Kevin Durant Begs Media To Move On From Trade Demand Talk

It isn't a stretch to say that the NBA summer was dominated by talk of Kevin Durant demanding a trade from the Brooklyn Nets. And why wouldn't it be? A superstar, one of the greatest players of our generation wants out with four years and a gazillion dollars left on his contract? And then rescinding his demand, seemingly out of nowhere? It was the drama that consumed us. But now KD doesn't want to hear about it anymore. 

ESPN's Nick Friedell spoke with Durant at Nets camp today, and reports that the 34-year-old 12-time All-Star wants us all to "move on."

Can we move on past that at some point? I know it's an interesting story. I know that it took up most of the offseason and drama sells, I get that, but I didn't miss any games, I didn't miss any practices, I'm still here.

While still talking about it, Durant also says there was a lot of reporting that missed the mark.  

"There's a lot of sh** that was inaccurate but it's like I don't want to go through it right now. We don't got that much time right now."

Then, while still talking about that-which-shall-never-be-talked-about-again, KD explained why he came back:

"I felt like we had a good team. I felt like this is the place I said I wanted to be. We started to set something up in the future to be a solid team. So to be honest I thought this was still a great option, too."

The Nets fielded offers from teams all summer long, but asked for the moon, and instead just ended up with their star  right back where he was. 

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