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Kevin Durant's past Kyrie Irving comments might explain move to Nets

Kevin Durant's past Kyrie Irving comments might explain move to Nets

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving reportedly are about to become teammates in Brooklyn.

The duo will sign with the Nets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday afternoon.

Back in March 2018, the two-time NBA Finals MVP was a guest on The Bill Simmons Podcast and said the following about Kyrie:

"He made me a believer last year. I liked Kyrie, but when we played against him [in the 2017 Finals] I'm like 'Oh sh--. This guy is a king hooper.' Tell me somebody in the league that can do what Kyrie Irving can do.

"Tell me. Or in the history of the game that can do what he can do ... playing against him in The Finals made me realize how damn good he is."

That's some serious praise.

KD averaged 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists against the Cavs in the 2017 Finals, while shooting 55.6 percent overall and 47.4 percent from deep.

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Kyrie averaged 29.4 points and 4.4 assists on 47.2 percent shooting during that series.

They probably won't take the court together until the 2020-21 season, as Durant is expected to miss all of next season because of his ruptured right Achilles.

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How DeMarcus Cousins would make fun of Steph Curry in stand-up comedy

How DeMarcus Cousins would make fun of Steph Curry in stand-up comedy

Former Warriors big man DeMarcus Cousins loves stand-up comedy.

And during a recent conversation on "Take It There" with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks, he was put on the spot.

"I'm not asking you to tell me what the exact joke is, but give me the gist," Rooks said. "I'm gonna name an NBA player and you tell me if you were making a joke about them, what it would be along the lines of (laughter)."

When Warriors superstar Steph Curry was mentioned, Cousins' response was simple and to the point.

"That mouthpiece. I feel bad for (it)," the four-time All-Star said.

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Steph's mouthpiece most famously made headlines when he threw it out of frustration late in Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The two-time NBA MVP immediately was ejected and subsequently fined $25,000 by the league office.

Curry threw his mouthpiece again on Oct. 21, 2017, and was fined $50,000.

As for Cousins and his love for comedy, "Boogie's Comedy Slam" now is available for your viewing pleasure.

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It's very likely you have some free time on your hands, and who doesn't love to laugh?

"Outside of the lines, I'm a goofy laid-back guy," Cousins told Rooks. "I like to joke a lot."

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Draymond Green, Charles Barkley team up on new TV show 'The Arena'

Draymond Green, Charles Barkley team up on new TV show 'The Arena'

Draymond Green and Charles Barkley are about to be on the same team.

The Warriors forward and Basketball Hall of Famer will be part of a panel on TNT's new show "The Arena," which will debut July 20.

Green and Barkley -- who have attacked each other publicly over the years -- will be joined by host Cari Champion and 2006 NBA Finals MVP, Dwyane Wade.

"The cinematic features will examine the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, systemic racial injustices and the changing landscape of society since the NBA postponed play through the point of view of players, NBA teams, their fans and communities," per a press release. "The five-part series will also include contributions from leading voices in sports and entertainment, such as renowned journalist Jemele Hill, rapper and activist Killer Mike, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Lesley Chilcott, among others."

Some very serious conversations will be had, so it'll be interesting to see if Green and Barkley address and/or laugh at their past beef.

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It's possible they avoid it altogether and solely focus on the much more important topics at hand.

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