It’s been about five months since Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving made the decision to sign with the Nets, but there are some Knicks fans who are still heated about missing out on the two superstars.
Rapper Fat Joe is one of those fans, and he wasn’t afraid to voice his displeasure with Durant and Irving during an interview with Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.
“You got to understand a lot of players, and I’ll call them out: Kyrie, Durant. They didn’t want that New York Knick pressure,” Joe said. “They didn’t want that media attention. They didn’t want Sports Illustrated being right in the backyard. They didn’t want that, so they said, ‘Alright, we want New York, but let’s do the lesser of the drama. Let’s go to Brooklyn.'”
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 4, 2019
Like Joe, most Knicks fans were absolutely crushed that Durant and Irving chose Brooklyn over New York. All the buzz in the offseason was that both players were coming to save the Knicks and return the once-storied franchise back to relevancy again. Instead, New York whiffed completely in free agency, and the No. 1 pick in the draft somehow eluded the Knicks despite having the worst record in the league last season.
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