NBA star Durant withdraws his desire to leave and stays with the Nets

NBA star Durant withdraws his desire to leave and stays with the Nets

NBA player Kevin Durant, one of the biggest stars in the NBA, is still with the Brooklyn Nets after all. The 33-year-old Durant told the New York club at the end of June that he wanted to leave, although he signed a particularly lucrative contract until 2026 a year ago. After talks with coach Steve Nash and club management, the 12-time All-Star team decided to stay with the Nets.

“We agreed to continue together with one collective goal: to build a team that can make Brooklyn a champion,” head coach Sean Marks said in a statement.

Durant won the NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and 2018. A year later, he transferred to the Brooklyn Nets, who had never won the title. Last season, the Nash team was stuck in the first round of the playoffs, despite the presence of stars Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

Last week, superstar LeBron James extended his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two years, until 2025. With the income James can expect, he will overtake Durant as the highest-earning basketball player ever in the NBA.

AP

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