Was Kyrie Irving Caught Trying to Recruit Kevin Durant to the Knicks During All-Star Weekend?

It appears Kyrie Irving was spotted speaking with Kevin Durant in the hallway during the 2019 All-Star Game about possibly joining forces with the Knicks.

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Kyrie Irving

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were engaged in an unabashedly heavy bromance throughout All-Star Weekend, getting into some light-hearted 1-on-1 together. 

Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing 1-on-1... sort of 😂 pic.twitter.com/rTlupoq8td

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 16, 2019

They also played jokes on each other. 

#KyrieIrving playfully threw a Warriors jersey at #KevinDurant so KD asked a fan for their Kyrie jersey just so he could throw it on the floor 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/NgjFY0w6sC

— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) February 16, 2019

And they spoke to each other as if no one else was in the arena, somehow managing to ignore robot Kawhi Leonard showing off his new beta dance move software. 

c:/dos/run/kawhi_dance.exe#NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/noG3Iug9uZ

— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) February 18, 2019

Irving even stuck around to the bitter end of Durant's MVP trophy ceremony because that's what real friends do. 

confirmed: #KevinDurant x #KyrieIrving next season. 😅 #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/e3WjSsGt1P

— kaye (@kayeisme) February 18, 2019

It's like, guys, forget a room, get a team to play together on already! Kyrie appeared to be putting that plan into action when he and Durant were spotted speaking in the hallway of the Spectrum Center. During their one-sided conversation, Irving appears to tell KD, "Two max slots, it’s time!" 

Kyrie Irving has been caught on video saying, “two max slots, it’s time” to Kevin Durant 👀 pic.twitter.com/BSdAytp1bY

— Basketball Forever (@bballforever_) February 18, 2019

Even though there are a few teams that would need to make some moves between now and July 1, the Knicks are the only team currently with two max slots already available. Now, their fan base and NBA fans alike believe that Irving's remarks—if was really saying "two max slots"—in the video, coupled with everything that happened between them this past weekend, practically confirms the belief that these two are headed to New York.

This will be my background until the offseason let’s start praying Knicks @KyrieIrving @KDTrey5 @nyknicks pic.twitter.com/m1ds1gg9dL

— Joe Garda (@joe_garda) February 19, 2019

I'm not even a Knicks fan, but the Garden would be soooooo lit EVERY game.. We LOVE basketball in NYC.. So yea @KDTrey5 what @KyrieIrving said! Let's make it happen!! #ForTheCulture #NBA pic.twitter.com/e3Abm4DETU

— J (@MrSookin) February 18, 2019


— 🧙🏼‍♂️ (@PfuckingTwice) February 19, 2019


— Geoffrey Kelly (@gkellsnj) February 19, 2019

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