Brooklyn Nets guard Mikal Bridges, affectionately known by the Nets fanbase as “Brooklyn Bridges”, has made a name for himself ever since he came to Brooklyn as part of the Kevin Durant trade. As one can imagine, Bridges feels that his new role with the Nets has given his career a “jumpstart”.
In a recent article by The Athletic, Joe Vardon spoke to Bridges about various topics such as what it’s like for him to play for Team USA in its pursuit to win gold in the 2023 FIBA World Cup later this August. Along with Bridges saying that he’s proud to represent his country, he also spoke on what his career has been like since he was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Nets.
Bridges, along with forward Cam Johnson, were involved in the Kevin Durant, but it seems that despite the initial shock of being dealt at the February trade deadline, both players seemed to have only thrived and improved their statuses within the hierarchy of the NBA.
Here’s what Bridges had to say about the trade as written by Vardon:
“At the time in Phoenix, I like what we had there. But, it’s … adversity. You go through it, adversity, in life, and I think it just helped me and Cam (Johnson) get a little jump start to more of our careers. Maybe just a little faster than we thought.”
Story originally appeared on Nets Wire