Shaq on Kevin Durant: ‘When You Put A House Together, You Should Live In It’

Shaquille O’Neal is like the rest of us and has heard all about Nets superstar Kevin Durant and his trade request.Shaquille O'Neal

And O’Neal thinks Durant is trying to take the easy way out by seeking a new destination.

“When you put a house together, you should live in it,” O’Neal told Rich Eisen on The Rich Eisen Show. “You were the architect. You hired another architect. And now the other architect is in Philadelphia. You, as a leader, should make it work. But when you don’t want to make it work, I guess you go buy another house. You know he’s probably trying to get to a contender. It’s easier that way.”

Durant has spent two seasons with the Nets after leaving the Warriors in free agency in 2019 (he missed the first year in Brooklyn while injured). The Nets have yet to make it out of the second round of the playoffs with Durant and were swept by the Celtics in the first round last season.

Durant has recently been linked to the Celtics, who reportedly have floated Jaylen Brown as part of a proposed trade package.

But Shaq doesn’t think the Celtics should make that deal.

“No,” he said when asked if the Celtics should include Brown in a Durant deal. “… Hell no.”

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