Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, James Harden scrimmage with Miami players
The trio of James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving were back terrorizing the court during their offseason, but switched it up from college venues at UCLA to NBA practice facilities, taking on some members of the Miami Heat during a quick scrimmage.
Harden, Durant and Irving, arguably all top-10 players in the league, tested their mettle against the likes of Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, Tyler Johnson and Kelly Olynyk during this fast-paced game of hoop — a must-watch with only days before the start of training camp.
Durant and Harden look as dominant as usual during this run, making Irving the most highlight-worthy player to look at, coming off a season-ending knee injury.
Irving looks plenty mobile, sporting his signature ball-handling moves, quickness and deft touch around the basket — an encouraging sign for Boston Celtics fans who are hoping to take over a wide-open Eastern Conference.
The Heat will have plenty of moving pieces, but one that is likely to stay put is the newly-signed Udonis Haslem, who is returning for a 16th season and hoping to convince longtime friend Dwyane Wade to come back as well.
President Pat Riley has welcomed both of their longest-tenured players back in the roster, though they both are unlikely to have a major role coming into this 2018-19 season.