Brooklyn Nets: Kevin Durant’s impact greater with Nets than Knicks

Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Kevin Durant’s decision to bypass New York Knicks in favor of Brooklyn Nets could be a historical turning point for both franchises.

Sunday night, amidst one of the craziest openings in NBA free agency history, it was revealed that Kevin Durant chose the Brooklyn Nets over the New York Knicks. While that’s old news, just why he chose Brooklyn surfaced later into the night.

It was revealed that notorious Knicks owner James Dolan was not comfortable with offering KD a max contract coming off of a torn Achilles. Dolan thought offering Durant max contract money would be too much of a risk, per Sports Illustrated‘s Michael Rosenberg.

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With the Knicks ultimately passing up on KD, the conversations between Kyrie Irving and Durant sealed the deal.

The Nets landed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. It honestly doesn’t even feel real. From being at the bottom of the league year after year, Brooklyn landed not one, but two superstars. The question remains, why would Kevin Durant’s camp have urged him to come to Brooklyn?

It still doesn’t make sense. Us? Kevin Durant to our Brooklyn Nets? Other than Dolan, it was clear from the jump that KD was going to be able to make more of an impact in Brooklyn.

KD loves to make his own impact and he saw the ability to impact a franchise that nobody saw coming with the Nets.

Durant is coming to one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams over the last decade, alongside another All-Star point guard in Irving. KD loves to make his name heard, but loves even more to control his circumstances.

Why do you think he argues with random fans on social media? Control. Why did he get in an all-time fight with Draymond Green? Control. Why did he win two NBA Finals MVP’s? Control. Whether it’s on or off the court, Kevin Durant loves to control the situations he finds himself in.

Under Dolan, KD would’ve had far less control than he does now in Brooklyn. Among the very small number of us whom are true Nets fans, KD doesn’t have to worry about us complaining.

We have been at rock bottom for so many years that when D’Angelo Russell took us to the first round, we were overjoyed.

I’ll say it, Kevin Durant, here are the keys to our shockingly disappointing franchise. I did it! I would say the entire fan base feels the same way. Between KD and Kyrie, we have completely handed them the keys to this team.

When all is said and done, will we be in the playoff race at the top of the East? You bet. Could this all blow up in our face? Absolutely. All I know is that Kevin Durant is gonna have all the control he wants with the Nets and I am completely fine with that.

We all went from the pitied fan base to the most hated within a minute last night. In Brooklyn, KD doesn’t have to do near as much to impress us as he would’ve with the Knicks. Knicks fans would be complaining he’s not winning championships.

Over here, if he takes us even to the conference finals, talk about action! We have rolled through the most boring and depressing seasons with this franchise and those days are long gone.

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Kevin, Kyrie and kinda DeAndre Jordan … please don’t let us down. All we want is to be in the mix. Take us to the promised land.