From the moment Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant turned Brooklyn into the new super team, the Nets have embraced a culture of enabling their top players in order to achieve the ultimate goal of winning the NBA championship.
Brooklyn signed DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin, and traded for James Harden.
The Nets reportedly want to make sure that their stars are so happy that they allegedly purchase houses for the women in their lives.
“Can’t Knock the Hustle” author Matt Sullivan on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” produced by Mike Ryan:
“A very high-ranking official with the Nets who had a lot to do with the money said basically, there’s a blank check as soon as these guys got here – whether that’s buying a girlfriend or a girlfriend on the side a house in California for a week, whether that’s just putting up money for the boys and the homeboys and equipment for random s***, they’re totally cool with that.
Just renting a house on the team dime. These guys don’t pay for a lot of personal stuff themselves. And so, the financial team of the Nets would kind of come every week or so, they’d be like, “OK, we thought we had this under control. We’ve got to redo the budgets every week.” And they were like it was just a new thing every damn time.”
“There’s a lot of things that the Nets do that aren’t kosher. There’s a reason they have this kind of kremlin-esque wall around everything they do. During the middle of COVID, they were working out half the team – well, really, Kyrie, KD and their friends on the team – out in Kobe’s old gym in California. You weren’t allowed to do that during COVID.
They were running a secret camp the whole time, trying to get Kyrie and KD in shape.”
The only problem with this is that players aren’t typically supposed to receive any sort of compensation outside of their contracts and salaries.
The NBA was forced to investigate into this exact matter when Kawhi Leonard joined the Los Angeles Clippers as there were claims that he wanted LA to funnel him money to his uncle Dennis.
There’s no telling if the league will actually look into this or not.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.