The Brooklyn Nets are currently clinging to life in the first round of the playoffs.
They are down 3-0 against the Boston Celtics and are only one game away from being swept just a couple of weeks into the postseason.
If that happens, it would be an embarrassing fall from grace for a team that many considered Finals contenders.
Tonight, the Celtics team greatness won over Brooklyn's individual greatness.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 24, 2022
NBA legend Magic Johnson has an idea.
On Twitter, Johnson said, “Tonight, the Celtics team greatness won over Brooklyn’s individual greatness.”
Johnson has a point: the Nets have some of the best players in the league but they are not working well as a collective unit and it’s hurting them in some massive ways.
Blowing Up Brooklyn?
The Nets are now two seasons into the grand experiment with Durant and Irving in the lead.
Yes, they have been thrown a few curveballs and injuries that have kept them from their potential.
At the same time, it’s becoming obvious that this team isn’t living up to the hype.
That is leading some to publicly call for the front office to blow things up and try again.
Is it time to get rid of Irving?
Is there another trade they should make?
Should head coach Steve Nash be given the heave-ho?
Something needs to change.
On paper, this looks like a team that should be sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference standings.
They’re not even close to that right now.
Even with all that firepower, the Nets are duds right now.
Maybe it really is time for a change.