Shaquille O’Neal Destroys James Harden and The Nets: “Nobody’s On The Same Page”

Published 01/25/2022, 11:34 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 23: Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

The Brooklyn Nets are a top team in the NBA this season. However, problems have started to pile up for the big dogs. With the loss of Kevin Durant, the Nets have suffered big time. Moreover, they may have a bigger issue as reports suggest James Harden plans to test free agency because he is not happy with the situation in Brooklyn. Recently, Shaquille O’Neal spoke about the situation with the Nets.

Shaq opened up about the Nets’ locker room situation and why Harden may not be happy on that team.

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The Nets were a powerhouse when Durant and Irving decided to join forces. However, the balance of power was shifted totally in their favor when the Beard also made his way to Brooklyn. The expectations were a championship. However, they have failed to live up to that standard as of yet.

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Shaquille O’Neal says no one is on the same page for the Nets

While they have KD, the Nets were one of the biggest threats in the NBA. However, things haven’t been great for the Nets in the month of January. They have a record of 6-8 in the month and they also lost Kevin Durant. Even with Kyrie, they are not the best team as they have a record of 4-3 on away games. Looking at all this, Shaq addressed the Harden rumors and explained why he wasn’t happy.

He said, “Obviously he is not happy because when the team was first put together, they had championship aspirations. Now you got one guys doing his own thing and nobody’s on the same page.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Shaquille O’Neal attends the WBC heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

While this may not rub Nets fans the right way, the Big Diesel speaks from a place of knowledge. Over the course of his career, Shaq explored many teams along with different roles. Hence, Shaquille O’Neal understands the inner workings of an organization better than most players.

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For the Nets, the loss of Kevin Durant has led them to be disoriented. They don’t look like a unit on the floor and there is no harmony. Even in their recent loss to the Lakers, there was a lack of teamwork and they were blown out at home. It is clear that they need to go back to the drawing board and make sure every player is on the right page and sharing the same motivation.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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