Unless they achieve the biggest NBA playoff comeback in history, things are about to end for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nets are currently down 3-0 against the Boston Celtics and, historically, that means certain doom.
BOSTON GOES UP 3-0 ON THE NETS 🍀
Teams are 143-0 all time in playoff series after going up 3-0. pic.twitter.com/pfMH9b64j7
— ESPN (@espn) April 24, 2022
As ESPN points out, teams are 143-0 all time in playoff series after going up 3-0.
The Nets would have to do the impossible and overcome the greatest of odds.
Based on what we have seen from Brooklyn lately, that doesn’t seem very likely.
This hasn’t been a very easy season for the Nets.
It all started with the turmoil and confusion around Kyrie Irving and his refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Because of that, Irving wasn’t allowed to play with his team for months.
Eventually, Brooklyn changed its tune and let him play away games before welcoming him full-time.
Meanwhile, the team struggled to play well together and had a lot of chemistry issues.
Since then, Simmons hasn’t played a single game for Brooklyn.
Oh, and don’t forget about Kevin Durant‘s injury that had him on the bench for weeks and plunged the Nets to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.
All in all, this is a season where next to nothing has gone well.
Is it time to shake things up and change the lineup?
Has this grand Brooklyn experiment run its course and should it be declared a failure?
Or should fans hope that maybe things will finally turn around next season?