The Brooklyn Nets are one of the winners of this year’s free agency after they signed both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Even though the NBA world was surprised by this move because people expected them to sign with the New York Knicks, it was obvious from earlier months they are planning to join the same team.
The chemistry between Durant and Irving was visible during some of their earlier encounters, especially during the last All-Star weekend when it looked like they bonded more than other players. According to Brian Windhorst who was observing the two All-Stars said they were spending a lot of time with each other on a daily basis doing all sorts of things from practicing together to even going to Miami immediately after the All-Star Weekend.
“I was talking to some people who were with ‘Team Free Agent’, I mean ‘Team LeBron’ at All-Star, and they said that Kyrie and KD were like a middle school couple that weekend. Eating together. … Doing drills together at practice. ‘I’ll rebound for you. You rebound for me. I’ll post you up. You post me up.’ They were eating together. They went to Miami together after the weekend.”
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing 1-on-1… sort of ? pic.twitter.com/rTlupoq8td
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 16 February 2019
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last night ?
— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) 18 February 2019
When you think about it it’s obvious their arrangement to join the same team has been a done deal for months now, only the name of the team they would join was unknown. Even though the chemistry between them seems very strong it’s important to remember there are still a lot of question marks surrounding this duo and whether they will be able to win a championship in Brooklyn.