Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant
Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Kevin Durant has been no stranger to Twitter debates this season. This time around, he was defending fellow Brooklyn Nets teammate, Kyrie Irving.

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant took to Twitter to defend his teammate and good friend, Kyrie Irving.

It started when SiriusXM NBA host Justin Termine questioned not just his hierarchical standing in the league, but why fans gravitate towards him.

That didn’t sit well with Kevin. He left his retort short and sweet.

Basically, Kyrie Irving is good at basketball, hence why people like him. Also why they would want to see him play in an All-Star game for the seventh time, where his theatrics really shine.

General opinion of his character aside, be it right or wrong, there aren’t too many that would dispute that he’s good at basketball.

Termine shot back mentioning the legitimacy of the selection, stating that there are others who are both individually great and lift their teammates that should get equal or more acknowledgment.

At the end of the day, it’s just fan voting. Durant knows that.

Fans account for 50 percent of the vote, with the other half being divided by media (25 percent) and coaches (25 percent). So despite currently being second amongst Eastern Conference guards in fan voting, he’s not necessarily a shoo-in for the honor.

For the season, Irving is averaging 27.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 6.9 assists on 46.2/36.4/91.5 splits. Typical All-Star caliber numbers for the 27-year-old, but the Nets are just 5-9 in the 14 games he’s played in. Combine that with recent comments made by Irving, and fans of the Nets are concerned about the direction of this season.

All voting ends on Jan. 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU