Kevin Durant shared his opinion on the situation with Kyrie Irving, as the superstar point guard preferred to remain out for the season than taking the vaccine and follow New York’s citywide mandate on vaccination status.
Kevin Durant isn’t mad about the situation, he doesn’t see the point — KD wants to focus on the season, and he is “positive” things will work out.
“What is being mad going to do? We’re not going to change his mind…life is amazing, so I can’t be too mad at somebody making a decision for themselves,” Durant said.
“I definitely want Kyrie to be around…Kyrie made his decision on what he wanted to do…and the team did the same. It’s on me to just focus on me and do my job,” the Nets’ superstar continued.
(via NBC Sports):
“I wish none of this stuff would happen, but this is the situation that we are in. Kyrie made his decision on what he wanted to do and he chose to do what he wanted to do, and the team did the same. It’s on me to just focus on me, and do my job, and let those two parties handle that situation. I want our whole team together, and I want us to be at full strength, but sometimes it don’t work out that way.
“But I am still positive that things will work out the best for both parties.”
It’s still unclear if Kyrie Irving is capable of changing his mind at some point, however Brooklyn remains a strong favorite to win the title even without him.
Durant and the veteran Nets roster also understand they are still serious title contenders even without Irving and need to just focus on the season in front of them.