Kevin Durant has just revealed why he wanted out of Brooklyn



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Kevin Durant has just revealed why he wanted out of Brooklyn

Kevin Durant spoke with the media for the first time in five months and revealed that unhappiness over the Brooklyn Nets' culture and attitude led to his decision to request a trade. On June 30 - just before the start of free agency - Durant demanded a trade from the Nets through his agent.

Two months later, Durant rescinded his trade request and that's why he is still in Brooklyn. This Monday, Durant spoke with the media for the first time since the Nets' playoff exit. “I wanted everybody to be held accountable for their habits as a basketball player,” Durant said, via The New York Post.

“I think a lot of stuff was getting swept under the rug because we’re injured or this guy’s not around or just the circumstances. I thought we could have fought through that a little bit more and focused on the guys that were here a little bit more”.

Durant: I wasn't happy with the effort when I was out injured

After Durant suffered a knee injury in January, the Nets went through a rough stretch. During that period, the Nets lost 10 games in a row. Being without Durant was certainly a big blow for the Nets, but Durant felt that his absence wasn't the reason for the Nets to go on a 10-game losing streak.

“When I went out with the injury, we lost 10 in a row,” Durant noted. “And I’m like, we shouldn’t be losing some of these games that we lost, regardless of who’s on the floor. So I was more so worried about how we’re approaching every day as a basketball team.

And I felt like we could have fought through a lot of the stuff that I felt that held us back”. Going into the new season, Durant is hoping the Nets will show a better attitude. It remains to be seen if Durant and the Nets can win the title this season.