The Brooklyn Nets had almost everything they needed to become the ruling force in the NBA.
All they needed was some luck with injuries and an actual locker room leader keeping everybody on the same page.
Instead, they couldn’t make things work despite having three of the greatest scorers of all time in Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving, and things didn’t get much better with whatever’s left of Ben Simmons.
Multiple reports talked about a toxic environment within the organization.
Durant and Irving reportedly pushed the decision-makers over and over, and things got ugly when they finally started saying no.
So, the Nets finally decided to pull the plug and pretend like this never happened.
They recouped their Draft capital and added some young talents to build around.
As for their stars, they got separated, and everyone will now pursue a championship somewhere else.
Looking back, there’s no doubt that this Nets tenure will make up for a great documentary, as one can only wonder what actually went down behind the scenes.
That’s why NBA analyst Jay Williams came up with a perfect title for ESPN’s 30-for-30 documentary on the Nets’ failed Big 3.
“I really do think this is gonna be one of the best 30-for-30 ESPN has ever done when that time comes,” Williams said on ESPN’s Get Up! “It’s gonna be named ‘it was all a dream.'”
If there’s a @30for30 on the Nets' big three, @RealJayWilliams has a title in mind 😅
“It was all a dream.” pic.twitter.com/IpunQhufiC
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 17, 2023
Of course, things didn’t work out in the end for the Nets.
All things considered, this infamous tenure will go down as one of the biggest disappointments in professional sports history, but at least every party involved can just move on from it and go on with their lives.NEXT: The Nets Make A Bold Choice For The Fans