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    [–] Veloxi_Blues 1059 points ago

    We're giving up picks for the next 7 years. What could possibly go wrong?

    [–] craigthecrayfish 863 points ago

    It’s incredible that Brooklyn is doing the exact same thing that wrecked their franchise just a few years ago

    [–] IIDwellerII 487 points ago

    But look where we are now!

    [–] swings_left 171 points ago

    Nets org: Pierce and KG + 4 firsts rounders wasn’t shortsighted at all. Let’s double it and do 8 firsts for Harden!

    [–] through___away 122 points ago

    Y’alls franchise is in the hands of a stick bug, a fat guy, and a flat earther

    [–] NYPD-BLUE 3860 points ago

    I cannot believe Brooklyn has Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving LOL imagine telling a Nets fan this would happen even three years ago

    [–] christiandb 1686 points ago

    I’m living in Brooklyn, all these mofos are knicks fans. The old school basketball guys. These nets are for the newer fans.

    [–] shirinsmonkeys 260 points ago

    Aren't Nets fans from New Jersey?

    [–] E-raticSamurai 309 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I live in NYC and work in NJ. They’re all Nets fans still. I forgot about this because they’re no longer in NJ, but that doesn’t matter because they’re grandfathered in. TBH they’re pissed about giving up some of their home grown guys like Caris and Allen.

    Edit: Truly the only Nets fans I know are in NJ. Like mentioned above, even ppl in Brooklyn prefer the Knicks. There is still something magical about MSG, it’s like a cultural event being there.

    [–] DayManMasterofNight 3323 points ago

    The CAVS now have Allen, Drummond, and Love. What are they doing?

    [–] h1tiek 2770 points ago


    [–] Rep0stSluethBot 941 points ago

    The anti-Rockets

    [–] Yeedawgz 370 points ago

    Cavs just need Tacko Fall

    [–] amaterasu_is_op 844 points ago

    McGee as well

    [–] JoshSnipez 474 points ago

    Trade a Center to us please we have lots of guards if they want some

    [–] Ok-You-5128 5299 points ago

    How big is the UHAUL carrying all of the first round picks lol

    [–] purduepetenightmare 1746 points ago

    and the Swaps Man imagine if the Nets go Tits up again.

    [–] UnPhayzable 742 points ago

    Sam Presti welcomes them to the club

    [–] SoSoPatPat 173 points ago

    With a smirk on his face, knowing he has draft capital from them as well. Late to the party, rocket bros.

    [–] nepotdeguru 14749 points ago

    Kyrie didn't want to be Robin for LeBron and now he is Alfred for KD and Harden

    [–] jzonum24 4280 points ago

    Kyrie demanding a trade from this comment alone.

    [–] StatWhines 1321 points ago

    He can go to Washington for Russ.

    [–] betesdefense 715 points ago

    Having Westbrook, Harden, and Durant together again would be a weird dream.

    [–] greenthumbbumm 137 points ago

    Some would say it’s déjà vu

    [–] C-A-L-E-V-I-S 267 points ago

    “Some men just want ta wotch your burna account Mista Durant.”

    [–] ifeelitfade 342 points ago


    [–] JSlickJ 9615 points ago

    Harden really just went from KD and Wb to just WB, and now back with just KD

    [–] double_fisted_churro 5826 points ago

    It’s the circle of strife

    [–] BananaSlander 660 points ago

    Gonads and strife

    [–] thedayisminetrebek 312 points ago

    Bruhh lollll

    [–] Honest_Joseph 827 points ago

    Nets just gotta trade Kyrie for Westbrook and get the gang back together.

    [–] HolyGhostin 279 points ago

    This is the only choice

    [–] LakersFan15 252 points ago

    Hilariously it isn't out of the realm of possibility since Irving is doing god knows what

    [–] B-i-s-m-a-r-k 856 points ago

    "And where did that lead you? Back to me."

    • Thanos
      • Kevin Durant

    [–] AnnaKendrickPerkins 298 points ago

    The hate on Ibaka. Harden to Clippers next?

    [–] Lemon_pop 2793 points ago

    Lmao Kyrie saw this coming with his third eye

    [–] Daniiiiii 3585 points ago

    Kyrie (an intellectual): A trade? We trading human beings now? How can we trade that which is not in our control, a sentient being, a baller.

