Nets star Kevin Durant slapped with harsh reality check amid Kyrie Irving exile, James Harden slump
Kevin Durant balled out for the Nets yet again, but he didn’t get much help from superstar teammate James Harden. At the same time, Kyrie Irving remains in exile amid his anti-vax stance. This is exactly what renowned broadcaster Skip Bayless decided to point out as he criticized Brooklyn’s lackluster showing on Saturday night:
Kevin Durant goes for 39/9/7 with 4 steals but gets virtually no help from Harden (0-6 from three) as Suns move to 16-3 with a significant win at Brooklyn. Nets have gone from a Big 3 to a Big 1.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) November 28, 2021
To be fair, Skip Bayless isn’t exactly the most unbiased basketball analyst out there. His relentless slander on LeBron James has been well-documented and he has also gotten on the Brooklyn Nets hate train every now and again. This happens to be one of those occasions.
As Bayless expressed in his tweet, KD was nothing short of dominant against the Suns. For his part, James Harden was able to put up another triple-double, but it came on 4-of-15 shooting and 0-of-7 from distance. Kyrie, on the other hand, is still chilling at home as he continues to fight for his rights against the COVID-19 vaccine.
You have to note, however, that DeAndre’ Bembry (18 points on 9-of-11 shooting, nine rebounds) and LaMarcus Aldridge (18 points, six rebounds) actually showed up for the Nets on Saturday. Harden may have been a bit off of his game, but it’s not as if KD battled the Suns all by his lonesome.
Moreover, the Nets are coming off a four-game winning streak. At 14-6, they are still sitting at the top spot in the East. Sorry to say, Skip, but it’s not all that bad in Brooklyn right now.