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Attempting to solve the riddle of Irvings (mis)behavior and Harden trade


Nets coach, Steve Nash, didn't have much to say in his 10-plus-minute interview on the James Harden acquisition, but his response to two questions may tell us a bit about Kyrie Irvings mysterious disappearance and the 4-team deal that reportedly brings Harden to Brooklyn.

The questions asked of Coach Nash were:

1.) "What does a superstar-sort of player do for your franchise?"

2.) "How to you weigh a superstar player versus guys that are home grown and part of your Nets culture?"

Steve Nash's answer follows:

"We know this is a stars' League."

So, what does Nash mean by that?  Do stars determine how successful a team is,.or does it indicate that stars now run the NBA?

My personal answer is that stars do both. They are vital in winning games, and they have a strong say on what takes place on their teams and within the League generally.

Steve said very little in the interview, understandable since NBA rules governing pending trades dictate what can, and can not, be said. But it is highly likely that the Harden trade and Irving's latest (mis)behavior are linked in some fashion.

If there is any legitimacy to the above tweet, it adds veracity to my theory about the meaning of Steve's words. Did Kyrie not want Nash as his coach? Did Irving want another star to compete a Big 3 in Brooklyn, or was The Beard brought in as insurance against Kyrie not playing this season. I believe we will have some answers in the near future. 

 

 


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