Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets might be one of the most talented teams in the NBA right now, but they will not play on Christmas Day.
Durant has no qualms about it, admitting that he may be to blame for their exclusion. As a reminder, there was a lot of uncertainty about his future in Brooklyn during the offseason. When the NBA was scheduling games, it was unclear whether KD and his partner Kyrie Irving would be part of the team when the holiday season arrived.
Instead, the Nets will play on Dec. 26, the day during which they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers. Durant is pleased with that, not to mention that they will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 23.
“I’m probably responsible for the fact that we don’t play on Christmas, with what happened this summer. But hey, it is what it is. We play on the 26th, it’s close enough.” Durant said of the choice not to put them on Christmas Day, according to Brian Mahoney by the Associated Press.
It’s a shame the Nets aren’t on the court on Christmas, though. They are one of the fittest teams right now, also holding the longest active winning streak in the NBA after their seventh straight win tonight against the Golden State Warriors.
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