Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets have got themselves a playoff spot. As they outshined the Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in tournament and got the dub over them. But before the game, a devastating event occurred near the Brooklyn Nets practice facility. Players, staff members, and coaches everyone present there were disturbed. It stayed in their mind but still they were successful to go all in and come out as the play-in tournament champions and got themselves the seventh spot in the rankings. The Kevin Durant-led Brooklyn Nets now will face the Jayson Tatum-led Boston Celtics in the first round of the post-season.
The Brooklyn Nets hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers for the play-in tournament. As expected the game was an easy one for the Brooklyn Nets. As Kyrie Irving was godlike showcasing his great handles and legendary scoring skills as he wasn’t missing and was just adding on the lead. In the game, Kyrie Irving dropped 34 points, 12 assists, and three rebounds while Kevin Durant got himself 25 points, 11 assists, and 5 rebounds. The team also played some great defense, especially KD which had both the ends controlled by them.
After the walk-in practice at the Barclays Center Kevin Durant gave a heartfelt message reacting to the New York City Subway shooting. At least, ten people were shot by a gunman at 36th Street Station which is very close to the Nets training facility during the senseless event. More than 29 people are still recovering from the effects of it (smoke, bullet wounds, and others) at the hospitals. The shooter is on the run but the search operation continues.
Kevin Durant reacts to the New York City Subway shooting
Kevin Durant discussing the shooting at the subway with the reporters present in the pre-game time quoted: “Guys pretty much heard stories on social media, through their phones, and hopefully we can get this figured out. And people [can be] safe. I know it’s a couple people shot. It’s an unfortunate situation. Hopefully they get it figured out… It’s devastating. I don’t know the details. To hear the sirens out front of the practice facility and see so much commotion going on outside, you hope and pray for the best for everybody involved… They sent us a text saying there might be some traffic but I don’t know why. And then you look through your phone and see stuff… I hate violence, I hate senseless violence. Hopefully, we can figure out the details and get everybody to safety and get everybody the help that they need, but it’s a tough situation right now.”
Kevin Durant was upset with the event as it was senseless and many innocents got shot and many will suffer for a time. Everything he said was kind and truly made sense as everyone should hate such type of senseless violence. The Brooklyn Nets have also decided to donate $50,000 along with the New York Liberty to help those who were injured in the devastating event.