‘It’s Like a Show’: James Harden Heaps Huge Praise on Kyrie Irving After a Sensational Game Against the Kings

Published 02/16/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Feb 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) drives for a shot past Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) and guard Shake Milton (18) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The blockbuster trade of James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets gave birth to the newest super team in the league. Harden, along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, made the Nets instant favorites to win it all.

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The three superstars took a little time to get used to each other as they struggled a bit in the first few games. But with time, they started gelling together and are now fulfilling their roles. In their 136-125 victory over the Sacramento Kings, Kyrie Irving and James Harden carried the team in the absence of Durant.

Irving had a sensational game with 40 points! On the other hand, the Beard registered a 29-point triple-double. The two stars looked phenomenal together as the Kings had no answer for them.

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James Harden on Kyrie Irving’s performance

Feb 9, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) gets defended by Detroit Pistons guard Wayne Ellington (8) during the second quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports.

Harden was quick to praise his teammate for a breathtaking performance tonight. In the post-game interview, he said:

It’s a movie. It’s like a show. Sometimes, I forget I’m on the court. He makes them so effortless. One of the reasons why I’m here. He makes the game so easy for the rest of the team.

Kevin Durant is expected to miss another game due to a left hamstring strain. In his absence, the Irving-Harden duo needs to fill his shoes. Furthermore, it’s essential for the Nets to build chemistry in the first half of the season, so they can make a push to be a top seed when the season ends.

No chemistry issues for the Brooklyn Nets?

Feb 13, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) talks with forward Kevin Durant (7) during a free throw attempt by the Nets against the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

When this super team was formed a few weeks back, many sports pundits expected that the team chemistry could hinder their progress. However, so far the players haven’t shown any signs of distress among themselves.

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Moving forward, the roster just needs to improve their defense and they can make a push for the championship. During the postseason, a lackluster defense could become a thorn on their path to an NBA Championship.

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What are your thoughts on the Brooklyn Nets? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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