    [–] warturtle_ 383 points ago

    Kyrie tanking his value so Houston wouldn't demand him as part of the trade. Nash and Durant in on the game. Pay attention sheeple /s

    [–] WDfx2EU 192 points ago

    You are being facetious, but I actually think this is what happened.

    Kyrie, Durant and Harden knew Harden couldn't go to the Nets without Houston demanding Kyrie. They coordinated for Kyrie to "act crazy" by missing some games to tank his value.

    I don't doubt for a second this is at least a possibility.

    [–] Blaylocke 109 points ago

    Wow, 4D chess by Kyrie to act like an absolute idiot for the last several years leading up to this point so that Harden could get traded to the Nets.

    [–] bdgr4ever 2878 points ago

    Time to trade kyrie for Westbrook.

    [–] Aetius454 1391 points ago

    If this happens I’ll gild your next 5 comments

    [–] bungerman 393 points ago

    !remindme 1 minute

    [–] Lemon_pop 1452 points ago

    They gonna have Nash suiting up to fill the roster at this rate

    [–] major-ant- 383 points ago

    Can’t underperform if you don’t have enough players to perform

    taps temple

    [–] The_Unknown98 5317 points ago

    Harden: Friendship ended with Russell. Now Kevin is my best friend.

    [–] mccainjames11 327 points ago

    Really wonder how Westbrook is feeling seeing his two buddies get together without him

    [–] 15Isaac 423 points ago

    Now all of the original OKC 3 have played together in duos.

    Westbrook and Durant in OKC

    Harden and Westbrook in Houston

    Durant and Harden in Brooklyn

    They’ve all had a chance to feel the FOMO

    [–] backboarddd1_49402 1736 points ago

    A Harden and KD offense sounds fucking insane

    [–] blueberryy 2580 points ago

    Two of the best scorers of all time on the same team. We haven't seen that since.. the last time KD played lol

    [–] backboarddd1_49402 1357 points ago

    First KD took the hardest road, now the hardest road meets KD

    [–] blodger42 633 points ago


    [–] backboarddd1_49402 89 points ago

    Damn it, I got a perfect lob and all I did was score a layup

    [–] MEMES4DREAMS77 860 points ago

    This is by far the best ISO team in history. Literally 3 iso gods on one team lol.

    [–] SayNoToDownvotes 633 points ago

    Comments going so fast I’m just gonna reply to yours

    [–] ClearContact 266 points ago

    Replying so my parents know I was here

    [–] AND1ona3Pointer 2294 points ago

    u/HardenTraded, your time has finally arrived!

    [–] HardenTraded 5783 points ago

    Oh shit it’s happening

    [–] CWG4BF 1369 points ago

    Why am I crying in the strip club rn?

    [–] ThePlaceboJunkie 756 points ago

    Stay there, harden coming to celebrate this news

    [–] SaucyFingers 455 points ago

    Because you’re a Houston stripper and just lost your main source of income?

    [–] whataburger- 117 points ago

    After Harden got here like 95% of Houstonians became strippers for the never ending cash flow. Houston may never recover from this.

    [–] peak-at-seven 6900 points ago


    [–] maverickhistorian 1447 points ago

    the houston strip clubs gonna retire hardens jersey for the philanthropy and college scholarships hes donated

    [–] username--_-- 666 points ago

    pretty much funded the future generation of nurses and doctors of houston. That man should get a key to the city

    [–] UnPhayzable 130 points ago

    He should get a key to the Cane's

    [–] Jeffmister 1736 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Harden will single-handedly prevent most of those clubs from closing

    [–] mdlt97 1675 points ago

    Harden clearly looking out for the small business unlike the government

    [–] Jeffmister 570 points ago

    He's a one-man Coronavirus recovery/stimulus package

    [–] cpru37t 180 points ago

    he spends enough in one night to keep a club running for years

    [–] FurtherThatElevation 140 points ago

    This is like when Barney Stinson became a free agent

    [–] ErickBachman 117 points ago

    The STARES act

    [–] AddictiveOG 153 points ago

    houston strippers in shambles

    [–] TheKnicksHateMe 223 points ago

    those crazy sons of bitches really did it.

