Kevin Durant is taking a shot for a championship. He is holding his fire toward his former team, though perhaps not all his former teammates: He acknowledged Kyrie Irving’s trade request was “tough for me to stomach.”
Durant, formally introduced in Phoenix on Thursday, said he believes the Suns have the making of a championship team.
When he spoke about the Nets, who never got close to that promised land with an incredible assemblage of talent, Durant’s voice began to falter.
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“It was a lot of ups and downs, but I loved the grind. Everybody in Brooklyn loved the grind, too. So I built a family over there,” Durant told reporters in Phoenix, his voice cracking. “They’re going to always be a part of…