Shannon Sharpe called Kevin Durant “a track star” after he requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets.
Just when you thought the NBA offseason could not get any more chaotic than what it was set up to be, Kevin Durant requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. After three seasons and one playoff series win, Durant is looking to join the fourth team of his career.
On the latest episode of FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” Shannon Sharpe spoke about Durant demanding a trade off of the Nets. Sharpe called Durant “a track star” because “he runs away from a challenge.”
You can listen to the full segment at this link.
Shannon Sharpe calls Kevin Durant ‘a track star’ after trade request
Durant joined the Nets alongside Kyrie Irving in the summer of 2019 after spending the previous three seasons with the Golden State Warriors. He missed the first season of his contract as he recovered from a ruptured Achilles suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals.
In his return in the 2020-21 season, they made it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals but lost to the eventual NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Then, this past season, Durant made it to the playoffs after missing some time with a knee injury, and the team was swept by the Boston Celtics in the opening round.
After Irving announced that he was exercising his $36.5 million player option for the 2022-23 season, reports indicated days later that Durant requested a trade.
As for where Durant ends up, it is currently unknown. Multiple reports indicate that Durant prefers to be traded to the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. Sharpe points out those reports, saying that these were the two top seeds in this past season’s NBA playoffs.
Another team linked to Durant is the Toronto Raptors.
Durant will continue to dominate the NBA conversations even after he is officially traded to his new team.