Isiah Thomas and Kevin Durant acknowledge the value that Kyrie Irving brings to the championship favorite Brooklyn Nets.
There are few sights in sports more satisfying than Kyrie Irving doing a number on his defender. The 6’2″ point guard can get his shot off on practically any defender, against any coverage.
He plays with a verve and an imagination that allows audiences an insight into the beauty of basketball. But beyond that, Irving is a competitor as tough as nails.
This combination of skill and motivation makes him one of the NBA’s most unstoppable offensive players. Irving’s clutch shot to seal the 2016 NBA Finals for the Cavaliers is probably seared into the mind of every viewer.
Despite all of his credentials, a few media members continue to question his fit on the new-look Brooklyn Nets. After all, Kyrie’s got 2 MVP teammates at his side – one of whom plays the position he’s listed at, in James Harden.
Isiah Thomas and Kevin Durant emphasize the importance of Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets
As a 2-time NBA champion and the leader of the Bad Boy era Pistons, Isiah Thomas knows a thing or two about winning in the NBA. When people with his experience speak, viewers ought to listen closely.
The Hall of Famer endorsed Kyrie Irving with a social media post recently. In his statement, Thomas said:
“The  Cleveland Cavs do not win the championship without Kyrie Irving on that team. Put me down on record. The Brooklyn Nets with the team constructed the way it currently is, cannot, and will not, win the championship if he is not there. Period.”
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And now Kyrie’s best friend and teammate Kevin Durant has spoken his mind on the 7-time All-Star through social media.
It’s clear that the Nets’ Big Three will continue to have each others’ backs irrespective of media narratives. These are the hallmarks of a team with championship DNA in it. A united front continues to be the best way to counter such talk.