Brooklyn Nets’ Big Three Enter Franchise History Books With Triple All-Star Selection

Published 02/24/2021, 12:30 AM EST
Feb 23, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Sacramento Kings power forward Marvin Bagley III (35) moves to the basket against Brooklyn Nets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the first quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets have finally found their groove since the season started. They just grabbed their seventh consecutive win against the Sacramento Kings. They have improved their record to 21-12 and are solidifying their second position in the Eastern Conference. However, this isn’t the only good thing happening for them. Their ‘Big Three’ have also been selected for the All-Star game, making a record for Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Nets’ superstars create history

The All-Star Game this year is scheduled to be held on March 7 in Atlanta. At first, the All-Star starters were announced in which Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were picked. This was the first time two Nets players were picked to be the starters since Kenny Anderson and Derrick Coleman in 1994.

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In fact, the player who receives the most votes also gets to be the captain of the team. Therefore, Kevin Durant is going to be leading the Western Conference against the LeBron James-led Eastern Conference.

And now that the reserves have also been announced, the Nets’ third superstar won’t be missing out on the action either. As per ESPN Stats and Info, “This is the first time since the Nets joined the NBA in 1976-77 that they have 3 All-Star selections.”

The Nets owe most of this season’s success to James Harden, who initially struggled to fit in with his new team. But as soon as he found his rhythm, Harden has been unstoppable. Averaging 25 points, he is the only player in the league who is averaging in double digits, with 11.2 in assists.

The Nets trio proving their worth

The day it was announced that Harden had made it to the All-Star reserves, the Nets were set to play the Sacramento Kings. They did not disappoint at all and got their second victory against the Kings.

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The Nets defense was a little shook up in the second quarter. But that didn’t change the end result of the game. With his sixth triple-double in Brooklyn so far, Harden recorded 29 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds. As long as the Nets have Harden on the floor, they show promising results.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Durant warm up at the 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

In KD’s absence, Irving and Harden have been holding the fort pretty well. But when the three come together, they wreak havoc and make every team in the run for the title worry about their chances. Should the East be concerned with these three on one side along with some of East’s other best players?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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