Kevin Durant weighs in on Nets' response to Kyrie Irving saga



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Kevin Durant weighs in on Nets' response to Kyrie Irving saga

Kevin Durant looked clearly happy after the Brooklyn Nets' back-to-back victories over the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets as he was glad with how the team responded following the Kyrie Irving and Steve Nash situations.

Earlier this week, the Nets announced they were firing head coach Nash. After firing Nash, the Nets announced they were also suspending star guard Irving following his promotion of a movie full of antisemitic material. On Friday night, the Nets played the Wizards on the road, claiming a dominant 128-96 victory.

The following night, the Nets played the Hornets on the road, earning a 98-94 win. "I just think we rallied around each other. It was a tough week for us. And it's always good to just get back to the game. Once the ball is tipped all the bulls--- goes out the window.

So I think everybody was just waiting to get back to playing, and we also lost three or four games before that, so we just felt some pride and wanted to come out here and get some W's. So it's good for our character, it's good for the energy of the team and to fight through adversity," Durant said, per ESPN.

Durant on if this was the most challenging week of his career

Durant, who is 34, is one of the most experienced players in the league. However, this was a very delicate situation since his team fired the coach and also suspended a star player.

After the win over the Hornets, Durant was asked if this was the most challenging week of his career. "I've had some weeks -- we've fired coaches before, guys got injured. It was just a tough week. But yeah, I've been through some tough weeks before.

I don't want to act like this is some anomaly. There's a lot of s--- that goes on in the NBA. It's a chaotic league. And we're with each other every day, it's a six-month, seven-month season. Something is going to happen.

So it's really all about how you bounce back, and I'm glad we were able to bounce back, get two wins. But we got to keep pushing, keep building. That's the thing," Durant said. After starting the season with a 2-6 record, the Nets have now won two straight games and have improved to 4-6. The Nets are playing next against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.