Kevin Durant Comments On Nets Not Playing On Christmas Day

Christmas Day is in two days and the games look intriguing. For one, the early contest features a New York Knicks team that is 8-2 in their last ten games. However, another New York team, the Brooklyn Nets, is not featured on this day. Superstar Kevin Durant commented on the Nets not playing in a Christmas Day matchup.

The Brooklyn Nets are currently in the fourth seed, only two and a half games away from being at the top of the Eastern Conference. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games and have won seven in a row. Regarding this, Durant thought that "Knicks-Nets would have been a great Christmas day matchup." He added that knowing how well both teams have been doing lately it would have made for exciting basketball and hopes the NBA can "get that going forward."

Surprisingly, Durant mentioned honestly why that game probably didn't happen. The 12-time All-Star noted that "yeah I probably am responsible for us not playing on Christmas with what went on this summer." KD is referring to reports over the off-season that he was requesting a trade from the Nets, hinting that the NBA would be reluctant to place them on the schedule if he wasn't a Net. Regardless, the two-time champion offered optimism, by stating that the Nets "play on the 26th, so that's close enough."

Durant is having an incredible season and is ranked fourth in the NBA MVP ladder for the week. He holds stats of 30 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game and is the main reason for the team's recent success. The Nets play the first-place Bucks tonight, which should be a good matchup. Brooklyn hopes to come out victorious and continue their win streak to make it eight in a row. 

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