Back in July of 2022 the NBA Free Agency saga took an abrupt turn when it was announced that Kevin Durant was requesting a trade from the Nets. The revelation was one of the most shocking moments in NBA offseason history, because he had just signed a long term contract, and his ‘best friend’ Kyrie Irving had also just opted in for another year.
As rumors of his intended destinations began to spread the Phoenix Suns emerged as his main target. Now just about 7 months later Kyrie is in Dallas, and Suns got Kevin Durant while keeping their core of Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton. Now that house shopping rumor from back then has possibly come full circle.
Looking Back at Real Estate Agent’s 2022 Claim that Kevin Durant was House Shopping in Paradise Valley after Phoenix Suns 2023 Trade
In July 2022 a post on Facebook went viral on social media that came from the Arizona Real Estate Agent Forum. According to the post Kevin Durant was house shopping in Paradise Valley Arizona, which is an area near Phoenix. For those that don’t known Paradise Valley is one of the wealthiest towns in America, and is a major living destination for the extremely rich like KD. Its magnificent awe-inspiring scenery is almost unmatched.
In the Facebook post the Real Estate Agent wrote, “Apparently Kevin Durant is in PV house shopping today. I know one of you know something”.
When an NBA player starts house shopping in another city there is reason to believe that a trade is close to being completed. At the time KD was in Portland for another event, so he was close to the Arizona area. Many people wrote off the real estate agent’s claims as being bogus since nothing ever developed from the situation, but it’s ironic that now KD is actually on the Suns.
Take a look at some photos of how beautiful Paradise Valley is. It really lives up to its name.
Kevin Durant Also Liked a Tweet about Living in Paradise Valley Area of Phoenix Arizona Last Year
Around that same time Kevin Durant was caught liking a post from Lebron James’ best friend CuffstheLegend, which also mentioned that same area. In the post he wrote, “I’ve been looking for a nice crib in the Paradise Valley area of Phoenix too bro”.
KD liked the tweet, but then quickly disliked it. However, as per usual social media keeps all receipts. All these things are coming to fruition now.
In 2022 when the KD to Suns rumors first began most people expected they would have to give up Deandre Ayton, which was seen as their most coveted trade bargaining chip. In the end it was Mikal Bridges and Cam Johnson that were shown to door to acquire the aging 35 year old Kevin Durant.
Chris Paul’s basketball IQ, leadership, and insanely accurate midrange shooting paired with Durant’s scoring ability should be absolutely lethal with Devin Booker. However, as we have all seen over the years what looks good on paper doesn’t always translate to success on the court, and anything short of championship would be considered failure for this group.