Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
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The Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant shared his thoughts on the Boston Celtics fans’ hostility toward his teammate Kyrie Irving, who played for the Celtics from 2017 to 2019:

“It’s rooted in love. They once loved you … had life-altering experiences coming to games watching you play. So when it gets ripped from them in a trade … it feels like a piece of them is gone too.”