The Brooklyn Nets have no shortage of talent on their roster.
They’re stacked at every single position, have two healthy All-Stars, and are a well-coached team, with Jacque Vaughn turning the culture around.
That’s why former NBA player-turned-analyst Kendrick Perkins didn’t hesitate to take yet another shot at this duo, stating that they were the only two All-Stars on the floor in their game versus the Phoenix Suns, yet they failed to help their team.
Kyrie and Ben are the only 2 all-stars on the floor tonight and they are doing the nets a disservice
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 20, 2023
Notably, this is nothing new for either player, as both have a long and well-documented history of character issues.
For starters, Kyrie didn’t even lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to the playoffs before LeBron James arrived, and he was a massive no-show for the Boston Celtics in his brief stint at TD Garden.
As for Simmons, he refused to take an unguarded layup out of fear of being fouled and sent to the line in a close-out game versus the Atlanta Hawks and later stated to be “mentally blocked” when traded to the Nets.
It doesn’t matter how good you are, it takes way more than just talent and skills to win in the NBA, and the Nets are finding that out the hard way.