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UPDATE from the man himself:
Here we go with the lies again. I never said any trade offers were made regarding Kyrie & @BrooklynNets. What I said is, they would do a deal to swap Kyrie for Ben Simmons in a heartbeat, but @KDTrey5 ain’t having it. He loves his brother Kyrie. He won’t have that!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 23, 2021
Kyrie to the Sixers??? pic.twitter.com/xAhHj99VAz
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 22, 2021
I am angry at Kevin Durant. Is Kyrie a perfect fit in Philly? On the court, honestly yes. Off the court? Who knows. But if the Sixers had traded a very disgruntled Ben Simmons for a very disgruntled, but very talented Kyrie Irving, I don’t think many Sixers fans would have been mad.
Imagine the Sixers-Nets matchup every year with Ben Simmons in a Nets uniform? It would be reminiscent of the Lakers-Celtics in the 80’s with the amount of hate and energy running through those stadiums.
Doesn’t sound like Sean Marks is going to get his way with KD having a say, so this pipe dream most likely won’t ever happen. The Ben Simmons saga continues, with no sure end in sight.
Pic via NBA Analysis