Harden made those assurances when they made a trip to Greece. However, Harden began to upset his situation in Brooklyn after Durant injured his knee in January. Harden was upset too Keri IrvingHe refused to vaccinate, which led to his relegation in the eastern ranking of the Congress.
Durant took a philosophical approach to Harden’s decision not to stay with Brooklyn for the long term and instead pushed for a trade to The Sixers.
“It wasn’t like it was a separation between us as individuals. It felt like we loved each other,” He says. “But I was focused on rehab and he was focused on the team. Naturally, I wasn’t in the group, but I can’t control how everyone feels about their situation.”
Durant and Irving have gotten closer, and there is no doubt that Irving will re-sign with Brooklyn, even if he chooses to exit this summer and return to free agency. Irving He said it publicly during the Weekend.
“We’re building something cool here,” Durant said. “Kyrie is a pretty huge part of it, even though he’s been this year in and out of the squad, but he’s still a huge part of what we’re trying to do. It’s one of those hurdles that’s been fun to get over, to be honest.”
Durant has no regrets about signing a four-year maximum extension last summer, despite the way that season ended with Harden’s departure.
“I’m stable,” He says. “It’s good to know that I don’t have to look over my shoulder and worry about the next season or two. Just knowing that three or four years of my confinement, I can live my life on and off the ground a little bit more easily. It’s a good place to be.”