Nets guard calls out Kevin Durant ahead of return game in Brooklyn

Dec 13, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (35) against the Brooklyn
Dec 13, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant (35) against the Brooklyn / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday night, superstar Kevin Durant makes his first return to Barclays Center since being traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Phoenix Suns last February.

A tenure that kicked off with tremendous promise, the forward spent four seasons with the franchise -- though saw action in just three as he was sidelined for all of his debut 2019-20 campaign with an Achilles tear -- and nabbed three All-Star nods along the way before requesting out in 2022-23.

While he may not have been able to guide the club to their first NBA Championship, with him in tow Brooklyn was a consistent playoff threat and came within literal inches of advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals back during the 2021-22 season.

With Wednesday being his first official come back to the borough, many have speculated if the Nets will give him some sort of tribute during the contest.

Though Durant, himself, has already gone on record stating he does not wish to receive any semblance of a remembrance video, during a recent interview guard Cam Thomas called his former teammate out for "trolling," and stated that he does, in fact, expect there to be some sort of tribute presentation.

Cam Thomas says Kevin Durant is 'trolling' ahead of return game v. Nets

"I think they'll give him [a tribute video]. KD just be trolling, y'all know how he do. I'm sure they'll give him one. He did a lot here. Whether people want to say he did or not, he did a lot for New York. He just be trolling. Don't listen to Kevin."

Cam Thomas

Considering the two have a well-documented affinity for and friendship with one another, Thomas may have the inside scoop on the, now, Suns star's true feelings regarding his former employers, which means fans may want to be on the lookout for an in-game montage.

Durant wrapped up his tenure with the Nets boasting stellar averages of 29.0 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.2 blocks while shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from deep.

Currently in his first full season with Phoenix, he is posting 28.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.3 blocks on 53.1 percent shooting from the floor and 45.2 percent shooting from deep.