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First Take's Chris Russo on the Kevin Durant situation: "This is a very bad look for the NBA"

NBA analyst Chris Russo breaks down why the Kevin Durant situation in requesting a trade from the Brooklyn Nets is a bad look for the NBA
First Take's Chris Russo on the Kevin Durant situation: "This is a very bad look for the NBA"

ESPN First Take's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo displayed his disagreement with the Kevin Durant trade request

Over two weeks after the NBA Free Agency started, the rumors and reports kept coming in daily. We have had it all this offseason, stars requesting or getting traded, contenders bolstering their lineups, young NBA stars still unsigned, and drama-filled situations from around the association. 

There is still no movement on the Durant trade

Currently, there are still no movements on the Kevin Durant trade request as per ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports, "Teams have been unwilling to meet the Nets' asking price for Kevin Durant". 

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ESPN First Take's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo displayed his disagreement with the Kevin Durant trade request stating how this is a "very bad look for the NBA where these players decide they want to bail and go somewhere else." 

Russo stated a couple of players who did the same with their former teams, including Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kevin Durant back in Golden State and now in Brooklyn, and James Harden, who has done it twice as well with Houston and Brooklyn. 

It's a bad look for the NBA

We have seen a couple of stars go to team management and request trades to teams of their own liking or, predominantly, championship contenders. Fans obviously disagree with this approach, and the way star players are forcing their way out of teams without even accomplishing anything relevant or playing a limited number of games. Russo also added this is a significant problem for the NBA, and they will need to find a way to tackle this issue. 

"That's bad look. Fans don't like it. You signed a contract, they pay you 300 million dollars, and everything is guaranteed and all of a sudden you decide, "I don't wanna be here anymore," and if they don't trade you, you're gonna act like the bad guy and they have to get rid of you. So it's a major problem."

Still in the middle of this Brooklyn Nets fiasco, most teams have been frozen in making moves as some desire to acquire the NBA Superstar, but they have a real fear that those players would leave soon if things don't go the way they hope. We've seen it multiple times in the last few years, and the NBA is now considering solutions to stop this trend that is hurting the quality of their product and diminishing the trust between the fans, teams, and players. 

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