“We’re definitely not friends anymore”: DeAndre Jordan makes a shocking statement about his relationship with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving after joining LeBron James and the Lakers

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 10/09/2021

DeAndre Jordan says he isn’t friends with Nets stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving anymore after getting traded to the Pistons


DeAndre Jordan’s time with the Nets was hardly a failure. In fact, for the player individually, we’d go as far as to say it was a pretty huge success.

Ahead of this past season, many were doubtful about just how effective the center could be at 33-years-old. Despite that, in 22 minutes per game, he averaged 7.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game. While those numbers aren’t exactly eye-popping, they are hardly stats of a player that would be useless on a championship team.

Due to this, despite his age, the Lakers recently brought him in, after he bought out his contract with the Pistons. During this time, DeAndre Jordan was interviewed about how his time was with the Brooklyn Nets, and how he now feels about Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. And to that, the player had a very interesting response.

Let’s get into it.

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DeAndre Jordan says he, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant are ‘not friends anymore’ in a recent interview

The biggest reason DeAndre Jordan teamed up with KD and Kyrie in the first place is that the trio had been close friends for a long time. It almost seemed like the trio wanted to play together since the very start of their career. And last season, they got the chance.

The way the team was playing, if it weren’t for injuries, the Nets would have likely won it all. However, disaster did strike. And now with the franchise looking to bolster its roster a bit more, it had to let go of Jordan to clear some salary.

After going through what he did with the franchise, he was asked about how he felt about its 2 biggest stars. And in response to it, here is what he said, as per Harrison Faigen, of ‘Silver Screen and Roll’.

“We’re definitely not friends anymore,” deadpans Jordan, before clarifying that both Durant and Irving are his “brothers beyond basketball.”

Cue the ‘They had us in the first half’ meme, please.

Jokes aside though, it’s nice to see the business side of the NBA has not laid waste to yet another wholesome friendship. And we are looking forward to seeing DeAndre compete against his brothers next season.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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