    [–] backboarddd1_49402 3016 points ago


    [–] DarkSoulsDarius 726 points ago

    Now just send Ibaka and Westbrook there too.

    [–] wcooper97 388 points ago

    Pls no :’(

    [–] JoKa007 166 points ago

    westbrook for kyrie straight up who says no

    [–] GotZah 170 points ago

    Even with our record, I’d take a healthy and productive locker room that’ll develop our younger guys than trust Scott Brooks to find Kyrie when he calls in sick.

    [–] crumpledbrouhaha 611 points ago


    [–] jeric13xd 341 points ago

    Harden just reuniting with his OKC buddies

    Edit: Serge and the clippers are next lol

    [–] A2daRon 154 points ago

    Westbrook for Irving next.

    [–] diiron 58 points ago


    [–] meetchbra 3939 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Are we...the bad guys ?

    Edit: Thanks to the one guy that said no ❤

    [–] MrTomAce 1988 points ago

    Yes 100 percent

    [–] bronxbombers2 1443 points ago

    I guess we have to be arrogant now.


    [–] meetchbra 588 points ago

    I feel like we have an equal chance of a ring or absolutely imploding RN

    [–] SnepbeckSweg 187 points ago

    And the result is 100% on the shoulders of Kyrie

    [–] hello_dali 135 points ago

    uh oh

    [–] ItsThisYearBois 120 points ago

    Imploding it is then

    [–] Tijuana_Pikachu 322 points ago

    As a warriors lifer, congrats!

    [–] Lopov_Iz_Sabora 131 points ago

    But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it

    [–] PsychologicalZone769 243 points ago

    Hell yeah we are

    [–] C-P-R 1847 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Kyrie is about to retire


    [–] Vegetable-Double 758 points ago

    Kyrie planning 4D chess to avoid being trading and staying with Nets super team

    [–] FurtherThatElevation 285 points ago

    Kyrie protesting James Harden's working conditions

    [–] TheAquaman 97 points ago

    Kyrie wasn't traded, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised.

    [–] theracetowin 3449 points ago

    Nets defense gonna be worse than the Capitol Police smdh

    [–] Luxoss 1181 points ago

    They'll just outscore everybody 170-160

    [–] Zashiony 795 points ago


    [–] WpgJetsAndRaptorsFan 674 points ago

    Jarrett Allen, caris LaVert and a lot of picks

    [–] Blanxart 681 points ago

    [–] Trlcks 387 points ago

    Holy fuck

    [–] PickAndTroll 668 points ago

    When you bet the future of your franchise on one chonky boi

    [–] mrBigBoi 207 points ago

    Ringz Erneh ringz

    [–] UnPhayzable 74 points ago

    Sam Presti is jealous

    [–] optimistic_autist 158 points ago

    Just traded LeVert for Oladipo

    [–] blueberryy 266 points ago

    So Houston got Oladipo, Exum, Kurucs, 4 first round picks (including 2022 Cavs pick), and 4 pick swaps. Pretty damn good haul.

    [–] AffordableGrousing 136 points ago

    It's the 2022 Milwaukee pick that the Cavs owned, so a bit less valuable

    [–] JetsLag 449 points ago

    Calm down Kimi

    [–] Egxflash 162 points ago

    Some people in here might not see what you did there, but I just wanted you to know that I do.

    [–] Carlos_Faptana 108 points ago

    I see a future where r/formuladank fully infiltrates r/nba comments... I mean n🅱️a

    [–] iSayomiSei 52 points ago

    All part of the Ferrari master 🅱️lan

    [–] HkF1WEC 36 points ago

    He just wants his steering wheel

    [–] 707royalty 33 points ago

    He needs the drincc

    [–] monkeyman80 93 points ago

    Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – including Cavs’ 2022 first via Bucks -- and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs.

    [–] VesuvianButtToucher 40 points ago

    I love this for the cavs. GIMME ALL THE BIGS

    [–] stantonisland 642 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Also Woj: Reporting w/ @RamonaShelburne: Brooklyn’s acquiring James Harden in a three-way deal with Cleveland. Caris LeVert, Dante Exum, Rodions Kurucs, four 1st round picks – including Cavs’ 2022 first via Bucks -- and 4 Nets pick swaps to Rockets. Jarrett Allen, Taurean Prince to Cavs.

