ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith said Saturday that there is a “95% chance” that Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will team up in New York next year.
“Yes. From everything I’ve heard, KD and Kyrie are planning on coming to New York. 95% Chance they say!” Smith tweeted. “Only potential hiccup is KD changing his mind”
Yes. From everything I’ve heard, KD and Kyrie are planning on coming to New York. 95% Chance they say! Only potential hiccup is KD changing his mind pic.twitter.com/9ezL7IEc3y
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 11, 2019
Irving and the Celtics just saw their season end by way of a “gentleman’s sweep” from the Milwaukee Bucks. Irving forced his way out of Cleveland in 2017, because he no longer wanted to play with LeBron James, but could be realizing that the grass is greener as a sidekick. (RELATED: It Sure Looks Like This NBA Superstar Could Be On The Move)
Meanwhile, Durant could be sick of the (very valid) criticism he received when he decided to bandwagon onto what was already the most talented team in the NBA. (RELATED: Clippers Finish Off Historic Comeback Against Golden State)
It would also probably be good for the NBA if something like this were to happen. The Warriors have built a monopoly over the rest of the league and having them break up would restore some competitive balance to the game.