Actor Michael B. Jordan Fancies the Brooklyn Nets to Win the 2021 NBA Championship

Published 03/08/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Feb 9, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles the ball during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets are the top contenders to lift the NBA championship this season. There are a lot of factors that help their case. Furthermore, the Nets have a lot of celebrity backing too, and these guys create a larger fan following for the franchise by expressing their support for the team. 

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The Brooklyn Nets is a famous franchise and stands as a direct rival to the New York Knicks. A lot of people are torn between rooting for the Knicks and the Nets, but some of them end up making multiple choices. 

Likewise, Hollywood actor Michael B. Jordan is an avid NBA fan, but he is quite skeptical about choosing a single team to support. Jordan has multiple options since he knows a lot of players, but remains committed to his hometown team. 

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“I grew up in the Knicks family. Then you get a chance to you know become friends with like a LeBron or Kyrie and these type of guys and you just want to see them win. Also being in Brooklyn and what the Nets are doing right now has been very special,” Jordan told Vice President Kamala Harris.

Jordan is just one among the list of Nets’ celebrity supporters. The franchise boasts the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce as hardcore fans, and the list only keeps growing. 

Why the Brooklyn Nets are expected to lift the championship this season? 

It would be wrong to not bet on a team that has the three best offensive players in the NBA. Such is the might of the new-look Nets team. A team comprising Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden just can’t fail to win a ring. 

These three players are a major threat to defending champions Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, the Nets are also expected to sign free-agent Blake Griffin, which will further boost their chances of winning the title. 

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However, it has been proven that the Brooklyn Nets aren’t unbeatable. They’ve suffered a few upsets already, but James Harden is confident that teams can’t get past them in a seven-game series. 

Do you agree with Harden? It just seems like the season is over even before the playoffs. The Nets look dangerous, but is there any team that can outlast them in a best-of-seven series?

Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) stands next to head coach Steve Nash after exiting a game against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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