The ongoing drama surrounding Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers is still big news around the NBA, but if you ask Kevin Durant it’s not that big of a deal.
As you can imagine, he likely had similar issues with former star teammate Russell Westbrook.
Durant told Chris Haynes of ESPN.com that such spat is normal in the NBA.
Kevin Durant calls Kyrie Irving-LeBron James issues 'a regular NBA problem'
— NBA TV (@NBATV) August 19, 2017
“It’s just a regular NBA problem, right? A lot of teams have gone through this before,” Durant said. “They’ll figure it out. That’s a great organization, a championship organization. They’ll figure it out.”
Kyrie and LeBron may want two different things, but Durant thinks everything will work itself out for both Cleveland stars.
Kevin Durant feels LeBron James and Kyrie Irving will overcome their issues
— Hoops Rumors (@HoopsRumors) August 19, 2017
“It’s not the end of the world,” Durant said. “Both of those guys won a championship together. They love each other. If Kyrie wants to do something else, that’s on him. I’m sure whatever happens, it’ll work out for the best for both of them. But it’s just a normal NBA problem. It’s just two big stars that it’s happening to.”
Durant may know a little something about having issues with a superstar teammate. I mean, it was pretty obvious something was wrong with him and Westbrook once he split to Golden State.
Now, it doesn’t seem like those two are brothers anymore, but both have moved on and are doing alright.
So yeah, everyone is blowing up this story, but if you ask KD this is nothing out of the ordinary in the NBA.