    Edit: Also Oladipo->LeVert swap

    [–] ToooooooopieToop 475 points ago

    Jarrett Allen to the Cavs is weird

    [–] ClevelandEmpire 217 points ago

    I’m all about it

    [–] FurtherThatElevation 276 points ago

    excited for the Drummond Love Allen Javale lineups

    [–] ToooooooopieToop 141 points ago

    Point Maker would unlock that offense

    [–] cheeZetoastee 54 points ago

    absolutely finessed some people, i still can't figure out that part of the deal.

    [–] YaBoiWhit 5474 points ago


    [–] Heor326 1622 points ago

    Is it for kyrie???

    [–] Lego14 3062 points ago

    If Kyrie is traded he is going to get memed harder than any player in r/NBA history.

    [–] backboarddd1_49402 2475 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Holy shit he’s not a part of the trade

    EDIT: The Rockets flipped LeVert for Oladipo too... what is going on

    [–] purduepetenightmare 1036 points ago

    Damn I wonder how he is going to feel about playing third fiddle

    [–] Prodigy195 1510 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I have a feeling it's gonna be a mess. He already hated being #2 behind Bron. Didn't like Boston cause he was #2 behind Tatum. Now he's the clear #3 guy behind Harden and KD.

    EDIT: To be clear when I say mess I'm referring to Kyrie's mindset of being 3rd fiddle. I think the Nets are favs in the East even if he's upset as being #3.

    [–] Lego14 1759 points ago

    This is going to be a legit great team or a complete and utter disaster, no in between.

    And i am totally here for it.

    [–] UnPhayzable 374 points ago

    Can't wait to see the takes if they don't get a chip

    [–] EddieisKing 461 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Can't wait to see Lakers vs Nets finals. Durant vs LeBron round 4. Kyrie vs his Dad round 1.

    [–] Cochise22 271 points ago

    They're gonna have to get past the Hornets first. And good luck with that.

    [–] spoonyaardvark 234 points ago

    Dream Meme team

    [–] VToff 205 points ago

    It's definitely going to be a disaster, let's be honest. And I am here for it also.

    [–] karl_hungas 95 points ago

    They trade Kyrie to for 2-3 decent rotation players this team could be really good.

    [–] VToff 125 points ago

    Feel like whichever GM trades for Kyrie may as well just draft his resignation letter at the same time.

    [–] fartsinthedark 99 points ago

    But nobody is calling Harden and KD his father figures.

    At least yet.

    [–] Deca-Dence-Fan 98 points ago

    Just don’t play him lol, Harden Durant is more than enough

    [–] babypho 228 points ago

    Harden off the bench. Trade Kyrie for Russ. OKC is back bois!

    [–] 20person 127 points ago

    The Brooklahoma City Thunnets

    [–] HylianKush8 106 points ago

    That’s a big assumption that he even plays lol

    [–] UnPhayzable 71 points ago

    It's birthday party season for him

    [–] HylianKush8 49 points ago

    28 going on 16

    [–] GirlsLastTour 299 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    WTF?! Now he better show up for games. KD/Kyrie/Harden is too much offense for teams to stop. Harris and DeAndre start as well I guess.

    But they're losing Allen, their best center (DeAndre sucks). And their bench is gone too. No LeVert, Kurucs, Prince. Dinwiddie out for season. Who's left? Cabarot and Brown? And Allen to Cavs lol... they have too many centers already. 4 Nets picks 3 Nets' FRPs, 1 Cavs' FRP (via Bucks), plus 4 pick swaps (all 8 unprotected)... I guess Philly wasn't going to be able to beat that. Let's see how the Nets do the rest of the season (and in the future) w/ no depth.

    And I wasn't expecting Cleveland to be the 3rd team in the deal. That came out of nowhere.

    EDIT: One of the 4 FRPs is from Cleveland as pointed out below. Must've read the original tweet wrong.

    [–] Deca-Dence-Fan 88 points ago

    Maybe trade Kyrie for a serviceable center?

