Last night on the Barclays Center, a shorthanded Brooklyn Nets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers 106-96, the second game in a row that they’ve lost. You may have not noticed it, but the Nets have quietly been on a disappointing run, in the last 15 games, the Nets have gone 6-9. It also didn’t help that, before Tuesday night’s matchup, a report came out that indicated that James Harden does not enjoy living in Brooklyn.
It was a very explosive outing for Kevin Durant as he led a Harden-less Nets to a 116-104 victory against the Pistons on Sunday. Everyone at Little Caesars Arena was given a true show as Durant dropped a sensational 51 points, the best performance he’s had so far with the Brooklyn Nets.
Coming into the season, all eyes were on the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers as they were they were the clear favorites to win it all this season. The Nets had something to prove after losing to the Bucks and the Lakers just added Russell Westbrook, a very…interesting choice. However, looming in the background was a team.
The day is finally here, almost. Tomorrow, Oct. 19th is the first day of the new NBA season; and with it comes new storylines, new rivalries, and new iconic moments that will be edged into our memories that will be passed down from us to the next generation.
Before I get started with this article, I want to make it clear that I do not think that the Brooklyn Nets are better off without Kyrie Irving; or that the Nets don’t need him at all.