Kyrie Irving doesn’t care about the Nets Big 3 haters, and here’s why
The Brooklyn Nets are possibly the biggest villains in the NBA right now. The fact that they formed a superteam featuring the Big 3 of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden definitely put them in the running for the most disliked group in the league.
For his part, however, Irving could not care less about the criticism. When asked if the lack of sufficient game time between Brooklyn’s Big 3 will be a factor come playoff time, Kyrie had a straightforward response:
“It seems like a factor if everyone keeps bringing it up in their observance of us,” Irving said, via Greg Logan of Newsday. “I don’t really care… You guys know how great we are as individuals. We’re all-world players. We’ve just got to go out there and just find a flow and stick to it. Just have some fun and do what we do.”
While this might sound a bit brash, you can’t deny that Kyrie is simply speaking the truth here. They are indeed three of the best players in the game today, and so long as they’re on the court, any team out there will be hard-pressed to try and defeat the Nets in a seven-game series. It probably doesn’t matter too much that Durant, Irving, and Harden have played together in just eight games this season thus far.
The Nets get the week off as they wait for their first-round opponents. The Boston Celtics take on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in the play-in tournament, with the winner of that matchup earning a right to face Brooklyn in the opening round. Needless to say, a lot will be riding in what is expected to be a deep playoff run by Irving and Co.