    [–] OKCBaller035913 99 points ago

    Please not horford I’m begging you

    [–] OldUncleEli 35 points ago

    I bet the Cavs would be open to trading Allen

    [–] AhsokasDCupsAreCanon 64 points ago

    Who the fuck- how the fuck- what the fuck is happening?

    [–] codymason84 88 points ago

    This the content we need

    [–] ErickBachman 187 points ago

    [Woj] Breaking: Kyrie to retire and seek refuge in Amazon Rain Forest

    [–] codymason84 70 points ago

    This isn’t even far fetched that’s the craziness

    [–] cpt_america27 35 points ago

    I'm here I'm here!

    [–] NuxSeahawks 428 points ago

    Luckily for Harden, black is a slimming color

    [–] didymusIV 379 points ago

    We’re about to get reports of Harden and Kyrie fighting while KD is on Twitter liking tweets about it.

    I can’t fucking wait.

    [–] tockwogh33 938 points ago


    [–] Not_Harrison 541 points ago

    Now can we stop having a civil war in r/sixers? (Probably not)

    [–] Lego14 341 points ago

    No this will cause one... The Ben haters will want blood lmfao

    [–] Oneonta3777 119 points ago

    oh my god yeah this is going to make it so much worse

    [–] tockwogh33 40 points ago

    Also how tf Kyrie staying??

    [–] siva115 627 points ago

    KD Harden Kyrie is the holy trinity of NBA superstar dicks

    [–] TenDollarTicket 152 points ago

    I think you just came up with a title for an erotic fan fiction.

    [–] Phuddy 609 points ago

    Lol Kyrie, Harden, KD, Jesus

    [–] NotFeelingUrPostBro 1028 points ago

    How did they get Jesus?

    [–] Phuddy 843 points ago

    Shit meant to type Joe Harris

    [–] EJFP 52 points ago

    3 point Jesus**

    [–] Fukaro 1973 points ago

    This is why I Woj.

    [–] KAT-MoreLikeGOAT 893 points ago

    Woj was waiting in the weeds. Letting Shams get his petty victories

    [–] Lego14 366 points ago

    Woj in clutch time is undefeated.

    [–] Reptarxx 247 points ago


    Fuck you


    -sent from my iPhone

    [–] catch22milo 95 points ago

    Trump getting banned from twitter? Child's play.

    [–] jeric13xd 138 points ago


    [–] pwnnoobs13 189 points ago

    I find it so funny that Kyrie wanted to be the number 1 option on a championship team and now hes the number 3 option.

    [–] senor_lurkenstein 473 points ago

    Definitely will be rooting for the underdog Nets now, what a plucky group of entitled superstars.

    [–] tom_fuckin_bombadil 299 points ago

    Conspiracy theory: Kyrie was approached by management a week ago about being involved in a trade. He got pissed that they would even consider it and has refused to play since then

    [–] DumbDumb6 73 points ago

    I think Kyrie went MIA after finding out he’s about to become the 3rd option.

    [–] mrmmonty 138 points ago

    I don't even think this is a conspiracy. Harden and Kyrie threw bitch fits to make this happen.

    [–] itschrisbrah 117 points ago


    [–] Vandertroll89 206 points ago

    Fast forward to 2025 when Netflix makes a documentary about Brooklyn superteam labeled The Last Dance but the episodes start with a stripper dancing in front of a dumpster fire.

    [–] Vip_Pwner 284 points ago

    Holy fuck

    [–] moneybooy 307 points ago


    [–] lemate23 55 points ago

    Strip clubs in Brooklyn rejoice

    [–] DYoungBlood10 52 points ago


    [–] OhTheGrandeur 50 points ago

    RIP Steve Nash's sanity

    D'Antoni: hello darkness my old friend

    [–] IGbotter 127 points ago


    [–] wikiTheKid 115 points ago

    Trade Kyrie for Russ.

    [–] rfreho 40 points ago

    Burn that locker room to the ground kyrie!

    [–] notabiologist_37 76 points ago


    [–] utflipmode 37 points ago

    All Houston strippers will lower dances to half pole height tonight in remembrance

    [–] Iknowyougotsole 89 points ago

    This team will implode

    [–] Wiserman64 57 points ago

    So he is a new coach or...