In a strange turn Brooklyn Nets loss Boston Celtics perhaps not as much of a surprise to some as one might think. At the start of the 2021-2022 NBA season, the Nets were presumed favorites for the championship, and when they added James Harden in the middle of the season, things took off.
And while Harden’s experiment failed and Kyrie Irving’s inoculation status, exacerbated by Kevin Durant’s injury, undermined expectations for the regular season, there was still optimism ahead of the 2022 NBA playoffs. The Nets then faced the white-hot Celtics, who unexpectedly emerged as the league’s most feared team midway through the season.
However, in a recent interview discussed on the Fox show Undisputed, it seems former Net and KD friend Mike James heard from Durant himself that he didn’t expect to beat Boston.
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