Kevin Durant has responded to ‘Hard Knocks’ start bullet from Bears WR Amon-Ra St. Brown’s father and according to Side Action;
This week’s second episode of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions” aired, and it had a pretty funny scene, one in which a player’s dad called out a very well known NBA superstar. Detroit Lions second-year wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and his family were highlighted during the the episode. St. Brown’s brother, Equanimeous, is a receiver for the Chicago Bears, while his father, John Brown, is also no slouch. John St. Brown was a two-time Mr. Universe bodybuilder in the 1980s.
Brown still trains both his sons, Amon-Ra and Equanimeous, and was interviewed during a workout. And while discussing how his sons got strong, Brown took a shot at Kevin Durant and his weak calves.
“You gotta train your whole body,” Brown said. “Kevin Durant and these guys mess their Achilles up. I have a question for guys like Kevin Durant — when’s the last time you did a calf raise?”
Perhaps he and John St. Brown can meet up for a workout before the 2022-23 NBA season gets underway.
Kevin Durant still wants to be traded.
In a face-to-face meeting with Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai over the weekend, All-NBA star Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that he needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, sources tell The Athletic.
Durant stated he does not have faith in the team’s direction, sources said.
Durant and Tsai spoke in London on Saturday and sources described the discussion as transparent and professional. The meeting took place a year to the day that Durant agreed to a four-year, $198 million contract extension with the Nets and barely over a month after his initial trade request on June 30. He is now entering the first season of that extension.
The Nets have direct knowledge of the reasons behind Durant’s request, sources said, and understand that the 12-time All-Star will continue to be resolute in his stance. Durant is believed to want a change of scenery heading into his 16th season.
This summer, the Nets believe they have improved the roster and have a championship-ready team. The Nets traded for Royce O’Neale, signed T.J. Warren and brought back Patty Mills and Nic Claxton while awaiting the full returns of three-time All-Star Ben Simmons and Joe Harris. Brooklyn’s front office, led by Marks, has set a high price on the Durant market while constructing a team that gives the organization confidence in its ability to contend should the team bring the roster, as is, into training camp.
The Nets are incredibly high on Simmons’ return to play following his recovery from back surgery in May, viewing him as a perfect complement around Durant and Irving.
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