Kevin Durant Believes Kyrie Irving Situation ‘Will Work Out’

Jun 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts during the first quarter of game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals in the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Above all else, Kevin Durant wants to win.

And while Kyrie Irving’s decision to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine has complicated that goal—the Brooklyn Nets banned the mercurial point guard from participating in any games or practices this season until he gets the jab—KD still has every intention of winning his 3rd NBA championship this season with or without the seven-time All-Star. But if he could have it his way, as he explained to reporters per ESPN, “none of this stuff would happen.”

“Definitely want Kyrie to be around,” he told reporters on Thursday. “I wish none of this stuff would happen, but this is the situation that we are in. Kyrie made his decision on what he wanted to do and he chose to do what he wanted to do, and the team did the same.

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SOURCE: The Root, Jay Connor