The Brooklyn Nets are coming off one of their finest wins of the season on Saturday night time, after they overcame a 21-point deficit to topple the streaking Denver Nuggets on the highway, marking their second-largest comeback victory of the marketing campaign up to now.
The Nets have been again in motion on Tuesday night time towards the Bulls trying to put a stranglehold on the No. 2 seed within the East, which might see them lock up home-court benefit within the playoffs till a possible convention finals matchup vs Philadelphia.
Sadly for Brooklyn, they’ll stay with out James Harden, who’s reportedly nearing a return from his hamstring harm. This implies the Nets’ Large 3, who’ve appeared just about unstoppable collectively, have nonetheless shared the ground for simply seven video games this season.
That’s the other of supreme with the playoffs quick approaching, so that they’ll be hoping Harden is cleared for motion within the coming days. In any case, with him on the court docket it goes with out saying Brooklyn is the prohibitive championship favourite.
Actually, when you have been to ask Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris in regards to the Large 3’s Marvel character comps, his reply suggests the 15 different playoff groups shouldn’t even trouble competing.
Nets followers will love Joe Harris’ Marvel breakdown of the staff’s Large 3.
Showing on the R2C2 podcast this week, Harris was requested to elaborate about which Marvel characters the likes of Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving most carefully resemble. For such a spontaneous query, the Nets marksman’s reply was spot on.
Maybe Harris’ most puzzling reply was evaluating Irving to the Hulk. Whereas Irving’s enjoying fashion doesn’t precisely mirror that of the chiseled humanoid, who tends to defeat his opponents with brute power, their cussed personalities are virtually indistinguishable.
As for Harden and Durant, effectively, followers can be hard-pressed to checklist higher Marvel comps for them than Harris did. Very like the way in which Harden is considered all through the NBA after the distasteful manner he went about forcing his manner out of Houston, Thor isn’t what one would name beloved throughout the comedian universe.
When time involves compete, nevertheless, Harden is as worthwhile as any participant within the league and all the time appears to have a “pulse on the sport” even when he’s having an off taking pictures night time. In basketball phrases, Harden’s left hand is sort of as highly effective as Thor’s hammer.
Lastly, we get to Durant. Talking strictly by way of superpowers (not sturdiness), the Iron Man comparability is totally correct. As soon as he crosses halfcourt, defenders are compelled to man up as a result of there’s nowhere on the ground the two-time Finals MVP can’t rating from. Given how lengthy he’s been at this, we actually don’t need to elaborate past that.
For as enjoyable as that train was, we’ve seen previously groups fall quick of their quest for a championship regardless of having all of the expertise on paper.
In different phrases, so long as Durant, Harden and Irving are all wholesome come playoff time, flaunting among the finest particular person expertise within the league means nothing in the event that they don’t win a title…or ought to they not be held to the identical requirements as a few of Marvel’s most idolized heroes?