If you’re feeling déjà vu reading this article, it’s because this is not the first time a trade rumor involving the Boston Celtics, Kevin Durant, and Jaylen Brown has popped up. But it’s come roaring back, thanks to one of the loudest voices in Hot Take World.
That would be Stephen A. Smith, who apparently heard enough about the C’s and Durant to revive a trade rumor that only seems more outrageous now than it did last year. But it makes sense to wonder out loud whether Durant was about to be traded out of Brooklyn in the first place, in the wake of Kyrie Irving’s latest dramatic exit.
“By the way, I’m hearing that [Durant]’s on the verge of potentially being moved out, as we’ve all been speculating about that, that he may be moved,” Smith said on ESPN’s First Take on Monday. “They’re on the phone. I’m hearing Boston has been making some calls. Keep your eye on that – Jaylen Brown. Keep your eye on that.”