Suns’ Kevin Durant says he doesn’t want tribute video from Nets

The Brooklyn Nets will be playing the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday at Barclays Center for the second matchup between these teams this season. While this matchup has been one of the important ones for Nets fans since the schedule came out because it marks the return of former Net Kevin Durant to Brooklyn since his trade last season, it looks like there will be some extra drama associated with this game.

As is customary for most players that at least made an imprint on a team’s fanbase, Suns forward Durant is likely to get a tribute video from the Nets given what he did for the franchise during his short stint in Brooklyn. However, within a conversation on “X” on whether Durant deserves a tribute video, Durant said that he would prefer to not have one.

In the sake of fairness, Durant’s exact words were “please don’t, the night will be better without it” and this sentence could be taken in different ways. Assuming that Durant is like anyone else in that he would more than appreciate a video honoring him, it’s possible that he said this statement in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way given how some of Brooklyn’s fanbase feels about him given his trade requests.

During his time with the Nets, Durant requested two trades because of his displeasure with then-head coach Steve Nash, general manager Sean Marks, and the overall direction of the team after not signing Kyrie Irving to a contract extension. Durant was traded to the Suns at last season’s trade deadline as part of a deal that brought Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, and a host of first-round picks back to Brooklyn.

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire