Nets’ Kevin Durant gives honest take on Big 3 debut with James Harden, Kyrie Irving
The Brooklyn Nets got the first glimpse of their new trio of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving on Wednesday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite losing in a double-overtime thriller, Durant shared how ‘perfect’ it felt to be on the floor at the same time as Harden and Irving.
“It felt right. It felt perfect. It felt like we belong together,” said Durant said about the new look Nets on a Zoom call with reporters after the loss, via Nick Friar of Yahoo Sports. “It felt like this journey together is going to be fun. Tough first start … it was an up and down game for us. But I like where we are.”
When the Nets acquired Harden in a blockbuster trade with the Houston Rockets, Irving was away from the team due to personal reasons. That left Durant and Harden carrying the offensive load in the latter’s first couple of games with the team.
After a seven-game absence from the team, Irving returned to action on Wednesday against his former team in the Cavaliers. Altogether, the dynamic trio of Durant, Harden, and Irving would combine for 96 points as Brooklyn would have no answers for Collin Sexton.
Some people may believe after Wednesday’s game that the Nets aren’t going to be able to succeed with Durant, Harden, and Irving all on the floor at the same time. That’s obviously not going to stop Durant from having full confidence in Brooklyn’s ability to improve its players’ chemistry.