The Nets still don’t have peace with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant

Kyrie Irving tried to take the Brooklyn Nets down from the inside. In the end, Irving’s power play failed, and now he’s set to return to Brooklyn next season on a one-year, $36.5 million contract. Of course, with Irving, things are rarely as clean and easy as they should be.

Irving had the NBA newscycle in a full nelson over the last week when he threatened to leave the Nets in free agency if he didn’t get a long-term, max contract. The Nets were resolute in their decision not to give Irving long-term money. Irving responded by leveraging his friendship with Nets co-star Kevin Durant to get what he

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