Due to Durant, the Nets suffered a very challenging, upsetting, and stressful offseason because there was a chance that he was leaving the team following a trade demand at the end of June.
After weeks of endless speculation, Durant eventually decided to stay with the Nets.
But his return might end up being awkward and uncomfortable and some fans are still a little peeved about everything that went down.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) September 29, 2022
Despite all of that drama, the Nets are celebrating their biggest star and wishing him a happy birthday.
On Thursday, Durant turned 34 years old.
That means that Durant still has a few years left in him and could still win the Nets a championship ring…or end up departing the team and spending the rest of his career elsewhere.
Time For Kevin To Cut The Cake
During his last season, Durant averaged 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 6.4 assists.
That made him the most consequential player on the team.
But a couple of things held him and the rest of the team back: injuries suffered by Durant and others, a lack of Ben Simmons, and Kyrie Irving missing most of the season because of his COVID vaccine status.
When you put it that way, you can understand why Durant got fed up with his team.
In the season ahead, Simmons will be back and Irving won’t be restricted because he’s unvaccinated.
The rest of the team, including Durant, will attempt to stay healthy.
True, he’s only 34 years old but that task is easier said than done in the NBA.
Durant is surely celebrating his birthday but he is also getting ready to storm back into the league.