Brooklyn Nets: Max Kellerman makes bold claim about BK and Warriors’ Big Threes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: James Harden #13, Kevin Durant #7, and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: James Harden #13, Kevin Durant #7, and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets, currently the hottest team in the East and probably the conference’s favorite, are in an interesting space right now pertaining to NBA fandom.

Since Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors, there hasn’t been a certifiable villain in the league, something those Dubs became the second they stole their free-agent splash from within the conference.

Brooklyn? Despite having the game’s most opulent Big Three, and on the heels of signing a ring-chasing Blake Griffin, they still don’t ooze hate-ability.

Could the issue be their anonymity as a franchise? Of course, the Warriors were no great shakes historically, either. Overall, it’s puzzling.

But if Max Kellerman’s vision comes to pass, it won’t be long before the rest of the league turns on Brooklyn and starts hating them for their overflowing skill alone.

Kellerman stated on Friday that he thinks this is the best offense in the history of basketball, and that the team’s Big Three is more skilled than the Warriors’ trio (which also featured Draymond Green manning the ship).

If Brooklyn fulfills that promise and trounces its opponents this spring and summer, that “hate” switch could be flipped real quick.

Do the Brooklyn Nets have the best offense in NBA history?

Kellerman’s point is well-earned; if the Warriors of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson could boast the “best backcourt” in NBA history, then why isn’t the Nets’ evolutionary version of it the best offense of all time?

There isn’t much competition in the 3-point-chucking universe, after all. There had never been a team in the two decades preceding Golden State’s emergence that looked anything like them from a volume outside scoring perspective, and before that, there was no long-range shooting. Joe Harris, rarely even mentioned when the Nets are discussed, isn’t Steph Curry … but he’s close, especially when he’s constantly open thanks to the facilitating of James Harden and Kyrie Irving’s/Kevin Durant’s slashing.

When all five Nets starters are on the court together, the only thing that can stop them is an unforced error.

Brooklyn’s detractors will claim that defense wins in the playoffs, and there will eventually come a time when a key stop is needed and cannot be obtained.

The counter to that? The best offense of all time shouldn’t have any trouble pulling away far enough to render such worries moot.