NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving, James Harden clearly didn’t get along in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant James Harden Kyrie Irving (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Kevin Durant James Harden Kyrie Irving (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving, James Harden – evidently – didn’t get along together in Brooklyn. 

When the Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden last year, many assumed that this collection of big 3 – Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant – would at the very least win one NBA title together.

On paper, though, they had the talent to win many more. Roughly one year to the day that Harden was traded to the Nets, he (somewhat) forced his way out of town and was shipped to the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA Trade Deadline.

Now that Harden is no longer a member of the Nets, the tea apparently is arising. According to a recent report, it appears that Kyrie and Harden simply didn’t get along. Per The Athletic, Kyrie was ready for the Nets to move on and trade Harden.

Whether this all stemmed from Kyrie going from a no-show (because of his own choices) to essentially a part-time player remains to be seen. I mean, at least from an objectively outside perspective, that could very well be the case.

Though, I’m not sure it’s fair to blame it all on that. It had to play at least a small role, however.

Regardless, you can only expect more and more of these types of reports to emerge.

It’s no surprise that the tea is beginning to leak and this one could very well just be the tip of the iceberg of what really went on in that Nets locker room.

In a few years, I really do hope that we get a 30-for-30 tell-all of what really went on between Kyrie, Harden, and Durant. I’m sure there are some really interesting aspects to why it never worked when everything suggested that it should’ve.

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Along with the 2012-13 Lakers, the 2020-22 Nets are going to go down as one of the biggest disappointments in recent NBA history.