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Is a healthy Nets Big 3 a lock to win the NBA title? | First Take

Is a healthy Nets Big 3 a lock to win the NBA title? | First Take The First Take crew weighs in on the Brooklyn Nets’ title chances if Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden stay healthy. More on ESPN.com:

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    Xavier Marquez

    April 8, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    I’ll be honest… I was looking forward to Stephen A this morning yelling, “THIS BROTHA IS BACK”

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    Raymond Bermea

    April 8, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Nope. They’re better without K.D. Brooklyn is 19-4 without him. They’re 17-12 with him. It’s gonna disrupt their game. Because it’s gonna come down to see who wants to score the most points. Especially K.D and Harden. I think the Jazz, Clippers, or the Suns will come out of the West and win it all.

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    WDGT Stayn

    April 8, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    You mean big 7

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    Tupac Reincarnated

    April 8, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    KD needs a superteam to beat a 36 year old 🤦🏽‍♂️

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    MM MM

    April 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Max n sas on vacay cuz talking about the same thing lol

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    viertelasiat

    April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Defense could matter if the game is close. But if you are closing out a game with Harden, Kyrie, Griffin and Aldridge on the floor…. how will the other team stop them? Literally cannot double anyone….

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    Peckish hexagon

    April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Stop it man, lakers is trash without LeBron😐😐😐, lakers team ain’t getting out in the play-off without Lemicky mouse with AD disney😂😂

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    christian mejia

    April 8, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    People seem to forget that you have to play defense in the playoffs

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      N.Y vs L.A

      April 8, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      People act like we won’t know everything the other team is about to do. Gl stopping those 3 guys even when u know what they will do.

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      N.Y vs L.A

      April 8, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      Keep that same energy. Don’t let the media brainwash you dude. Watch the games. Look at recent years not 10 years ago.

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      christian mejia

      April 8, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      @N.Y vs L.A bro your name kinda shows your bias 😂🤣

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    Branyo Romero

    April 8, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    If anybody thinks the Nets haven’t been playing defense they bugging out, lately the nets have been playing really good defense.

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      N.Y vs L.A

      April 8, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      Most of these comments come from people who don’t have league pass. They aren’t watching the games man. Casuals really think the Lakers are gonna breeze through the league lmao.

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      Branyo Romero

      April 8, 2021 at 2:48 pm

      @N.Y vs L.A Yeah bro this people are bugging out, they be talking crazy. 😝🤣 Is all good we unstoppable that chip ours already. 🙌🏾❤️🔥

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      The Lee Dude

      April 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Facts like who’s stopping KD, Kyrie and harden in the playoffs? Nobody lmao

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    Tapsiru Saccoh

    April 8, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    These Nets cry babies know who king James is ,he beat them all in their tuffs..put some espek on the king 🤴

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    N.Y vs L.A

    April 8, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    NETS own the league. If you don’t have league pass to watch the games then stfu because you aren’t creditable. Go watch before you spit your biases. Nets and 76ers are the 2 best teams in the league.

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    P L

    April 8, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    one could argue that a game where winners are mostly top-rated defensive teams is actually an offense-dominant game. Just because in a way, it could mean that “because it’s so hard to defend, those who are good at it have a huge avantage”

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    Aidan Chung

    April 8, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    I saw nets lock down Zion yesterday though, their defense is decent

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    L & G

    April 8, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    Zion is super good but the Pelicans aren’t great offensively without Ingram.

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    imc440

    April 8, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    You can always tell who the casuals are with the Nets, because they’re going to bring up defense, when for all practical matters, they’re a decent to good defensive team. Their overall defensive rating is being dragged down because of that time where they traded away their pieces for Harden and needed time to figure things out on the fly. But since the 2nd half of the 2/16 Phoenix game, they’ve been at the very worst, solid defensively. Not great. Not top 10. But solid. They aren’t giving up 122 points to the Pistons or anything like that in this stretch. We can just use the entire season as a sample, but given the number of new pieces on the team, a new head coach, loads of time missed by their stars, and major restrictions on summer camp or in season practices, I would key in on what they’ve done over the past six weeks as a greater indicator of who they are.

    If you want to say “Decent isn’t usually good enough to win a title” fine. But this is also a team that can casually drop 130 on you. The Pelicans scored 59 points in the first half (due to the pace of the game), and they were still down 20. That was an easy day at the office for Brooklyn. Easy. They are not the defensive sieve that people say.

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    Noe Ramos

    April 8, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    We’re not gonna act like these guys don’t play out of the nba

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    Slamz Dunk

    April 8, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    I’d be surprised if they lost more than 2 games if all three are playing.

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    Eugene Strickland

    April 8, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    She’s good

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    Donald Priola

    April 8, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    No. Defense is a question. Chemistry is a question. James Harden never showing up in the playoffs is a question. On paper, they look good, but there is a reason they play the games. The Clippers, Bucks, Lakers and Nuggets may have something to say.

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    Bieyan Maker

    April 8, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    He can roll out of bed and give you 40

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    Harrison the BUNNY 2

    April 8, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    Nets in 6

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    Zavian Jones

    April 8, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Health!? They got all kind of people on the team. They can spare a few players 😂

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    Aiden Rag

    April 8, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    I miss stephan A and max.

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    gail todd

    April 8, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    The National Basketball Association, the MSM and Major League Baseball have become political action committee’s for Biden/Harris and the Democrat party. In addition, the following companies (listed below) worked on Joe Biden’s behalf, fund raised, and campaigned for the Biden, BLM and other far left activist organizations. Financial Boycott whenever possible the following Democrat supporters…… NBA, WNBA, MLB, Home Depot, Modelo Beer, Verizon, State Farm Insurance, Progressive Insurance, ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Discovery Channel, Discovery Plus, TNT, TBS, TLC, PBS, OWN, Oxygen, Bloomberg, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Google, Sonic, Wendy’s, US Bank, Coca-Cola products, Best Buy, Wayfair, Kohls, Cigna, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Microsoft, (And any companies advertising with the above.)

    Pass this along.

    Hit them where it count$!

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    Filip Rakocevic

    April 8, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Friendly reminder that Jokić is the true MVP 🙌

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