This might have been said a lot throughout the season but once again the Brooklyn Nets have gotten better, at least on paper. The Nets signed seven time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday as their buyout market acquisition.
Of course, like any other NBA news, this drove social media wild—especially given that the Nets now have six players that have been All-Stars in their careers. Here’s how NBA Twitter reacted to Aldridge going to the Nets.
Of course, it’s not NBA Twitter if we don’t include Freezing Cold takes:
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) March 27, 2021
Haven’t seen this lineup on the floor yet but yikes, infinity stones indeed.
KD, Kyrie, Harden, Aldridge, and Blake. #InfinityStones
— Engr. Sadiq👷♂️ (@SheikLabah) March 27, 2021
Just talent on talent on talent teaming up together with the Nets.
LeBron James’ fans are always on their propaganda but they’re not wrong this time
KD, Kyrie, Harden, Blake Griffin, and now Aldridge teaming up to try to take down a 36 year old LeBron James in his 18th season.
He was IN HIGH SCHOOL being told he would be a failure if he wasn’t a top Hall of Famer 🤯
So much pressure and still exceeded expectations
GOAT 🐐 pic.twitter.com/2z8YPm0jI4
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) March 27, 2021
Will the Nets be the next villain of the NBA? It’s honestly looking like it
If the @BrooklynNets win a championship there will be NO TEARS from any of the players because this team hasn’t went thru anything as a team.
It will the most Soulless Win in sports History & definitely @nba history.
I’d be happy for the borough of BK but that’s about it.#nba pic.twitter.com/ofnvIBH2Mu
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) March 27, 2021
With all due respect sir, fans want to see the big three throughout the playoffs.
Might as well sit out harden kd and kyrie till the 2nd round of the playoffs @BrooklynNets
— PTK (@chinuaa) March 27, 2021
In fairness to to the Nets big 3, this is probably what they felt too once upon a time
Rest of the league looking at the Nets pic.twitter.com/IQiYPOJPJe
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 27, 2021
We just wanted to see a Lakers led by LeBron versus Nets led by Durant in the finals. But at this point, it’s a Western Conference team versus superteam.
The rest of the NBA seeing LaMarcus Aldridge signing with Brooklyn pic.twitter.com/ZMiMISbAA6
— Overtime (@overtime) March 27, 2021
What’s even more intriguing is that the Nets have one more roster spot available. Whoever they add will join what is already considered a stacked superteam, at least on paper.
The team is currently second in the Eastern Conference standings and have defeated a couple of above .500 even without their complete roster. They’re definitely the team that everyone has their eyes on this season.