‘We Will Be on That Stage’ Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving Indicates Team is Aiming for the NBA Finals

Published 01/24/2021, 2:25 PM EST
Jan 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


The Brooklyn Nets were one of the most stacked teams in the NBA coming into this season. With the duo of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the team were primed for success.

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Later, when they traded to bring in a superstar in James Harden, the Nets instantly became the biggest threat to the champions, Lakers. The Big Three of Harden, Irving, and Durant, however, were off to a rocky start.

After suffering 2 disappointing losses at the hands of the Cavaliers, the Big Three won their first game as they defeated the Eastern Conference champions Miami Heat 128-124.

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While critics have downplayed the Nets’ expectations this season, their star Kyrie Irving has indicated that the team expects to be in the NBA Finals.

The Nets’ Big Three clearly need some more time to build some chemistry. The biggest problem for the team, however, has been their shaky defense.

They have been one of the worst teams defensively till now. If they really want to challenge for a championship, they need to be much better than that.

Can Kyrie Irving lead this Nets team to the Finals?

Kyrie Irving, over the years, has proven to be one of the most skilled players that the league has ever seen. Be it his finish around the rim or the lethal shot from the perimeter, Kyrie can do it all.

But the 28-year-old has been known for being a nuisance in the dressing room. First, he was dissatisfied with the Cavaliers and left the team, then he joined a young Celtics team but gave up on the team in just a year.

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Jan 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) dribbles against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Now he joins a Nets side loaded with James Harden and Kevin Durant. Early in the season, he has already shown how prolific he can be on the court. The same cannot be said off the court as he has already missed 7 games due to personal reasons.

All said and done, Kyrie has always found it difficult around other superstars. Can he build chemistry with KD and the Beard?

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Irving is in his prime, given the team he has right now, he has the perfect opportunity to challenge for the title. If this Nets team can click, they will be a nightmare for other teams. On paper, they surely have a chance to be the champions. Now, all of it depends on how these superstars build chemistry.

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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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