Former Teammate Makes a Bold Case for Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving & James Harden to Join This Incredible List

Published 08/31/2021, 11:26 AM EDT


The Brooklyn Nets last season assembled one of the best teams in terms of offensive power. With the trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving the Nets’ were electrifying offensively.

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Although Brooklyn were a bit shaky in the defensive end, with the firepower of their trio, the Nets could outscore anyone at will. If not for injuries to the likes of Irving and Harden, the Nets were pretty much a lock in the NBA Finals and could won the trophy last season as well.

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Mike James claims Brooklyn Nets’ duo of Irving and Harden among the most skilled scorers

The NBA has seen multiple superstars in its 75-year history. While their are many players like Dennis Rodman who are known for their defensive, given how the league has taken an offense first approach, scorers often get more plaudits. Despite multiple scorers over the years, some players have stood out.

In one such social media post, arguably four of the greatest scorers ever were mentioned as most skilled scorers, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. While the list looks pretty convincing, former Nets’ guard Mike James certainly didn’t think so. The 31-year-old claimed that his former teammate, Kyrie Irving probably deserves a spot in the list.

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Mike James even claimed that Harden also deserves a spot on the list given his accolades. While many fans might consider this claim as far-fetched, there is no denying the quality both Harden and Irving have in terms of scoring. Before his move to the Nets, Harden was the go-to guy in the Houston Rockets’ offense.

Shooting threes, making plays and carrying his team to victories, ‘the Beard‘ was the guy in the Rockets. While his time came to a disappointing end, he won multiple scoring titles and proved his offensive talent. Irving unlike Harden has had his fair struggles with injuries.

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But apart from that, ‘Uncle Drew‘ is world class the moment he steps on the court. Last season, Irving even joined the very exclusive club of 40-50-90. Despite the talents of Irving and Harden, the likes of LeBron, Kobe, KD and MJ have been offensive juggernauts for upwards ever since they entered the league.

Leading their team in scoring, the four mentioned players have carried their teams scoring load in playoffs as well. If Irving and Harden can prove themselves in the biggest stage of them, they can undoubtedly make it to this fabled list.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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