ESPN’s Brian Windhorst touched on the Irving/Durant relationship in a recent episode of his podcast, “Brian Windhorst and the Hoop Collective.”
“I’ve had someone reputable this week tell me their relationship is as strong as ever, that Durant and Kyrie talk every day and, if not, text every day.”
Here’s what Windhorst had to say about Irving and Durant after All-Star weekend, also from his ESPN podcast:
“I was talking to some people who were with ‘Team Free Agent’, I mean ‘Team LeBron’ at All-Star, and they said that Kyrie and KD were like a middle school couple that weekend. Eating together. … They were doing drills together at practice. ‘I’ll rebound for you. You rebound for me. I’ll post you up. You post me up.’ They were eating together. They went to Miami together after the weekend. Kyrie started calling him ‘my best friend.'” (Yahoo)
All season we’ve been inundated with this alleged Kevin Durant/Kyrie Irving romance. Apparently, they spent all weekend holding hands and feeding each other pieces of food off each other’s plate and posting mad selfies together. Sitting on each other’s laps at parties. Etc.
It’s been reported that when Durant and Irving hit free agency this summer, they want to go sign with the same team and play together. Interestingly enough, there is a team that will have enough cap space for two max players so the growing rumor is that both guys will be sharing a locker in Madison Square Garden.
That’s really cute. Two absolute sociopaths who complain about everything all the time and who both have strange complicated relationships with LeBron James have found peace with each other’s companionship.
They are the NBA version of that Netflix show Grace and Frankie. Kyrie is Lily Tomlin’s hippie character of course. Kevin Durant is the high maintenance bitchy Jane Fonda character, naturally.
But are we sure Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are actually friends?
There’s a massive difference between texting all day and actually getting along in person. Who among us hasn’t had great conversations with someone on like, Tinder, and then when it came down to meet in person it was mega awkward and you spent the whole time on your phone Googling where the fuck that person’s personality went.
Yes, these two men had a weekend of frolicking together but this has all the signs of a long distance relationship that gets ended because the couple finally moves to the same town and actually has to be around each other every single day.
Everything is happy when you see each other in a long distance relationship because all you can talk about is how much you miss each other. Each minute is cherished because you don’t know when you’re going to get that time together again. That relationship has no real substance. It’s simply a prolonged honeymoon phase.
What happens when they become coworkers?
These are two of the moodiest and most irritable dweebs in the league. Suddenly their super hilarious inside jokes won’t so funny anymore. Those texts won’t be answered so fast. ‘Oh, you could send a tweet but you can’t text me back? K’.
They are going to be passive aggressive catty little weirdos to each other. Durant is going to post a photo of him having dinner with Zion on Instagram just to make Kyrie jealous. Kyrie is going to say ‘Kevin Knox is the best forward on this team’ randomly in a post-game press conference in retaliation.
Let’s all relax with this ‘friendship’. I’m pretty sure they barely know each other and just send each other memes every once in a while.
Knicks in 4 though.