Kevin Durant 'committed' to winning with the Brooklyn Nets.

Credit: 2022 Getty Images-SCANPIX
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Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant told reporters at media day Monday that he is committed to the team moving forward. 

Kevin Durant

Kevin  Durant
Position: SF
Age: 33
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 107 kg
Birth place: Washington, United States of America

"I feel like I don't need to prove anything to Nets fans. I'm committed to moving forward with this team.

So, if [fans] got doubts, I can't control that, that's on you. You see me, you know what I do, you know how much I care about playing and how much I care about my teammates," he said.

In June, Durant requested a trade from the Nets, and multiple teams were believed to be actively engaged with Brooklyn in trade talks.

But weeks passed without any deal being agreed and nearly two months later, the Nets and Durant announced they had reached a resolution to continue their partnership.

"I only control my job. My job is to be a player. I'm getting older. I want to be in a place that's stable and try to build a championship culture. We came to a mutual agreement that we should keep moving forward," the 33-year-old spoke.

While confessing the first-round playoff sweep against the Boston Celtics left him "embarrassed," Irving said Monday that he opted back in with Brooklyn because "it was the best decision for me," but pointedly described the offseason as a "clusterf**k."

"Hearing Kev's trade request, I opt in, I'm sitting at home ... it's awkward. It's very awkward," Irving said.

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