The Brooklyn Nets have all the talent they need to succeed.
Yet there appear to be some major problems among the stars.
A report from Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer dropped Tuesday afternoon saying Harden doesn’t like living in Brooklyn and is also upset with Kyrie Irving‘s status as a part-time player.
James Harden has not enjoyed living in Brooklyn and has voiced his frustrations regarding Kyrie Irving's part-time playing status, per B/R's @JakeLFischer
Harden has made it clear he intends to test out free agency even if it leads him back to the Nets pic.twitter.com/7bhI9QnGkO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2022
That is quite a bombshell before the trade deadline.
This also has the entire NBA world reacting on Twitter to the news that not all is well in Brooklyn.
James Harden staying or leaving is dead gonna come down to Kyrie Irving getting vax’d & that also holds a lot of weight on KD friendship with both if u ask me. 🤷🏼♂️
— Andy (@andyrivera_23) January 25, 2022
This is a multi-layered situation the Nets have to figure out soon if they want to win a championship this summer.
NBA World Reacts To The Harden Rumors
This report seems to be confirming what fans have been noticing for some time.
Not sure if I buy that James Harden will end up in Philly next year, but I absolutely believe that Harden is frustrated with the Kyrie situation in Brooklyn, as B/R reported. Would be hard not to be.
— Robert Guerra (@TheProducerRG) January 25, 2022
James harden done with kyrie haha
— 2k 🐐🐐🐐 (@yungd24) January 25, 2022
"James Harden has not enjoyed living in Brooklyn and has voiced his frustrations regarding Kyrie Irving's part-time playing status."
— Betcha (@PlayBetcha) January 25, 2022
Harden being frustrated with Irving seems valid.
While Harden and Kevin Durant, and the rest of the roster, battle it out every night, Irving can only play on the road because he refuses to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
And if he won’t budge, that could mean he misses home playoff games when his team needs him the most.
This all has Harden fed up and it could mean he gets traded soon.
I agree with James Harden 100% here about Nash. It seems like James Harden’s camp also leaked info to Jake Fischer. We also know about his frustrations with Kyrie’s situation, as he does voice them pretty regularly subtly in his post game pressers. pic.twitter.com/qz4D0a9zjf
— Brandon ®️ (@BLCity5) January 25, 2022
The Sixers ending up with James Harden would be something i didn’t think was possible.
— Sasuke (@JTheJedi) January 25, 2022
James Harden hates Kyrie but hugs him and praises him everytime they’re on the court lol.
— jordan (@carlosjordan__) January 25, 2022
Harden leaking info in this case would be a bad look for him and his standing as a leader for the Nets.
Durant seems to be the star stuck in the middle here, just trying to play hard and lead the team when he is healthy.
Rumors were already rampant about a potential deal sending Harden to Philadelphia in exchange for Ben Simmons.
Those rumors will only heat up now that Harden is reportedly so fed up with his team.
James harden – Ben Simmons do the the trade you cowards @sixers
— Justin (@_Fluffdaddy) January 25, 2022
If one star is unhappy while another is a part-time player, the Nets may officially be doomed.