David Letterman reveals as much as Nets media day and questions Kevin Durant
It took lower than quarter-hour on Brooklyn Nets media day to indicate why they are going to be entrance and middle within the highlight all season lengthy.
First got here the studies that Kyrie Irving wouldn’t be out there on Monday due too heath and security protocols. That comes as no actual shock given current studies about Irving’s COVID vaccination standing.
Irving’s absence was unexpectedly stuffed by legendary late night time host David Letterman, who confirmed as much as play the position of reporter on behalf of ‘Basketball Digest.’
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Letterman wasted no time getting in on the motion, asking a number of questions do Durant.
Along with that hard-hitting journalism, Letterman additionally requested Durant if he can be keen to play for the Knicks on Nets off days and if taking part in towards the Pelicans “makes him giggle.”
Apart from Letterman’s sudden cameo, Durant was additionally requested a extra severe questions on Irving’s vaccination standing and potential influence on the staff.Â “Thatâ€™s on Kyrie. Itâ€™s his private determination… I count on it to not be a problem. We belief in Kyrie and I count on us to have our complete staff sooner or later.”
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Reporters additionally requested Durant about his extension and the pending contract negotiations for Irving and James Harden.Â “I simply needed to be right here. I assumed it was the proper timing for me to be so. All of us three have talked about taking part in collectively for a very long time, however their choices are on their time.” Durant signed a four-year, $198 million extension within the offseason that retains him below contract in Brooklyn by means of the tip of the 2025-26 season.
Following media day, the Nets are leaving for San Diego the place they may maintain coaching camp. The Nets first preseason recreation is Sunday, Oct. 3 towards the Lakers.Â
Brooklyn opens the common season on Oct. 19 towards thte Milwaukee BucksÂ in a rematch of their second spherical sequence.