Kyrie Irving shoots fierce war metaphor for Brooklyn after dropping to 10th seed in the East
The Brooklyn Nets find themselves in some uncharted waters. According to FanDuel, they are still among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference. However, if it weren’t for the NBA adding a live tournament, they wouldn’t even be playoff bound right now, which is crazy to think about.
The Nets are placed in 10th place in the standings with LaMelo Ball’s Charlotte Hornets. While the Nets are the only reserve team that can cause fear in any of the East’s top teams, they still have to make it to the first round.
After a 122-115 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Kyrie Irving, in a bit of a slump since returning to full-time status, was asked about the Nets’ unique position as a supposed rival team. while having played too few games together as a unit and currently dangling at the bottom of the support bracket. Do they ever stop to think about how unusual that is?
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Irving had a surprising analogy to reporters.
“You go home, and this is just a metaphor,” Irving said. “You go home, you get your bulletproof vest, go get your handgun, go get your rocket launcher, you go get your AK, you go get everything, load all the ammo, this is just a metaphor It’s about people, but he goes home, you’re ready for the fight and you don’t just live with the results, you go out there with mental focus and fearless attitude and you really play for each other. ”
“This is just a metaphor, go home and get your bulletproof vest, go get your firearm, go get your rocket launcher… you go home ready to fight… you go out there in the spirit. High concentration and no fear attitude and you really play for each other.”
-Kyrie Irving pic.twitter.com/PQWW75m63d
– DaveEarly (@DavidEarly) April 3, 2022
The “good” news is that the Nets have won a berth. That means they will finish between the 7th seed and the 10th seed. Basketball-Reference.com puts their odds at over 70% to finish as 9th or 10th seed. after the remaining four games have taken place. Whether they are number 9 or number 10 will determine the home advantage in the first game. From today, that match will be a knockout in Charlotte for another against LaMelo and the Hornets. The loser goes fishing.
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If they lose like that, their season will be over and there will be a number of key season questions that need to be addressed in time. Kyrie Irving’s free agency feels like a foregone conclusion at this point. Whether they will buy Joe Harris along with the new selections bought from the Sixers is another question that is being asked, as is the future of Andre Drummond and Nic Claxton.
If they win, they will face the loser in a 7-8 game. For now, it would be Cleveland (struggling hard without Jarrett Allen, gone since March 7 with an injured middle finger) or the Hawks. If Saturday’s game is any indication, while the Hawks may not be the world beaters, they were just good enough to take Kevin Durant’s best 55-point punch and still win the field. House.
So the Nets probably need all those metaphorical rocket launchers and AKs. Are they a slumbering giant who simply hasn’t played a lot of games together, or does it take us just too long to see that in some respects they’ve made it to the season? 2022-23? It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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