Nets: Kevin Durant’s prediction for 2020 NBA Finals will bother BK fans

Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets speaks (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets speaks (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) /

Nets star Kevin Durant makes his prediction for the 2020 NBA Finals.

It would appear that Kevin Durant’s apparent bias for the Nets didn’t impact his judgment while making his prediction for the 2020 NBA Finals. Unfortunately for fans in Brooklyn, you might take offense to the 10-time All-Star’s pick.

Just days after the Nets, who signed him to a  four-year, $164 million contract in free agency last summer, toppled the Milwaukee Bucks in historic fashion by using their lowliest players=, Durant projected the Bucks to represent the Eastern Conference when all is said and done.

“If I had to choose — and I hate doing that (expletive), because you never know what could happen, you seen that with us last year — but if I had to choose, I’ll go with the Clippers and the Bucks for the championship. And I’ll go with the Clippers,” said Durant.

We’re not trying to be overly critical here, but did Durant really have to pick the Bucks? Not only is Brooklyn slated to face Milwaukee in the first round of the playoffs, but they just embarrassed them without their eight leading scorers a few days ago. The four-time scoring champ could have easily gone with the scorching hot Toronto Raptors and their suffocating defense to come out of the East, and nobody would have batted an eye. Literally any team excluding the Bucks would have sufficed here.

Everybody is anticipating that Milwaukee will sweep the Nets in convincing fashion, but Durant insinuating that the No. 1 seed will roll over his team isn’t a great optic. Are we demanding the 31-year-old superstar to be fully delusional and pick Brooklyn to reach the Finals?

Obviously not, but you can’t deny that Durant — intentional or not — violated an unwritten public relations regulation with this prediction. Again, it’s not the end of the world, but we wouldn’t fault Nets fans for being offended by these comments.

At least give Brooklyn a week to enjoy the monster upset before writing them off like this. Come on, man.

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