If the All-Star Draft is any indication, Kevin Durant confirmed there could also be some rigidity between himself and James Harden following the blockbuster commerce that despatched the guard to Philadelphia on Thursday.
As All-Star captains, Durant and LeBron James had been deciding on gamers for the upcoming sport and Durant prevented choosing Harden, going with the Jazz’s Rudy Gobert as a substitute.
As Durant was explaining his choice to go along with “dimension” James held a clipboard in entrance of his face to cover how a lot he was laughing.
“Imma want some dimension.”
Kevin Durant on choosing Rudy Gobert over James Harden 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jnroKxqOH6
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Harden was traded to the 76ers earlier within the day for Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Andre Drummond and two first-round draft picks. The deal was the end result of weeks price of innuendo suggesting the previous Web was sad in Brooklyn, displeased with quite a few issues, together with Kyrie Irving’s standing as a part-time participant.
Harden had not performed within the Nets’ earlier three video games with a hamstring situation, however there was speak that he was sitting out with the expectation that he could be traded.
Contained in the NBA host, Charles Barkley joked about that throughout the All-Star Draft, too.
“He received traded, he is wholesome now,” Barkley stated, and even Durant cracked a smile at that one. “He is rubbing Icy Sizzling on that factor. He is enjoying the subsequent sport,” Barkley continued.
LeBron is loving this. 😂😂. Even KD lastly smiled.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 11, 2022
The All-Star sport is about to be performed in Cleveland on Feb. 20.