It’s something we have all been secretly hoping for — a clash between Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. With Brooklyn’s recent trade, it just become even more possible.
The Nets punted on a brief stint from James Harden, opting instead to swing for Ben Simmons, a versatile defender and playmaker who addresses their most pertinent needs.
Alongside Simmons comes Seth Curry, a deadeye shooter and brother of Stephen Curry. To cap it off, Andre Drummond provides a bit of extra depth to a star-studded Brookly roster featuring Durant, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, Joe Harris and Patty Mills.
The stage is set for Kevin Durant to clash with his old team, the Golden State Warriors, in a potential NBA Finals showdown.
There are so many storylines to watch for in this potential matchup. Firstly, Durant going toe-to-toe with his former team is the kind of stuff NBA fans dream of.
KD won back-to-back championships with Golden State before joining the Nets in 2019. He hasn’t faced the Warriors in a playoff series since their epic battle in 2016 when the Dubs overcame a 3-1 deficit.
Then, there is the brotherly rivalry of seeing the two Curry’s square off in the finals. The two became the first pair of siblings to face in the Conference Finals back in 2019 when Seth and the Portland Trail Blazers were swept by Golden State.
As far as I can tell, they’d become the first brothers to meet in the NBA Finals, as well.
Last, but certainly not least, who can turn down the opportunity to watch Kyrie Irving suit up against Curry? This is a point guard battle for the ages and one that has always delivered whether it be the regular season or one of their three NBA Finals meetings.
If you are an NBA fan, you should be rooting for these two teams to come in contact with each other this June.