Kevin Durant Reportedly Resented James Harden For One Glaring Reason

Kevin Durant was not having it.

In a new report from ESPN it was revealed that Nets star Kevin Durant actually had some resentment towards James Harden. Durant was not happy with Harden who showed up to training camp out of shape. Durant excused it when Harden was in Houston because he was clearly unhappy.

Durant figured Harden would at least show some effort once he arrived in Brooklyn. But as we now know that didn’t happen.

Via ESPN:

“Sources say that much of the discontent between Harden and the Nets started in September when he arrived into training camp out of shape. Durant had been understanding of Harden’s predicament in Houston as a man in need of new scenery with the Nets, but also tacitly expected his former teammate to commit himself to conditioning and self-care when he came seeking a title in Brooklyn, according to a source close to both stars. With Irving’s status already in flux due to his unwillingness to get vaccinated, Durant was astonished in the opening weeks of the season at Harden’s lack of explosiveness and sluggish play, something he attributed in large part to Harden’s being out of shape, as he did the ensuing hamstring issues.”

The Nets have gelled a lot better since Harden left, and are probably better off without him heading into the playoffs.

The Nets have an opportunity to make a run without James Harden.  If they go further than the Sixers then everyone will feel a lot better with parting ways.

And who knows, maybe Ben Simmons will play…


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