, is there a chance that Durant is still handling this the wrong way?
Durant Doing Damage?
Despite what Pippen said, is Durant creating an image of himself as a player who will whine and complain and abandon his team when things aren’t going the right way?
He has already left the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors and fans from both of those teams are still a bit miffed about it.
But his breakup with the Nets is the biggest and most acrimonious yet.
It will end with Durant playing somewhere else in the league – and a legion of angry Nets fans.
But at the end of the day, it is his right to demand a trade if he’s unhappy.
He brings a lot of talent to each team he plays for and he is well within his right to pack his things and go if it’s not going well.
It might not always look great but it’s still his right.