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James Harden forced his way out of the Nets before playing a full season with the team. Various rumors floated around about why he was unhappy in Brooklyn.

But it wasn’t only Harden who was unhappy with the situation. His superstar teammate Kevin Durant reportedly was frustrated with the way the former NBA MVP.

It started even before the season began when Harden joined the training camp out of shape. Durant could not believe that his teammate who joined the Nets to win a championship carries himself in such a way. For his part, Harden did not appreciate KD’s ‘righteousness’ in this situation.

Via Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN:

“Sources say that much of the discontent between Harden and the Nets started in September when he arrived into training camp out of shape. Durant had been understanding of Harden’s predicament in Houston as a man in need of new scenery, but also tacitly expected his former teammate to commit himself to conditioning and self-care when he came seeking a title in Brooklyn, according to a source close to both stars. With Irving’s status already in flux due to his unwillingness to get vaccinated, Durant was astonished in the opening weeks of the season at Harden’s lack of explosiveness and sluggish play, something he attributed in large part to Harden’s being out of shape, as he did the ensuing hamstring issues.”