“I’m happy for him” NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighs in on Kevin Durant’s move to Suns
The NBA remains one of the most exciting clubs worldwide and is one of the few sports that dominate the media cycle for the whole year. The former Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has no problem with the sudden activity of Kevin Durant, which is now a hot topic on the internet.
Players are moved often and controversy constantly appears to encircle the club, unlike some other big sports, the National Basketball Association tends to be watched even in the months when there are no matches. The sudden move of Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets to the Phoenix Suns just before the NBA trade deadline spurred the most recent surge of attentiveness in the league.
Several club voices have expressed their opinions on player autonomy and the number of trade requests that are being made over the past few days. On his visit to Salt Lake City for the All-Star festivities, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discussed Kevin Durant’s demand for a deal.
Silver stated, “I think for fans, you don’t want your team to be locked into mediocrity. You want teams to be in a position with smart management where they can rebuild or make smart moves or, frankly, with both teams and players, work themselves out of bad relationships.”
Silver added that “That’s very different than a so-called demand for a trade. I think that, in fact, the Players Association has agreed with us in our current collective bargaining agreement there are rules against making public trade demands. I’ve said that many times before. I think that’s a bad thing. I think it’s corrosive to the system. Certainly, fans don’t like it. Even lots of players don’t like it as well because, ultimately, they may be going to a particular team under a belief that that player is still going to be there.”
ClutchPoints was informed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “I don’t think they have a whole lot of challenges, just to keep it clean. He added, “The league has sold the game and the players have really impressed athletes around the world. I think that’s an awesome achievement. Commissioner Silver and the guys who preceded them have done a great job of selling the game around the world now. Like keeping it authentic. Keeping it authentic and not letting a bad element become the face of the league. I think the league’s face is a good element, there’s not a lot of bad things happening.”
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