Did Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving choose the wrong New York team?

NBA Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
NBA Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Almost halfway through the season, we explore whether Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the wrong New York team in free agency

The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks played on the day after Christmas, which resulted in an upsetting Knicks victory.

Perhaps more shocking was the fact that the Nets shot just 27 percent from 2-point range, only making eight 2-point field goals all game. Newly acquired superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving could only watch the dissemination on the bench while they both nurse injuries – such that could keep each of them out for the remainder of the season.

Irving’s injury, in particular, has perplexed both fans and the organization alike, this is coupled with the rumors that Irving’s attitude has been an issue for the organization.

In his absence, Spencer Dinwiddle has risen to borderline all-star status since taking over the starting point guard role over the last couple of months. Although their recent loss to the Knicks is very much disappointing, it was somewhat of an anomaly of what has otherwise been a solid season, considering that the Nets have been without both Kyrie and KD for the majority of the year.

Nevertheless, you can’t help but wonder, did Durant and Kyrie choose the right New York team?

Objectively, at the moment, the only real leg that the Knicks can stand on is the fact that they have a larger than life attraction with New York City and the fact that they are one of the most storied franchises in the NBA, which is still looking for its first NBA title since 1973.

To some, Durant and Irving’s decision indicated the bright lights of the city might be too much, instead choosing the Nets. Others view the Nets as the team that makes sense, the location is still New York and the front office is much more competent.

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However, nights like their most recent on-court clash, can’t help but to remind us that just like LA will always be a Laker town and New York will always be Knicks territory – with or without the big-names on the roster.