Have there ever in NBA history been three players on one team of this Caliber? Three guys who are capable of scoring 60 points on ant given night. Three of the most capable offensive players in NBA history on one team. Comparing them to past trios, Larry Bird, Kevin Mchale, Robert Parish of the great Boston Celtics teams of the 80, or Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the trio of the greatest team of the 80’s, the Los Angeles Lakers. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman was another great trio of the 90s who completed a 3 peat in 1998, then we had Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade, the trio that led that Miami Heat franchise to back to back titles in 2012, and 2013. The 2017 Golden State Warriors took this superstar led trio thing to a different level. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson at the time became the most talented trio in league history in large part due to Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry quietly dominating a league featuring a player by the name of Lebron James who a lot of analysts called the GOAT. did we think this big 3 thing could get any more cold than the 2017 Warriors?
This year after the season in the bubble, the 2020-2021 season, we are blessed to witness Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden touch the floor together. The trio has not played a lot of games together this year, but if this small sample of what we got is any indication of how dominant this team can be when they get some real time together and real chemistry, the rest of the league is in trouble. They beat the Clippers twice, once without Kevin Durant, defeated the Lakers, minus Anthony Davis and Keven Durant, and have the current best record in the league versus teams above 500. Barring injury, this Nets team should be the favorite to win it all.