Three weeks ago, Stephen A. Smith, ESPN analyst, expressed, “From everything I heard, Kevin Durant and Kyrie [Irving] are planning to come to New York. 95% chance they say! KD [Durant] is just the potential element that changes his mind. ”
Well, get some ready Pepto-Bismol, Knicks fans. It seems that a barn came.
Hours before the Golden State Warriors hosts the Toronto Presidents for Game 3 of the NBA finals, and weeks before the NBA freelance moratorium begins, Smith has changed his wave.
As a Knicks fan of a lifetime, he hated Smith saying that the Durant, who is very popular, could go towards another borough in the morning “First Take” on Wednesday.
“I have a couple of executive officials talking to me,” Smith said. “They are saying stop mentioning the Knicks, Stephen A., overcoming it. KD is likely to go to Brooklyn. ”
The Knicks have said that they signed Durant with one of their two maximum contracts available for this season, which helped Kristaps Porzingis trade the club in February. Kyrie Irving side with Durant pairing the dream story, while Smith said Tuesday Irving could also be bound by Brooklyn.
Former NBA star and NBA current analyst TNT, Charles Barkley, considered Smith's attitude, and took another step on him including Anthony Davis.
“There are no players on the Knicks roster that I would have [in trade] for Anthony Davis,” said Barkley Wednesday on “Dan Patrick Show.”
“And they're not going to get Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.”