NBA Legend Confident Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Reuniting Would Not be a Problem for Brooklyn Nets

Published 12/17/2020, 6:30 AM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) is guarded by Washington Wizards guard Raul Neto (19) in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


It was clear that the Brooklyn Nets had won the lottery when they got both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together. However, the NBA world hasn’t gotten a chance to see the two play together because of injury issues. Now that all health has been restored, these two are the most-awaited duo in the league. But do the Nets need nothing but those two to bring them a title?

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Without a doubt, Kevin Durant is one of the most uniquely skilled and greatest players in the league right now. If he keeps himself healthy, there is nobody in the East who can take him easily. However, the perception of Kyrie is a mixed bag.

Some believe that Kyrie brings a lot of value to the table. But there are still accusations about him being a bad teammate in his past teams. This was a concern that came up when Kyrie first joined the Nets. The question constantly raised was: could Kyrie and Kevin play together despite being so ball-dominant?

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Although former superstars, Chris Webber and Reggie Miller are more concerned about the Nets’ supporting cast.

Dec 13, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (26) drives in for layup in the first quarter against the Washington Wizard at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

What should the Brooklyn Nets focus on?

Miller and Chris think that if the Nets don’t have a good supporting cast, then Durant and Irving will remain good only on paper. Talking about Durant, Miller stated:

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“You always hear people say there’s only one basketball, they got to share the basketball. To me, that’s not going to be the problem because they’ve always wanted to play with one another and they’ve only wanted for each other to succeed. The question is going to be, the [Caris] LeVerts and the [Spencer] Dinwiddies, can they get those guys involved? I’m not so much worried about Kyrie and Durant, and how that union will be. How can they get Joe Harris involved?”

Chris agreed that the remaining players can guarantee their spot in the playoffs. Miller continued, “If they want to be successful and they want to win the East, and they want to potentially win a championship, they’re going to need those others to play at a high level. I’m not worried about the future Hall of Famers on that team, it’s the role players that are going to be key for the success for the Brooklyn Nets.”

Dec 13, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) looks to make a pass in the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like Steve Nash has the toughest job in the league. Will he able to adjust everyone in the best way possible for the Nets to become dominant contenders?

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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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