Skip Bayless says that the Brooklyn Nets can play ‘disruptive defense’; calls doubters ‘fearful Lakers fans’ if they believe otherwise.
The Brooklyn Nets made short work of the Golden State Warriors in Kevin Durant’s return to the Warriors’ home turf. The game started off pretty even, with Steph and the crew even having the lead for a bit in the first quarter.
The Nets however, pulled away and led by double digits for the next three quarters of the game, not once relinquishing this lead. James Harden seems to be enjoying his new role as a facilitator as dropped a whopping 16 assists to help lead the Nets to a blowout 134-117 victory over the Dubs.
Following the win, Skip Bayless took to Twitter to praise the Nets for the defensive effort.
Skip Bayless says that the Brooklyn Nets can play defense when they feel like it
With Deandre Jordan out last night, Kevin Durant started at the 5 position. Their starting lineup of Kyrie Irving, Harden, Bruce Brown, Joe Harris, and Durant allowed them to switch on essentially every single possession.
Steph and the Warriors were clearly uncomfortable with this type of defense as the Nets kept their hands active all night, looking for steals. Skip Bayless commended the Nets for their defense saying that they play ‘disruptive defense.’
You’re wrong (or just a fearful Lakers fan) if you dismiss the Nets as all offense and zero defense. Nope. These Nets definitely can play disruptive defense when they feel like it.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 14, 2021
The Brooklyn Nets are set to play the Los Angeles Lakers for the first time this season come this Thursday and it’s obvious who Skip Bayless will be rooting for.
The Nets currently boast a 9-1 record over teams with a record over .500, making this the best record in the league. On the flip side, they also have one of the worst records in the league against teams that are below .500 which is 4-6. Losses to teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons contributed to this record.