Kevin Durant ejected vs. Pistons after shoving Kelly Olynyk

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant was ejected from their 117-91 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night after he took a shot at Kelly Olynyk’s neck.

Durant, in the third quarter of the win at the Barclays Center, was following Pistons forward Saddiq Bey to the top of the key when Olynyk set a hard screen. 

Durant, in an effort to get through it, shoved Olynyk hard three times — including once to the neck — before Olynyk went sprawling to the floor.

Officials quickly called Durant for a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game.

He finished the night with 23 points and five assists while shooting 10-of-13 from the field.

The ejection marks the second straight game where Durant either was or should have been ejected. Durant, officials admitted after Brooklyn’s 105-96 win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, should have been ejected

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Here’s What Kevin Durant Said About Nets’ Teammate Kyrie Irving That Everyone Is Talking About

The Brooklyn Nets fell to 2-3 on the new season after losing to the Miami Heat 106-93, and dropping another game by double-digits. 

They also lost their second out of three games on their home-court. 

After the game, Kevin Durant who had 25 points and 11 rebounds, said something about Kyrie Irving that has the NBA Twitter world talking (see clip below from ESPN’s SportsCenter on Twitter). 

“Yeah, we do miss Kyrie,” Durant said laughing. “He’s a part of our team.” 

The quote states the obvious, but hearing those words come out of Durant’s mouth is still interesting. 

They are missing one of the best players in all of basketball, and until New York City lifts their vaccine mandate, or Irving gets vaccinated, they will continue to play without the seven-time All-Star. 

Technically, he could be a part-time player and only play games on the road, but the Nets have

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Kevin Negandhi Apologizes for Lenny Dykstra F-Bomb on ESPN

Had it not been for Kevin Durant’s “big-ass foot,” we may have been referring to the past few months as the Summer of KD.

The Nets star nearly propelled Brooklyn into the 2021 Eastern Conference finals with what initially appeared to be a game-winning 3-pointer but was correctly ruled a game-tying 2-pointer in Game 7 of the Nets’ second-round series against the Bucks. Milwaukee went on to win in overtime, of course, and eventually capture the NBA championship.

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After coming up short in his quest for a third title, Durant shifted his focus to the Olympics. Despite getting off on the wrong, uh, foot with losses in multiple exhibition games and its Olympic opener, Team USA did manage to accomplish its mission in large part because Durant covered up the limitations of a flawed roster.

Why add one

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