Brooklyn Nets Rumors
“Kyrie is better than AI to me. I’m going from like skill for skill. His handle is better. We might have to cut that out—I don’t want no problems with AI. Y’all might have to cut that one. I don’t want that to get out. I’m just saying I feel like Kyrie got more skill.”
During a Tuesday appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast, Durant said he believes Irving has a better offensive skill set than Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson, via SLAM Online’s Ryne Nelson: “I was telling some of my friends after Game 2, I was like, Kyrie, he just makes you happy when you watch him play. You just smile when you watch him play because for somebody to be that skilled, you know he had to work tirelessly at it. The stuff he has in his package is next-level stuff that you can try to teach your kids to do it, but you’ll never be able to do it.
Spencer Dinwiddie: So basically in spite of the mandate to bear the Covid weight 50/50 and the Daryl Morey fiasco (300-500M) the players covered this entire loss and played in Orlando for free... Welp hopefully there’s no lockout
When Kyrie Irving first saw the latest model of his Nike line, he immediately contacted Kevin Durant to brag. And also to compare. “He was like, ‘Look at this heat I have in my hand,’” said Ben Nethongkome, who designed the Kyrie 7 sneaker with Irving. “And there was some friendly competitiveness to them too, like, ‘Whose shoe is better?’” Eventually, the conversation shifted toward collaboration and gained enough traction for Nethongkome to tease the product.
Separately, they became two of the biggest endorsers for Nike with thriving signature lines. So a collaboration, perhaps with a Brooklyn twist, is big news in the sneaker industry. The story also underscores the continued closeness of Irving and Durant, who bro-manced for a couple hours recently on Durant’s podcast and have been training together in California